Utilities Operator — Sugarbush Resort

Utilities Operator l Full-Time Year-Round

Sugarbush Resort is a year-round destination offering some of the best skiing and riding in the east, an award-winning ski school, mountain biking, golf, disc golf, an array of dining venues, and a fully appointed Health and Recreation Center. Do you want to join an all-star team dedicated to delivering an unparalleled guest experience? Make this your best winter yet by joining the team at Sugarbush and taking advantage of everything Vermont has to offer.


  • Free skiing + riding privileges at Sugarbush and across the family of Alterra Mountain Company resorts for all eligible employees and their dependents.
  • Discounted rates at non-Alterra-owned Ikon Pass destinations.
  • Free golf and health & recreation center membership for eligible employees and their dependents.
  • Combined Time Off (CTO) policy for eligible employees to rest, relax and recharge
  • Generous discounts on food & beverage, apparel, and outdoor gear.
  • Medical, dental, vision, life, AD&D, short term & long-term disability insurance, EAP, HSAs, FSAs, and more
  • 401(k) plan with generous company match
  • Paid parental leave of up to 6 weeks for eligible employees
  • Employee housing (subject to availability)


Sugarbush is seeking a Utilities Operator to join our Mountain Water team! The Utilities Operator will perform a variety of basic tasks and assist utilities staff with specialized technical functions related to the operation and maintenance of company-operated utilities including water and wastewater plants, sewer collection and water distribution systems, and associated environmental projects.


  • Collect samples for laboratory analysis and assist with and/or conduct analyses
  • Calibrate lab equipment, prepare chemicals, run tests, perform calculations, and record results
  • Perform a variety of water/sewer quality control tasks, ensuring that required health and safety standards are maintained.
  • Assist in troubleshooting and correcting quality problems.
  • Take readings from charts and gauges, control flow valves, and gauges.
  • Monitor, inspect, test, and perform routine maintenance on and assist in troubleshooting problems with a wide range of plant equipment including pumps, gates, valves, gauges, pipes, motors, electrical equipment, storage tanks, hydrants, etc.


  • 3 years of relevant work experience and/or a minimum of an AS Degree in a related field preferred.
  • Good mechanical skills with general knowledge of plumbing and electrical systems.
  • Pump operation/maintenance knowledge is desirable.
  • Vermont Grade 1 or 2 Wastewater Certification preferred.
  • Must be able to work outside for long periods of time in various weather conditions i.e., rain, snow, wind, cold, and/or heat.
  • Must be able to be available to work weekends and holidays.
  • Must be able to gain access to remote areas of the resort with no mechanical assistance i.e., walk in snow or wet areas, through trees, up steep slopes.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively over the telephone, 2-way radio, and in person.
  • Must be able to perform heavy work involving exerting up to 100 pounds of force.
  • A valid driver’s license and a clean driving record are required.