Jobs Snowmaking Team Member


$15 - $17/hour


Mt. Crescent Ski Area; 17026 Snowhill Lane, Honey Creek

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Pottawattamie County Conservation is excited to announce the hiring of a full-time, seasonal Snowmaking Team Member. This position will run through the duration of the ski season. 

Responsibilities of a Snowmaking Team Member will be to perform minor mechanical work in inspection, maintenance, and repairs of specialized equipment, machinery, and snowmaking machines for the ski area. Operate snowmaking machinery with supervision from snowmaking team lead, Maintenance Manager, and Site Manager. Assist Maintenance Manager with various tasks as needed and available. 

Essential Functions

Assist with monitoring, maintaining, repairing, and making necessary improvements to various machinery such as pumps, generators, snowcats, snowmaking machines, and snowmaking sticks, as required by manufacturer's specifications.


Complete and maintain a written record of the maintenance services performed on each piece of equipment.


Assist with chair lift operations including moving snow, operating chair lifts, and know how to use safety start and stop procedures.


Assist in daily preventative maintenance inspections on snowmobiles, pickup truck, UTV, skid steer, snowmaking machines, booster pumps, and carriages.


Perform snow and ice control including running snowcat to grade and groom snow, assist in clearing sidewalks, fill ramps on lifts at both loading and unloading areas with snow.


Assist with operation and maintenance of specialized machinery including chair lifts, snowmaking machines, snowcats, and snowmobiles.


Adequately communicate all aspects of maintenance and snowmaking to the Snowmaking Team Lead.


Must be able and willing to work flexible schedule to include early mornings, overnights, holidays, and weekends.


Work in other departments when needed and perform other duties as assigned.

Essential Knowledge, Experience, and Ability

Ability to communicate effectively, both orally and in writing.

Ability to understand and follow both oral and written instructions.

Ability to use bench and hand tools, machines, and equipment of mechanical trades.

Must be willing and able to operate as part of a team and at times assist with duties of other team members.

Essential Education, Certification, and/or Licenses

Minimum Qualifications

Must be eighteen (18) years old at the time of hire. 

High School Diploma or GED

Special Qualifications

Must be reliable, punctual, and have own transportation

Be able to work in a cold environment for extended periods of time

Previous experience working at a ski area with chair lifts, snowmaking machines, snowmobiles, and snowcats preferred

Work as a team and can foster a positive, fun, and safe work environment

Flexibility to work during evenings, weekends, and holidays

I was fortunate to become part of the Pottawattamie County family in 2014. I haven't wanted to work any other place since. The personnel I've come to know have truly become like family.

Ryan, Deputy
Sheriff's Office
9 Years with Pottawattamie County