Winch Cat Operator – Whistler Olympic Park
Whistler Sport Legacies
Whistler, BC
Whistler Olympic Park has a history of glory and gold – one-third of all medals at the Vancouver 2010 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games were awarded here.

Winch Cat Operator at Whistler Olympic Park plays a key role in developing athletes for future Olympics by providing ideal conditions to learn and train on. The precise requirements of Ski Jumping and weather conditions of the Callaghan Valley provide an ideal challenge for the experienced operator to expand their skills and learn something new every day. The Winch Cat Operator is responsible for the day-to-day grooming and snow management of the Whistler Olympic Park ski jumps, snow and ski play areas, baseboarding slope as well as assisting the trail groomers. The safe and careful operation of a modern fleet of Pisten Bully and Prinoth snow cats, as well as snowmobile grooming equipment is required. Seasonal Csaual role requires flexibility to work weekends and nights.

Responsibilities:
Reporting to the Supervisor, Maintenance and Sport Operations work with Groomer Operators to ensure optimum day-to-day grooming and maintenance duties as assigned
Create high quality jump and ski conditions for guests of all levels
Operation of grooming machinery both snow cat and snowmobile in a safe and responsible manner
Ensure all snow surface areas have a safe and high quality surface
Assist mechanic(s) to troubleshoot mechanical breakdowns when needed
Maintain grooming, machinery and records as directed
Perform daily machine checks including pre start up inspections, shut down and post operational procedures including documentation regarding machine maintenance per established protocols
Adhere to all safety, operating and maintenance procedures
Demonstrate ability to follow directions and work in small groups or alone when required
Interact with volunteers to ensure their inclusion in department team
Carry out Whistler Sport Legacies’ AIM philosophy:All Interactions Matter
Assist the team with other duties as assigned or required

Job Requirements/Qualifications:
3+ years of winch cat grooming experience
Good understanding of grooming principles
Experience operating snowmobiles and snowcats
Knowledge of radio protocol
Valid BC Driver's License and abstract required
Reliable winter transportation (WOP is not serviced by transit)

Skills:
Ability to perform physical labour on a daily basis
Keen and can-do attitude
Willingness to assist other team members (perhaps outside the department) as needed and requested
Exceptional customer service is essential

Physical Requirements:
Ability to work outdoors in variable weather winter conditions performing physically demanding tasks
Ability to stand for long periods of time
Ability to regularly lift 50lbs

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