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Treble Cone

Grooming Team Leader

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

                                                Treble Cone Position Description

                                                         Grooming Team Leader

Position Summary: To supervise the daily operation of the Grooming department ensuring the department operates within company policies, while safely delivering a consistent, quality skiing surface for our customers and encouraging staff performance and engagement.

Employment Status: Seasonal/Full time

Reports to: Field Operations Manager

General Responsibilities:

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

Grooming-Daily Procedures:

  • Supervise the Grooming function.
  • Delegate all tasks associated with daily operation of grooming across shifts.
  • Report to the Field Operations Manager as requested on break downs, damage, daily status, grooming 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 grooming function specifically.
  • Abide by all company rules/systems as outlined in Grooming and Ski Area manuals.
  • Perform all tasks associated with daily operation of grooming.
  • Ensure that reports are completed at end of shift.
  • Provide on mountain transportation for Safety Services team.
  • Provide accurate overnight weather and snow condition reports for the early morning reports.
  • 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.

Guest Service Delivery:

  • Is committed to creating a service excellence within the department and supports company initiatives to improve the guest experience.
  • Is proactive in responding to guest complaints and is focused on improvement and looks for solutions to the issue.

Health & Safety:

  • To support safety awareness training to all members of the Grooming 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 6 seasons of grooming experience including winch experience.
  • Minimum of one season grooming at Treble Cone.
  • Has relevant people management experience.


  • Have a current NZ Driver’s License or equivalent and recognised license
  • New Zealand Heavy Self-Laying Track licence for NZ driver licence holders or proven experience on similar machinery (> 2500 hours)
  • Have a current Class 2 NZ Driver’s License or equivalent
  • 1st Aid level 2
  • Intermediate ski ability

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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    Wanaka, Otago
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