Lift Maintenance Electrical Technician

Lift & Vehicle Maintenance
Anchorage, Alaska

Lift Maintenance Electrical Technician

The Lift Maintenance Electrical Technician will perform troubleshooting, scheduled and unscheduled electrical/mechanical maintenance as relevant to all aspects of ski lifts. These include, but are not limited to, electro-mechanical, light industrial control systems, low voltage AC and DC controls, motors, drives and overhead or buried communication systems. Working both independently or as part of the maintenance team, the qualified candidates duties may need to be performed indoors or outdoors, at heights, and in all weather conditions.

Position Responsibilities

  • Follow all lift maintenance policies and procedures as outlined by Lift Maintenance Manager, Mountain Operations Manager, General Manager, ANSI, and lift manufacturers.
  • Perform troubleshooting and repair of lift related Industrial Controls including PLC's and Drives.
  • Perform weekly, monthly, and annual inspections
  • Safely inspect and complete equipment preparations for operations
  • Entering and updating record keeping maintenance logs.
  • Assist in repair, rewiring and upgrading of electrical lift components.
  • Assist in installation and repair of overhead and buried communication systems.
  • Ability to learn applicable safety codes to assist other team members/departments operate in compliance with all Alyeska SOP’s, ANSI, OSHA, and manufacturers operational guidelines
  • Actively be involved in lift emergency procedures and time dependent repairs.
  • Ability to prioritize according to departmental goals.
  • Have a basic knowledge of computer operating systems and ability to learn new systems as they pertain to lift operation and maintenance.
  • Work closely with level 3 and higher level electricians and mechanics to further training and understanding of lift electrical and operational systems.
  • Ability to communicate with the Lift Maintenance Manager, Mtn. Operations Manager, Mountain GM, and other crew on all lift electrical/maintenance matters and safety issues.
  • All other duties as assigned

Essential Skills and Experience:

Must have a solid mechanical and electrical aptitude and the ability to learn quickly. Must be able to work independently, under pressure, be dependable and able to work flexible hours including weekends and holidays. Must possess strong communication skills and ability to be respectful to other employees at all times and be able to work with all other resort departments as needed.

  • Must be over 18 years old
  • High school education or equivalent
  • Must possess a valid Alaska Driver’s License
  • Strong mechanical aptitude
  • Minimum 2 years of experience in lift operation, lift electrical, lift maintenance and/or equivalent.
  • Knowledge of small hand tools, meters, equipment, and the ability to use them.
  • Ability to read electrical schematics, consult manuals, trade publications, vendors, staff schools and training programs to keep updated on current shop practices and new maintenance technologies to improve the efficiency and production of the Lift Maintenance Department
  • Ability to work outside, at heights in all weather conditions
  • Ability to operate snowmobiles, ATV’s, and heavy equipment
  • Ability to ski or snowboard expert terrain in all conditions

Alyeska Resort is a 300+ room resort which includes a Nordic Spa and Ski Area, nestled in the mountains of Girdwood, Alaska located 45 minutes south of Anchorage. Alyeska Resort is an incredible place and Girdwood is a friendly, lively town where residents value both outdoor adventure and community spirit. Alyeska Resort offers the type of atmosphere where our employees are able to work hard and play hard and are encouraged to share their enthusiasm with our guests. 


Offering year-round and seasonal opportunities, working at Alyeska Resort is both rewarding and exhilarating. Alyeska Resort offers many exciting career opportunities, beautiful surroundings and exciting employee benefits including: 


  • Vision, Dental, and Medical Insurance for regular full-time employees
  • Paid holiday and paid time off (Vacation and Personal)
  • Free Season Pass for employees and qualified dependents
  • Roth 401(k) and 401(k) Retirement Savings Plan
  • Discounts for rooms at The Hotel Alyeska and affiliate hotels
  • Discounts in Resort restaurants, shops, and Nordic Spa


Family, Quality, Winning, Industry and Honesty:Our people realize that relationships rooted in trust, honesty, respect and gratitude are essential to all. We never get a chance to make a second first impression. Success is planning the details. We are focused and committed to doing what we say and accepting feedback as a gift. 


Physical demands and work environment:The physical demands and work environment characteristics described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. 


  • Physical demands: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to stand, walk, climb, crawl, kneel, talk, see, hear, and smell. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 100 pounds. The employee must be able to operate hand and foot controls on vehicles/equipment. Specific vision abilities include color, and depth perception.


  • Work Environment: While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts, heights, exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.  Physical terrain in the work environment can be uneven with poor traction; there is ice and snow outside, and wet floors indoors.  Perform duties at heights.



Alyeska Resort is an Equal Opportunity Employer and a Drug-Free Workplace. All resort employees must possess current documentation showing they are eligible for employment in the United States. Alyeska Resort accepts applications for currently available positions only and does not accept applications for “general employment.” Preference may be given to local candidates, as relocation may not be available.  


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