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Snow Removal Equipment Operator (Winter Seasonal)

Job Category: Mountain Operations
Requisition number: SNOWR002154
Posted: 8 August 2022
Schedule: Full-time
Rate: $15 USD per hour
Purgatory Resort
Durango, CO 81301, USA


  • Notify supervisor of any breakdown or damage to equipment and complete associated documentation.
  • Check all safety equipment daily for proper function.
  • Use all safety equipment and procedures at all times.  Be aware of the safety of people working around machines at all times.
  • Report any existing or potential safety hazards to supervisor immediately.
  • Operate machinery in a safe and careful manner to avoid damage to the machines and to protect corporate property, the forestland, wildlife habitat and natural resources.
  • Check all fluids and grease equipment as well as any other minor maintenance required on equipment to ensure proper function and minimize wear on equipment.



  • Conserve energy whenever possible.
  • Clean and tidy work areas.
  • Assist grounds crews in maintenance of resort properties.
  • Other duties as assigned.



Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:  Solid knowledge of equipment operation. Alertness, precision, memory, ingenuity, concentration, judgment, initiative, patience, oral and written communication skills, are necessary abilities.

Education or formal training:  High school diploma or GED.

Experience:  1-year experience operating heavy equipment.

MATERIAL AND EQUIPMENT DIRECTLY USED: Loader, backhoe, skid steers, logging skidder, hand tools, lubricants, gasoline, diesel fuel, oil.



100% of the work day is spent outdoors in constantly changing weather conditions including, but not limited to: Extreme cold, snow, heat, wet, thunder and lightning storms.  5% of the workday is spent standing, 5% of the day is spent walking and 90% of the day is spent sitting and operating machinery.

Occasionally balancing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling, reaching, handling, fingering, feeling, smelling, listening, depth perception.  Frequently engage in normal conversation.  Occasionally lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling objects weighing up to 100 pounds.  Constantly climbing, listening, use of near and far acuity, color vision and field of vision. 

Noise levels reach 97 decibels for up to 90% of the day.  Constant exposure to mechanical hazards and vibrations.  Frequent exposure to fumes odors.  Occasional exposure to gases and poor ventilation.  Potential hazards include radiant energy, electrical, high exposed worksite, burns, explosives, and toxic chemicals.  This is a non-skiing position.

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