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Title:  Passenger Tramway Technician

Application Deadline Date:  07/10/2022
Req ID:  36244
Department:  Labor

Statewide, VT, US

Position Type:  Permanent
Schedule Type:  Full Time
Hourly Rate:  $22.86


This position is responsible for the technical inspection of the construction, operation and maintenance of ski lifts in Vermont to ensure they are safe for the public to use. 


Examples of work include:

  • Inspecting existing passenger tramways to ensure mechanical and electrical compliance with the Tramway Board-adopted Rules.
  • Advising operators and contractors of code specifications and rules to ensure conformance with these provisions.
  • Reviewing passenger tramway design, construction plans, blueprints and specifications to determine compliance with regulations and rules.
  • Reviewing computer generated data, comparing information to system specifications; identifies mechanical issues and potential code violations.
  • Inspecting construction in progress, reviewing engineering reports related to materials, soil slope and suitability, and other relevant reports.
  • Investigating tramway accidents and prepares detailed written reports of findings for the Commissioner, and may draft a written order for the Division Director's review and signature by the Commissioner.
  • Assisting VDOL Workers Comp & Safety Director, Commissioner and Tramway Board with analysis of proposed changes for Tramway Rules.
  • Performing related work and assignments as directed by VDOL management.


While this position will be home-based, a majority of the work performed will be in the field. The technician will cover Northern Vermont, primarily Lamoille, Orleans, Caledonia and Chittenden counties.



Hourly rates within the Classified Bargaining Unit Pay Plan will change effective July 3, 2022. At that time, the starting rate (Step 1) for this job opening will be $23.55 per hour.


Who May Apply

This position, Passenger Tramway Technician (Job Requisition #36244), is open to all State employees and external applicants.
If you would like more information about this position, please contact Dirk Anderson at
Please note that multiple positions in the same work location may be filled from this job posting.
Resumes will not be accepted via e-mail. You must apply online to be considered.

Environmental Factors

Incumbent must be able to ski at the intermediate level, operate an all-terrain vehicle, climb and work on steel towers, and work in winter weather conditions, which may become extreme at times. Incumbents may be required to snowshoe or hike to reach areas not accessible by ATV.

Statewide travel can be expected, for which valid Vermont driver's license is required. Incumbent is expected to have independent transportation that can be utilized in all types of weather conditions and steeply-inclined roads leading to ski areas. Incumbents can often expect travel during adverse weather conditions. Some non-standard work hours, including evenings and weekends can be expected, upon approval of supervisor, particularly in the event of a tramway accident, system failure or other mishap.

Minimum Qualifications

High School diploma or equivalent, or trade school graduate, AND four (4) years or more of experience at a journeyman level in a relevant building trade (e.g. construction management, electrician, plumbing, hydraulics, etc.) or in construction, design or maintenance of ski lift equipment.


Graduate of registered apprenticeship program in tramway operations and inspection AND two (2) years or more of experience in tramway operations or inspection, or in construction, design or maintenance of ski lift equipment.


Bachelor's degree in engineering (such as electrical, mechanical, civil), construction management, architecture, industrial safety and health AND two (2) years or more of experience in engineering, construction, or in construction, design or maintenance of ski lift equipment.

Special Requirements

Must be able to ski at an intermediate or above level.

Total Compensation

As a State employee you are offered a great career opportunity, but it's more than a paycheck. The State's total compensation package features an outstanding set of employee benefits that are worth about 30% of your total compensation, including:
  • 80% State paid medical premium
  • Dental Plan at no cost for employees and their families
  • Flexible Spending healthcare and childcare reimbursement accounts
  • Two ways to save for your retirement: A State defined benefit pension plan and a deferred compensation 457(b) plan
  • Work/Life balance: 11 paid holidays each year and a generous leave plan; many jobs also allow for a flexible schedule
  • Low cost group life insurance
  • Tuition Reimbursement
  • Incentive-based Wellness Program
  • Qualified Employer for Public Service Student Loan Forgiveness Program
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Equal Opportunity Employer

The State of Vermont celebrates diversity, and is committed to providing an environment of mutual respect and meaningful inclusion that represents a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. The State does not discriminate in employment on the basis of race, color, religion or belief, national, social or ethnic origin, sex (including pregnancy), age, physical, mental or sensory disability, HIV Status, sexual orientation, gender identity and/or expression, marital, civil union or domestic partnership status, past or present military service, membership in an employee organization, family medical history or genetic information, or family or parental status. The State’s employment decisions are merit-based. Retaliatory adverse employment actions by the State are forbidden.