Breckenridge Grand Vacations
  • Grand Lodge on Peak 7 Engineering
  • Breckenridge, CO, USA
  • $16-$18 DOE
  • Hourly
  • Full Time

Full Time Beneifts Package

Job Title:  Aquatics Specialist    

Division/Dept:  GL7 Resort Operations / Engineering     

Reports To:  Engineering Manager   

FLSA Status:  Non-Exempt

WC Code:  9015

EEO Code:  Craft Workers 

SUMMARY:  This position's primary responsibility is to maintain the pools and hot tubs at the Grand Lodge on Peak 7 and ensure they are functioning optimally.  In addition to placing orders for water control supplies, this position also provides support to the Engineering Department, assisting with a variety of tasks relating to property upkeep.  

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:  Including but not limited to:  

  • Maintain the pools and hot tubs and ensure all aquatics are functioning optimally.
  • Perform the opening and closing of all aquatic areas.
  • Monitor and maintain water temperatures, water levels and chemical levels.
  • Monitor, maintain, and repair water circulation and filtration systems.
  • Ensure proper water flow through filtration and pump systems.
  • Repair or re-plumb aquatic and circulation systems with PVC, copper, or galvanized metals. 
  • Oversee stock of aquatics inventory such as chemicals, equipment, parts and supplies. Ensure back stock is stored safely.
  • Keep shop and all storage and work areas clean, safe, and organized at all times.
  • Place orders for water control supplies such as chlorine and soda ash, as needed. Verify deliveries are received.
  • Communicate to the Engineering Assistant Manager when non-water control supplies need to be ordered such as replacement equipment, parts and supplies.
  • Instruct other Engineering Technicians on the operations and repair of various aquatic systems.
  • Assist other Engineering Technicians with a variety of tasks and support all resort engineering operations.
  • Maintain machinery, equipment, and tools by cleaning, lubricating, greasing, oiling, and cleaning to ensure optimum working order.
  • Assist with fire alarm incidents and building evacuations. Handle fire alarm notifications.
  • Perform snow and ice removal, by shoveling, to ensure clear walkways and easy access to the property.
  • Keep the garages, parking areas and grounds clean and free of litter.
  • Wear personal protective equipment (PPE), following OSHA guidelines, for specific job tasks which require safety protection as outlined by the Engineering Leadership Team. 
  • Uphold Hospitality Standards, Company Culture, Department Core Standards and observe Company policies and procedures.
  • Be the "End of the Line" and resolve every situation inherited, not passing it along, whenever possible.
  • Follow up on any situation that is not fully resolved at the time of the initial request always giving consideration to what the guest or owner deems appropriate.
  • Strive to close the loop (alleviate or eliminate issues) on any situations that cannot be fully resolved.
  • Respond promptly to all email and voicemail correspondence.
  • Maintain a positive working relationship with all contacts, always being helpful and courteous.
  • Wear proper uniform and name badge and adhere to Company appearance standards at all times.
  • Attend and participate in company-wide training sessions and department staff meetings. 

MARGINAL DUTIES:  Functions that are not considered essential to the job:  

  • Operate utility task vehicle (UTV), and forklift safely and as needed.             
  • Perform other duties as assigned.
  • Follow Company guidelines for environmental sustainability practices (recycling, composting and conserving resources) and participate in the Company's sustainability initiatives.

QUALIFICATIONS:  To perform this job successfully this position must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily.  The requirements listed are representative of the knowledge, skill and/or ability required.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential duties. 

