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Join the Mt Van Hoevenberg Family

Mt Van Hoevenberg is an excellent place to work, and we’re always looking for exceptional employees who enjoy working in a fast-paced and fun environment! Perks include access to activities at Whiteface, Gore, Belleayre & Mt Van Hoevenberg Mountains, training provided, employee discounts, and you get paid too! We want to help find you find the perfect job at Mt Van Hoevenberg, so please tell us a little about yourself by starting with our EZ-Apply!

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Job Opportunity Snapshot

Please take a look at the list of job opportunities below. If you’d like more info on a specific job, please click on Employment Opportunities, where you will find the description, compensation, and qualification information.

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  • Snowsports
  • Track Crew
  • Electrician
  • Event Logistics Team
  • Maintenance Assistants
  • Zipline and Mountain Coaster Staff
  • Bobsled Experience
  • Trail Maintenance
  • Shuttle Bus Drivers

 

Employment Opportunities

Vehicle Technician

Olympic Jumping Complex & Mt Van Hoevenberg

The Olympic Regional Development Authority (Olympic Authority) is seeking talented, motivated, mechanically inclined people to work as a vehicle technician for Mount Van Hoevenberg (MVH) and the Olympic Jumping Complex (OJC). Vehicle Technicians are responsible for ensuring the safety and reliability of MVH and the OJCs vehicles through monitoring, maintaining and repairing all sorts of diesel and gasoline powered machinery including, but not necessarily limited to: snow cats, automobiles/trucks, excavators, snowmobiles, UTVs etc. The ideal candidate will hold a competent mechanical/electrical skill set or shows aptitude to learn and practice in support of systems related to diesel and gasoline operated equipment.

Mt. Van Hoevenberg, located just outside the Village of Lake Placid, is home to the brand new, state of the art, Mountain Pass Lodge.  MVH is home to 55 km of trails, 5.5 km of world class competition trails, and a state-of-the-art bobsled, skeleton and luge track. The Olympic Jumping Complex is home to the iconic ski jump towers seen from miles away. The OJC hosts world class ski jumping events throughout the year and boasts spectacular views of the Adirondacks.

Work is performed on site primarily at Mt. Van Hoevenberg. Weekend and Holiday work will be required as will work outside the normal workday as is necessary to fulfill obligations. Occasional travel may be required.  

Essential Duties (this list is not exhaustive):

Troubleshoot, maintain, and repair diesel and gasoline powered equipment
Conduct regular visual inspections and repair equipment as needed
Change oil and perform other maintenance in accordance with manufacturers recommendations
Regular checks: check all machinery and mechanical parts, including fluid levels, brake pads, and hoses. Repair/replace as necessary
Conduct necessary minor adjustments and repair or replace worn/broken parts
When mechanical problems are reported, locate and diagnose problems, and plan and perform necessary repairs, and report/document all issues and repairs
 Maintain written logs and records of all maintenance and repair work done
Maintain accountability for tools, equipment and shop work areas
Ensure equipment is safe and operable and meet standards for inspection
 Maintain accountability for tools, equipment and shop work areas
Provide support to other operational departments as requests
Adhere and contribute to all safety procedures and protocols and report identified hazards
Perform other tasks as assigned.

Minimum Qualifications: Current US driver‘s license with an acceptable driving record in order to operate ATV’s, snowmobiles and automobiles/trucks is required. Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs.

Other Considerations: Should be a selfmotivator who is able to work independently on assigned tasks. Prior mechanical experience preferred.

Wage Entry rates range from $20.22/hr – $27.23/hr depending on skills, qualifications, and experience. The Olympic Authority offers an excellent benefit package including paid leave (vacation, holiday, sick and personal time); participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; health, dental, and vision insurances; and optional participation in the NYS Deferred Compensation Plan.

Interested candidates should email a letter of interest and resumé with the Subject Line of “Vehicle Technician Inquiry” to:

Shinea Smith
[email protected]


Electrician

NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority, Mt Van Hoevenberg & Olympic Jumping Complex

The NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking a full-time year around Maintenance Electrician for Winter Olympic Legacy Venues in Lake Placid, NY; Mt Van Hoevenberg and Olympic Jumping Complex. This position will be responsible for a variety of electrical needs of which may include building maintenance, public recreation attractions (Cliffside Coaster, Zipline, Gondola), sport training/ competition facilities and events. The Maintenance Electrician will provide support to multiple departments.

The ideal candidate will have working knowledge and skills in several of the following areas; electrical codes, services, distribution systems (up to 480V), motors, controls, low voltage systems, sports timing/ scoring, audio- visual, voice/data. Other skills levels are encouraged to apply.

This position will be called upon to install, maintain, troubleshoot, and perform repairs on electrical equipment and systems in an often fast-paced work environment and with a mind for safety. Must be able to read and interpret documentation, electrical prints and diagrams, acquire parts and materials.   The successful candidate will have good communication skills, a positive attitude and work ethic.

This position has physical demands which require the ability to crawl, climb ladders, perform work at heights, navigate uneven grades and mountainous terrain without restriction (ie; overhead equipment, access ladders, elevated catwalks, hillside, etc.) sometimes working in extreme conditions.

QUALIFICATIONS, CERTIFICATIONS & LICENSES: Demonstrated practical experience and/or documented completion of technical courses and a valid driver’s license.

