Are you an experienced heavy equipment operator or current cat driver looking to work at the most epic lodge in British Columbia?
If so, you may qualify to drive the most badass vehicles over some of the most incredible terrains, get to meet people from all over the world and work with the best backcountry staff in the Kootenays.
The Cat Driver is responsible for providing safe and smooth mountain travel for the enjoyment of all guests. This person must have excellent communication skills to interact successfully with guides and guests throughout the day. This position must ensure snowcats are clean, fueled, safe and ready at all times.
Come and shuttle a pile of energetic snow junkies around the backcountry and receive so many high fives you’ll need an ice pack. We are looking for highly skilled drivers with fun and outgoing personalities to join our team of superhumans and help facilitate the ultimate mountain experience. Be there to receive thanks from every glowing guest as they shake the pow out of their ears and then set them up for another epic run. Seriously, a lot of high-fives will be coming your way. It is the best job on the mountain!
- Perform snowcat safety briefing for guests on their first morning out.
- Assist guests with unloading and loading skis/snowboards throughout the day.
- Load lunch bins and water containers in the snow cats each morning, remove lunch bins and water containers at the end of the day and transport them to the appropriate base. Empty garbage from bins and lunch bags.
- Ensure the snowcat is clean at the end of the day, complete the morning and evening checklists and perform any routine maintenance required. Record all maintenance and service issues in the logbook and communicate issues to the Maintenance Supervisor.
- Log the time the snowcat is started and shut down as instructed. Daily Logs must be completed and communications made with maintenance staff of any immediate equipment repairs required for uninterrupted operations.
- Ensure all repairs required are done promptly at the end of the day and make sure the snowcat is ready for the next morning.
- Be familiar with the Companion Rescue program and participate once a month to keep your skills current.
- Assist in rescue cases when appropriate. Cat drivers are required to carry a beacon, a pack with probe and shovel as well as ski/ riding gear.
- Maintain radio communications with base, guides and fellow drivers throughout daily operations as required.
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