What does a Ski Lift Mechanic (297A) do?

Ski Lift Mechanics install, inspect, repair, and maintain ski lifts and associated equipment to ensure their effective use and safe operation.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Reading, understanding, and interpreting performance codes and standards
  • Inspecting ski lifts and their components; testing the operation and safety of equipment and components
  • Repairing, replacing, and modifying ski systems where necessary
  • Coordinating projects involving the planning and organizing of ski lift construction
  • Documenting work activities and writing operational reports
  • Acquiring strong theoretical and practical knowledge of electrical, hydraulic, and mechanical systems

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Secondary school diploma with math, English, and physics credits
  • Completion of a 6,000-hour apprenticeship, including a combination of on-the-job and in-school training
  • Exam to obtain Certificate of Qualification

What's Your Future as a Ski Lift Mechanic (297A)?

  • Full-time; outdoors, often in cold weather; may work year-round if involved in project coordination
  • Opportunities to travel to other provinces with ski resorts
  • Employers include ski resort owners or ski clubs, ski lift operators, ski lift equipment manufacturers, government regulatory departments, or self-employment

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $15.00-$20.00 per hour.

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