• Banff Lake Cruise and Gondola Mechanic

    Job Locations CA-AB-Banff
    Job Post Information* : Posted Date 2 months ago(05/02/2018 11:54 AM)
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    Job Posting Categories
    Recreation/Guest Services
  • Overview

    We wake every day to greet glaciers, mountain peaks and turquoise lakes. At Pursuit, we live the dream. We’re united by an intrinsic love of exploring that can’t be confined by physical borders. Together, Pursuit team members and guests create inspiring memories they’ll share with their friends and families for years to come. It’s all about sharing our amazing destinations. 

    We have gathered a collection of adventure travel experiences, each of them thoughtfully united by their power to inspire and invigorate. As a brand, Pursuit weaves elements of wonder and amazement across our range of awe-inspiring experiences. 

    • Our Vision is to be the world’s leading provider of experiential adventure travel.
    • Our Mission is to connect guests and staff to iconic places through unforgettable, inspiring experiences. 


    • Oversee the Lake mechanics from April 1st to November 30th of each year, switching to Gondola operations for the remained of the year
    • Diagnose, adjust, maintain and repair diesel and gas powered marine engines in the summer months, and a sightseeing Gondola in the winter months
    • General maintenance at the Banff Gondola as assigned by the Operations Manager
    • Regularly inspect and test all engine and mechanical equipment with the goal of preventative maintenance
    • Oversee the daily opening of Tour Boats - checking fluids, mechanical, electrical, electronic and safety (bilge) systems
    • Replace necessary parts and troubleshoot problems including boat steering mechanisms or propellers. Order necessary supplies, tools, equipment and parts
    • Draft reports highlighting needed boat repair and gondola repairs
    • Stock and maintain parts and fluids inventory for all marine engines both gas and diesel
    • Available to direct or assist with repair or maintenance of Banff Lake Cruise facilities as necessary, such as docks buildings, vehicles and trailers
    • Read diagrams and schematic drawings and service manuals to determine work procedures
    • Operate rigging equipment and dollies to move heavy machinery and parts
    • Fit bearings, align gears and shafts, attach motors, and connect couplings and belts to precise tolerances
    • Align and test equipment and make any necessary adjustments
    • Perform predictive and operational maintenance using procedures such as vibration analysis, and repair or replace defective parts when necessary


    The ideal candidate will possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities:

    • Licenced diesel mechanic and/or Red Seal Millwright is ideal, but not required
    • Commitment to a safe workplace
    • Willing to train as a Transport Canada Master Limited < 60 ton
    • High attention to detail and good communication skills
    • Pleasure Craft Operator Card (PCOC)
    • Physical strength and stamina
    • Good co-ordination and manual dexterity
    • Ability to visualize a layout by looking at plans and blueprints
    • Ability to trouble-shoot mechanical systems
    • Get along with and sometimes supervise the work of others
    • Enjoy variety and doing precision work with machinery and equipment
    • To honour our commitment to be “Always Honest” all employees must consent to a criminal record check

    Thank you for your interest in working for with us, however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

    EEO Information

    Pursuit is an equal opportunity employer. We evaluate qualified applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability, veteran status, and other legally protected characteristics.


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