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Old 06-07-2014, 09:27 PM   #1 (permalink)
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I recently graduated from Mechanical Engineering technologist program, Id like to work at a ski resort this winter and was wondering if any types of jobs that would put these skills or prefer these types of skills exist on a ski resort for the maintenance department.

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Old 06-07-2014, 09:46 PM   #2 (permalink)
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Yeah, washing dishes.
Pretty sure any engineering that is needed at a ski resort is well and truely taken care of by the time they open. So suck it up and do the work thats available.

Im moving to japan at start of next season and I just took a job as a general hand at a lodge, clearing snow, changing beds and washing up is probably what I will be doing but who cares, Ill get to ride all day.
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Old 06-07-2014, 10:02 PM   #3 (permalink)
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Is this a BS degree ? (4 yr degree)
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Given that you're a "technologist" yeah you could get a job doing something like "lift operation" or "mtn ops" doing the day to day repairs and maintenance on the lifts. You can also work as a cat driver doing overnight grooming.
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Sanitation engineer, food service engineer, lift service loading engineer, lift scanning service engineer, photo engineer, custodial engineer, and I'm sure there's a few others you can slap on there.

Ski resorts employee more over educated under experienced people in just about every degree field on earth. As the quote goes started from the bottom now we here.
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If you aren't afraid to wrench on stuff and are competent, and will follow directions and have good people skills they can use you. The few people I have talked to loved it. Ask around town too though, I have heard of some opportunities there some places.
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Venture snowboards was recently looking for an apprentice shaper...
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Old 06-08-2014, 04:35 AM   #8 (permalink)
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I would take a guess at resorts contractin their engineering requirements out to a local company of sorts?????

They'd most likely have a few fitters on hand for breakdowns and general maintenance though!!!!!

It'd most likely be in a cold, shitty environment too!!!!!

I'd rather be pourin beers in the night, and ridin durin the day!!!!!
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Ski resorts employee more over educated under experienced people in just about every degree field on earth. As the quote goes started from the bottom now we here.
too true. ive been working in rentals for 3 years sitting on just over $10/hr.. in our team of 9 rental techs we have:

- environmental science degree
- engineering degree
- philosophy degree
- sound technician degree
- millwright
- carpenter

a lot of these guys went through 3+ years of schooling and still sitting on minimum wage like me. nobody moves to the slopes to make money, they go to plain old shred.
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- philosophy degree
Someone was trying really hard to get a job
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