Ranch Maintenance Manager Job Description
The Colorado Trails Ranch maintenance manager is responsible for the caretaking of our 1000-acre guest ranch. Managers must be team players who work well with the other managers and foster strong positive relationships with the seasonal team members. You must have a “can do” hospitality attitude, be friendly and welcoming to guests, and treat everyone with respect and consideration.
Specific areas of responsibility
- Commercial well water system
- Buildings, cabins, staff housing, barn, lodge
- Grounds, landscaping, trees, lawn irrigation
- Heavy equipment operation (skid steer, excavator, tractors)
- Swimming pool and spa
- Weed management
- Equipment and vehicle preventative maintenance
- Leased property hay pastures including irrigation, fertilization, weed control, and harrowing
- Fire mitigation
- Burn pit permit for brush and wood debris disposal
- Forest management
- Shop organization and small equipment/tool maintenance
- Maintenance and safe keeping of firearms and shooting range
- Supervision of 2-4 maintenance staff
- Ranch security
- Winter snow removal
- Basic Electrical
- Irrigation – ditch and sprinklers
- Heavy Equipment Operation
- Chainsaw operation
- Pool Maintenance
- Firearm Safety
- Power Boat Operation
- Basic computer skills; WORD, email
Colorado Trails is comprised of 12 guest cabins, 9 staff living buildings, a 100-seat dining lodge with commercial kitchen, workshop, office, meeting room and several outbuildings. We also have a large horse and tack barn. Knowledge of horses and livestock would be helpful.
Aside from ranch maintenance, you may be asked to drive the guest shuttle, dine with the guests, participate in cookouts, and take the guests boating and shooting. This is a hands-on working position and often can be extremely physical and require long hours during peak season.
As a manager you will be responsible for 2-4 seasonal maintenance helpers. You will train and supervise as needed. You will be expected to demonstrate strong leadership abilities, not only to your department but as a management team member.
CPR certification and first aid card are required, and classes will be offered at Colorado Trails in May.
You will have 1 ½ days off per week during busy guest weeks. Slower weeks you may take 2 days off. Days off may not always be consecutive. You will be expected to work 45-55 hours per week during peak guest season. Winter slow season is from Nov 1st through March 31st. These slow off-season months you are expected to work a minimum of 32 hours per week.
You will be eligible for full health insurance benefits after a 30 day waiting period as well as our IRA matching program where CTR will match up to 3% of your paycheck.
You will have your own house/cabin on the ranch. Currently we have a one bedroom, one bath with full kitchen available for a manager.
Probable Schedule for Maintenance Manager:
This schedule is an approximation that will vary with the ranch’s guest count and the teamwork displayed by the seasonal staff. The maintenance manager’s hours will fluctuate based on each day’s activities and the number of guests staying on the ranch. Saturday and the first half of Sunday is planned time off. The maintenance manager will also be expected to perform other/additional duties as assigned. The maintenance manager may be expected to work should a critical issue arise.
Base Salary $DOE
Free year-round housing (12x$1000=$12,000)
Free medical ($700×12=$9000)
3% IRA contribution match ($1350)
Free Meals during guest season ($2,000)