Groomer / Winch Cat Operator

Marmot Basin, 1 Marmot Road, Jasper, Alberta, Canada Req #205
Saturday, July 29, 2023


Grooming, Snowcat Operator

Reports to

Grooming Supervisor

Position Overview

The Grooming/Snowcat Operator works as part of the Grooming and Snowmaking team. They are responsible for operating machinery to assist in the maintenance of mountain terrain, trails and runs. They are responsible for dealing with or reporting any mechanical issues and keeping the machinery clean.

The Mountain Operations department is hiring several positions for Grooming needs. This includes Grades 1, 2, & 3 operators acting in FT and PT capactities. The role works evenings and overnight. A compressed work week agreement is in place.

Alberta Employment Standards regarding probationary periods apply.



  • Mechanical Background
  • Previous operating experience 
  • Winch cat experience
  • Ski Industry experience an asset
  • Able to work flexible shifts
  • Able to work in a safe and efficient manner
  • Able to work outside in any, all and sometimes adverse weather conditions
  • Minimum class 5 license.


Core Competencies


  • Professional deportment with excellent customer service skills
  • Demonstrated temperament and disposition for stressful situations
  • Ability to work/cope well in emergency situations should they arise
  • Ability to work well, cooperate and communicate as part of a team
  • Strong team member able to take direction
  • Motivated and observant; able to perceive needed tasks and complete them without direction
  • Self-aware; able to identify strengths and gaps in own abilities and training
  • Able to use taught skills and previous experience to problem solve
  • Trustworthy and capable of working unsupervised.


Job Duties/Responsibilities

  • Complete all assigned grooming runs as per daily instructions provided by the Grooming Supervisor
  • Complete daily checks and maintain cleanliness of machinery
  • Report equipment concerns to the Grooming Supervisor
  • Adhere to all Safety Policies and Procedures. Identify and report hazardous machinery, terrain or activities where self or others may be at risk of injury
  • Deliver excellent customer service to internals and externals contacts at all times, thereby enhancing Marmot Basin’s reputation as a positive Guest Experience provider.




  • Respect and adhere to the company’s policies and procedures as set in the “Corporate Policies” and “Employee Handbook”
  • Understand and adhere to Ski Marmot Basin’s “Harassment Policy” and the company’s “Privacy Policy”

Other details

  • Pay Type Hourly
  • Employment Indicator Seasonal
  • Job Start Date Sunday, October 15, 2023
  • Job End Date Friday, May 24, 2024
Location on Google Maps
  • Marmot Basin, 1 Marmot Road, Jasper, Alberta, Canada