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Groomer Operator

Grooming – Wanaka, Otago
Department Grooming
Employment Type Fixed Term
Minimum Experience Mid-level

                                                 Treble Cone Position Description

                                                              Groomer Operator

Location:                    Treble Cone, Wanaka

Job Title:                    Groomer Operator

Responsible To:        Grooming Team Leader, Field Operations Manager

Position Summary:

Grooming, rebuilding and packing of trails to provide a consistent, high quality skiing surface for our customers.

Key Responsibilities:

  • To carry out tasks described in the department manual including, but not limited to, preparing as many pistes as feasible per shift; maintenance of lift load and unload areas; repacking of main trails after snowfall; on-mountain transportation as requested by Field Operations Manager
  • Assist the maintenance engineers in unscheduled maintenance and emergency repair of equipment and machinery.
  • Push and groom Race Courses to a high standard for race training when required
  • Provide accurate overnight weather and snow condition reports for use in the early morning reports
  • Complete daily checks and maintenance on grooming plant as detailed in Grooming Manual
  • Complete Daily Machine Running Sheet at end of shift as detailed in Manual
  • Provide accurate and timely information on Daily Grooming Report sheet
  • Monitor road conditions during snow storm cycles and relay information to road contractors and Duty Manager as required
  • Any other duties as required


  • To ensure all required licences are updated well in advance of their expiry date
  • Follow established guidelines and procedures to complete a range of duties often with minimal or no direct supervision
  • Operate equipment and machinery efficiently, within Standard Operating Procedures and with the utmost care and attention
  • Report breakdowns and damage immediately to the Grooming Team Leader or Field Operations Manager
  • Work with integrity to uphold Treble Cone’s core values of teamwork, honesty, professionalism and respect
  • To consistently provide exceptional Customer Service to all guests, both internal and external
  • Adhere to Treble Cone’s Staff Health and Safety Policy, Processes and in-house Safety Rules as detailed in the Staff Handbook
  • Comply with Treble Cone’s Injury Prevention programme
  • Attend all departmental and company meetings as required
  • Maintain strict confidentiality with respect to the functions and services performed for the Company
  • Maintain a neat, tidy and professional appearance at all times, in compliance with the Treble Cone Uniform and Appearance Policy
  • Demonstrate punctuality and good timekeeping by checking your required hours of work and ensuring you start work on time
  • Accurately record your times of work on a timesheet as required


  • NZ Heavy self-laying track license for NZ driver license holders
  • Minimum of 2 seasons groomer experience, preferably with Winch Cat
  • Proof of relevant experience or grooming license for foreign operators

About You

  • Have a positive and a proactive, outgoing personality.  
  • You will have a desire and willingness to learn new things
  • Enjoys working in a supportive team environment
  • Able to speak conversational English to a standard that in a work situation instructions are understood and followed

How To Apply

Applications will only be accepted via the Treble Cone Website. Please visit to apply online now. Applications close 4pm (NZDST) Sunday 31 March 2019

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  • Location
    Wanaka, Otago
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  • Employment Type
    Fixed Term
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