Maintenance - Skilled

Location:Ashford, WA
Salary Range:DOE
Benefits:Possibility of year round employment with benefits.
Employment Type:Seasonal - Full Time

Join the Rainier Guest Services team at Mount Rainier National Park.  If you have the skills and passion for national park work we would love to talk to YOU!

This is a position for skilled and experienced maintenance personnel, with skills (preferably licensed or certified) such as plumbing, electrical, and finish carpentry

Under the direction of the maintenance manager, this position provides skilled maintenance such as electrical, plumbing, and finish carpentry for all Rainier Guest Services operations including the hotels, visitor center, warehouse/ office, and employee housing.  When not performing skilled labor, this position also provides regular maintenance services to our operations.

This position requires regular exposure to elevations up to 5,400 feet and to cold, snow, and rain. 



POSITION SUMMARY: Assist in all phases of routine hotel, restaurant, and employee housing maintenance as directed at all facility locations.  Also participate in more technical projects and installations, depending on experience.  Company provides shop equipment such as table saw, bench grinder, pipe threading equipment, etc. Reports to and receives direction from Foreman and Maintenance Manager.


•Performs all phases of opening and closing hotel and food services as directed by Chief of Maintenance.

•Seasonal boiler system cleaning.

•Daily blow down and low water cut-off tests of Paradise Inn boiler according to factory service specifications.

•John Deere 350B maintenance and operation.

•Electrical repairs and installations.

•Plumbing repairs on plastic CPVC or ABS, galvanized and copper pipe, fixture replacement.

•Refrigeration repairs and trouble shooting.


•Floor repairs, linoleum and underlament.

•General carpentry repairs and projects.

•During winter participate in snow removal duties using snow shovel, walk-behind snow blower, and of John Deere 350B, using safety equipment as needed or directed.

•Keep foreman informed of needed maintenance supplies.

•Fire suppression system start up, winterizing and maintenance.

•Smoke detector system trouble shooting and repair.

•Performs such other related duties as directed or required.





  • High school graduate. Secondary education preferred.
  • Industrial low-pressure boiler experience and/or schooling certification.
  • Restaurant refrigeration experience and/or schooling certification.
  • Proven ability to work on ladders or on man lift. Operation of snow cat.
  • Thoroughly familiar with all phases of plumbing, carpentry, electrical and refrigeration repairs.
  • Possess automobile and valid Washington State driver's license, and clean driving record


Physical and Mental Requirements


  • Must be able to speak clearly and listen attentively. 
  • Must be able to write legibly as well as read and understand directions and instructions. 
  • Appearance must be in compliance with company guidelines.
  • Will be required to perform diverse physical tasks. 
  • Must be able to stoop, bend, grasp, and perform repetitive motions.
  • Extensive walking and stair climbing. Good physical energy, stamina and agility.
  • Must be able to navigate tight crawl spaces.
  • Exposure to wet floors occurs.
  • Must be able to work in cold, icy or snowy conditions, with elevations up to 6400 feet. 
  • Must be able to work on a ladder and above shoulder height.  Must be able to lift 50 pounds periodically.
  • Must be able to work weekends and be on-call.
  • Must be service and safety oriented. 
  • Must possess a sense of awareness, timelines, urgency, humor, and common sense. 


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