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Treble Cone

Snowmaking Team Leader

Snowmaking – Wanaka, Otago
Department Snowmaking
Employment Type Fixed Term
Minimum Experience Manager/Supervisor

Treble Cone Position Description



Location:                            Treble Cone, Wanaka

Job Title:                             Snowmaking Team Leader

Reports to:                          Field Operations Manager

Position Summary: To lead the day to day operation of the Snowmaking department ensuring the snowmaking team operates safely and delivers a consistent, quality snow product: maximising the snowmaking system while encouraging staff performance and engagement.

General Responsibilities:

  • To uphold the company’s mission, vision and values at all times.
  • Is responsible for developing and upholding departmental service and safety standards and ensures departmental staff comply with those standards.

Snowmaking-Daily Procedures:

  • Supervise the Snowmaking function.
  • Delegate all tasks associated with daily operation of snowmaking system across shifts.
  • Report to the Field Operations Manager as requested on break downs, damage, daily status, snow status, wage budget, etc.
  • To develop departmental manual covering all operating and safety procedures in conjunction with the Field Operations Manager.
  • To ensure all appropriate documentation is completed by staff training week.
  • To proactively contribute to improvements and developments of the ski area and the snowmaking function specifically.
  • Abide by all company rules/systems as outlined in Snowmaking and Ski Area manuals.
  • Perform all tasks associated with daily operation of snowmaking system.
  • Ensure that daily machine running sheets are completed at end of shift.
  • Ensure that daily water/flow monitoring is completed.
  • Perform all other tasks as required from time to time.

Staff Management (General HR and Policy):

  • To recruit, induct and supervise all staff in accordance with company guidelines while supporting compliance with NZ employment law.
  • To support and foster an environment of open communication with team members at all times.
  • To ensure all team members behaviour, while in uniform, is in line with company standards and values.
  • To deliver and document all training on departmental and safety functions as per the department and H&S manual.
  • To encourage staff development by recommending staff for development and training.

Health & Safety:

  • To support safety awareness training to all members of the Snowmaking team and that all staff are made aware of their responsibilities under the Health & Safety at Work Act.
  • Supports and communicates procedures within the team that ensures Treble Cone is compliant with H&S legislation at all times.
  • Reports, records and investigates all accidents and incidents within the Operations department openly and accurately.
  • Actively ensures all hazards and risks are identified, documented and solutions are actioned as per company policy.


  • Ensures staff members know what is expected of them and gives them the tools so they can achieve their goals.
  • Enjoys coaching and motivating staff and teams to a high performance model.
  • Is widely trusted.
  • Demonstrate an ability to treat sensitive information with discretion and ensure that confidentiality is maintained at all times.
  • Has an understanding of the overall operations of the business both commercial and operational.
  • Is aware of the demands on the operation and continuously looks for opportunities to move the business forward.
  • Communicates a vision and keeps staff motivated and engaged at all times.
  • Leads by example using their knowledge of the business to deliver excellence in product and service.
  • Is a natural leader and communicator.
  • Has the ability to communicate with a variety of people; in a variety of formal and informal situations.
  • Ability to multi-task and manage several responsibilities and functions at once-is cool under pressure.
  • Enjoys the challenge of a changing environment, can adapt to the needs of the business, customers and staff.


  • Minimum of 4 seasons of snowmaking experience.
  • Has relevant leadership & management experience.



  • Current clean NZ Driver’s License or equivalent and recognised license
  • Intermediate ski ability


  • Have a current Class 2 NZ Driver’s License or equivalent and recognised license
  • Working at Heights
  • Confined spaces
  • 1st Aid level 2

How To Apply

Applications will only be accepted via the Treble Cone Website. Please visit to apply online now. 

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    Wanaka, Otago
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