COMPETENCIES / SKILLS / ATTRIBUTES:  To perform the job successfully an individual should possess the following competencies, skills and attributes:  Maintain expert knowledge and understanding of all aquatics knowledge applicable to the position * Use judgment to prioritize tasks and monitor own work to ensure quality * Meet challenges with resourcefulness * Be flexible and adapt approaches to best fit each situation * React well under pressure * Look for ways to improve and promote quality * Apply feedback to improve performance * Respond promptly to requests * Work well independently * Start and complete projects in a timely, organized and professional manner * Use equipment and materials properly * Observe safety procedures and report potentially unsafe conditions * Ask for clarification when necessary * Pay attention to detail and demonstrate accuracy and thoroughness * Take initiative and perform tasks without being asked * Provide exceptional customer service and anticipate needs * Be empowered to make GRAND vacations * Treat people with respect and consideration * Approach others in a tactful manner * Remain calm and empathetic in situations that can be challenging * Support the team's effort to succeed by giving and welcoming feedback, building morale and contributing a positive team spirit * Stay informed on the company, home property, ski resort and town developments and communicate to others when necessary. 

EDUCATION / EXPERIENCE:  One-year certificate from college or technical school; six months to one-year related experience and/or training, or equivalent combination of education and experience. 

COMPUTER EXPERIENCE:  Ability to operate a personal computer, and accurately record time worked, in the correct department, using the Company time keeping system.  Must be familiar with the internet and possess the ability to navigate it.  Ability to utilize appropriate programs using a mobile device.  

CERTIFICATIONS and/or LICENSES:  Must possess a valid US driver license and an acceptable driving record.  Must maintain an active Certified Pool Operator (CPO) designation. 

REQUIREMENTS:  Must pass OSHA based respirator medical evaluation. 

LANGUAGE ABILITYAbility to speak, read, write and interpret in English.  Ability to read and interpret business correspondence, maintenance, operating and safety instructions, memos, regulations, rules, technical journals and procedures.  Ability to write business correspondence, maintenance, operating and safety instructions, memos, procedures, routine reports, and rules.  Ability to speak effectively and present information to guests, owners, other employees of the organization, and outside vendors.    

MATHEMATICAL SKILLS:  Ability to add, subtract, multiply and divide in all units of measure using whole numbers, common fractions and decimals.  Ability to make accurate calculations relating to area, circumference, dimensions, distance, percentage, volume and weight.  

REASONING ABILITY:  Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out instructions furnished in written, oral or diagram form.  Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts and draw valid conclusions. Ability to interpret a variety of technical instructions in mathematical or diagram form and deal with abstract and concrete variables.  

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:  The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.  

  • Stand and walk over 2/3 of the time.
  • Perform repetitive motions of the arms (elbows, wrists, hands and fingers) over 2/3 of the time.
  • Use hands and fingers to touch, handle, feel or grasp over 2/3 of the time.
  • Reach with arms over 2/3 of the time.
  • Stoop, kneel, crouch or crawl over 2/3 of the time.
  • Pull using upper extremities to exert force to draw, haul, or tug objects in a sustained motion over 2/3 of the time.
  • Lift up to 10 pounds over 2/3 of the time.
  • Good sense of smell to identify hazardous chemical levels or electrical shorts.
  • Lift between 25 and 50 pounds between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.
  • Sit and work at a computer workstation (using mouse and keyboard) between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.
  • Speak and listen in person and over the phone or radio between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.
  • Push using upper extremities to press with force to thrust forward, downward or outward between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.
  • Climb or balance under 1/3
  • Lift up to or over 100 pounds under 1/3 of the time. 

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  The environmental conditions the employee will have exposure to:  

  • Outdoor weather conditions such as sun, ice, snow, wind, dust, rain and humidity over 2/3 of the time.
  • Extreme cold, below 32 degrees, over 2/3 of the time.
  • Moving mechanical parts over 2/3 of the time.
  • Hazardous chemicals over 2/3 of the time.
  • Exposure to hazards and electrical current over 2/3 of the time.
  • Enclosed spaces that could cause claustrophobia between 1/3 and 2/3 of the time.
  • Moving vehicles under 1/3 of the time.
  • High precarious places under 1/3 of the time.
  • Extreme heat, above 100 degrees, under 1/3 of the time.
  • Vibration under 1/3 of the time.
  • Office or administrative environment under 1/3 of the time.
  • Pets and pet dander in and around the pet friendly resort.
  • Moderate to loud noise.
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