COMPENSATION: Entry rate ranges from $25.05/hr to $27.01/hr depending on skills, qualifications, and experience. Pay is commensurate with skills and experience. ORDA offers an excellent benefits package including paid leave (sick, vacation, and personal time); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; and optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation, a qualified 457-B plan,

Interested applicants may send their resume with a letter of interest to:
Shinea Smith
Payroll Coordinator
[email protected]

The Olympic Authority is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

 


Maintenance Assistants

Mt Van Hoevenberg and Olympic Jumping Complex

The NYS Olympic Regional Development Authority is seeking full-time year around Maintenance Assistants for Winter Olympic Legacy Venues in Lake Placid, NY; Mt Van Hoevenberg Olympic Sports Complex and Olympic Jumping Complex. These positions primary duties will be assisting with maintenance, repair and operations of recreational attractions including the Cliffside Coaster, SkyFlyer Zipline and SkyRide Gondola. MA’s will also provide support for events, snowmaking, building maintenance, sport competition facilities, events and other systems.

The ideal candidates will have a willingness to learn, basic mechanical aptitude and skills in at least one of the following areas; mechanical systems, hydraulics systems, rigging, 24 to 480 volt electrical systems, controls, drives, pumps, motors, compressors, heavy equipment/ machinery, HVAC or other related technical systems.

Maintenance Assistants will assist with or perform inspection, testing and maintenance activities on equipment and systems; perform minor repairs under supervision until proficient and complete general labor activities.  Ability to read and follow checklists, manuals, safety instructions, operating procedures, and other documentation is required. The candidate will have verbal and written communication skills, a positive attitude and a good work ethic.

Working outdoors, this position has physical demands and often works in extreme conditions. MA’s should be able to crawl, climb ladders and towers, perform work at heights, navigate uneven grade and mountainous terrain without restrictions.

QUALIFICATIONS/LICENSES: Demonstrated skills, practical experience and/or documented completion of a technical course of study is preferred. A valid driver’s license is required.

COMPENSATION: Entry rate ranges from $18.55/hr to $23.24/hr depending on skills, qualifications, and experience.

ORDA offers an excellent benefits package including paid time off (11 paid holidays, graduated sick leave and vacation, 3 personal days per year); health and vision insurance; participation in the NYS Retirement Systems; optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation Plan; free skiing/ riding privileges for employees and immediate household family members at Whiteface, Gore, Belleayre, Mt Van Hoevenberg; free admission to other ORDA managed venues; reduced rates for programming, food concessions and retail purchases.

Individuals with seasonal or part-time availability are encouraged to apply.

Interested applicants may send their resume with a letter of interest to:
Shinea Smith
Payroll Coordinator
[email protected]

The Olympic Authority is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

Zipline and Mountain Coaster Staff

Come be a part of Lake Placid’s newest sources of fun! The Olympic Jumping Complex & Mt. Van Hoevenberg, both ORDA managed facilities, are seeking energetic, enthusiastic individuals to become Zip Line and Mountain Coaster Attendants.  Staff will be cross trained and be responsible for providing guests with a safe, exciting and enjoyable experience. WE WILL TRAIN YOU!  You will learn how to teach guests to get in and out of zip line gear safely and guide them on the lines. Staff will also operate the all-new and exciting mountain coaster. All staff must adhere to social distancing requirements and other protocols to ensure the safety of fellow employees and guests.  Positions are available immediately!

QUALIFICATIONS: Must be at least 18 years of age and physically able to perform the essential functions of the job (lift 30+ lbs).  Successful candidates must have excellent guest service, communication and teamwork skills.  A background in ropes and climbing is preferred.

COMPENSATION: Grade 13 – $18.55/hr .ORDA offers an excellent benefits package including paid leave (sick, vacation, and personal time); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; and optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation, a qualified 457-B plan,

Interested applicants may send their resume with letter of interest to:
Shinea Smith
Payroll Coordinator
[email protected]

The Olympic Authority is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

 


Track Maintenance Workers

In addition to their primary responsibility of making and preparing the ice on the Sliding Track, workers may operate a variety of power-driven mechanical equipment, be involved with maintaining buildings and grounds, and performing other tasks as assigned. Must be able to perform heavy physical labor. Will train.

COMPENSATION: Grade 13 – $18.55/hr. ORDA offers an excellent benefits package including paid leave (sick, vacation, and personal time); paid holidays; health, dental, and vision insurance; participation in the NYS and Local Retirement Systems; and optional participation in NYS Deferred Compensation, a qualified 457-B plan,

Interested candidates should contact:
Shinea Smith
Payroll Coordinator
[email protected]

The Olympic Authority is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

 


Bobsled Experience Staff

Bobsled Experience Staff are classified as Maintenance Assistants. In addition to their primary responsibility of driving sleds in the bobsled passenger ride program, they are responsible for making and preparing the ice on the Sliding Track. Workers may operate a variety of power-driven mechanical equipment, be involved with maintaining buildings and grounds, and performing other tasks as assigned. Must be able to perform heavy physical labor. Applicants must have a valid driver’s license and will be subject to drug testing. Will train. Entry rate:$18.55/hr

Interested candidates should contact:
Shinea Smith
Payroll Coordinator
[email protected]

The Olympic Authority is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity Employer.
Pursuant to Executive Order 161, no State entity, as defined by the Executive Order, is permitted to ask, or mandate, in any form, that an applicant for employment provide his or her current compensation, or any prior compensation history, until such time as the applicant is extended a conditional offer of employment with compensation.  If such information has been requested from you before such time, please contact the Office of Employee Relations at (518) 474-6988 or via email at [email protected]

 

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Other Career Opportunities

ORDA CAREERS

We also have career opportunities available at our Lake Placid venues, including the Olympic Center, Olympic Jumping Complex, Olympic Sports Complex and Mt Van Hoevenberg. Learn more about our available positions below!

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