Job Objective:
The NOLS Rocky Mountain Driver Mechanic transports NOLS students and staff safely around the Rocky Mountain west and works to maintain the NOLS vehicle fleet. They drive buses, vans, and two and four-wheel drive vehicles (with trailers when applicable). They supervise and/or work on fleet maintenance projects including automotive painting projects, welding and fabricating, and other special projects. They remain flexible to changing and uncertain schedules and time on the road, and maintain excellent, welcoming customer service.

40% Assist with vehicle maintenance program; this includes performing routine driver services, to more involved 3,000 and 6,000 mile maintenance tasks. Work as a mechanic on a fleet of 40 motorized vehicles and 22 trailers.
35% Drive courses by bus throughout the Rocky Mountain states (Wyoming, Utah, Idaho, Colorado and Montana) in all four seasons and adverse weather conditions, including snow, ice and variable wind. Maintain a daily log book whether driving or working in town.
10% Weld and fabricate special projects.
10% Perform special projects and duties, as assigned, including assisting with administrative paperwork, seasonal logistics planning, and clean-up duties.
5% Snowmobile maintenance.

Tagged as: Full Time


-Experience with a wide range of driving, mechanic, and 4-cycle/2-cycle work.
-A Wyoming Class B CDL license or the ability to obtain upon hire.
-Interest in working with a variety of people from different backgrounds in a dynamic nonprofit work environment.
-Ability to function autonomously as well as as part of a team.
-Positive attitude, flexible, and solution-oriented approach to challenge.

Required Skills:

-Able to lift 50-125 lbs. repeatedly (e.g. carry 100 lb. backpacks to the top of a bus)
-Comfort with driving and camping in remote areas.
-Able to drive periodic shifts of long hours in company buses, trucks and vans. In some cases, these drives involve up to 10 hour days behind the wheel, 15 hours cumulative.
-Able to work weekends, odd hours and be on the road for 2-5 days at a time away from Lander, WY.

About NOLS Rocky Mountain

Our mission is to be the leading source and teacher of wilderness skills and leadership that serve people and the environment. Our community—staff, students, trustees, and alumni—shares a commitment to wilderness, education, leadership, safety, community, and excellence.

Application Instructions

To Apply - send a cover letter and resume to Tom Sweet, NOLS Rocky Mountain Transportation Manager, [email protected]