Trail Maintenance Technicians at the Whitewater Center are responsible for sustaining and developing the Trail System. The Whitewater Center conserves and maintains 1,300 acres of land in Charlotte, NC with over 30 miles of developed, mixed-use trails.
-Perform all aspects of trail maintenance and construction as assigned by crew leaders and the Activity and Trail Maintenance Manager
-Assist in building of new segments of mixed-use trail
-Perform rehabilitation and restoration on heavily impacted and temporarily inactive sections of trail
-Clear brush and fallen logs from trail corridor
-Clean, repair, and construct both natural and rock drains
-Help with the installation of log and rock retainer bars and steps
-Construct and inspect bridges made from native or other available materials
-Maintain trail features such as causeways, riprap and rock armor structures, and cribbing trail tread
-Comply with department and company policies including standards for work quality, safety, and operations
-Regularly assist the Race Manager and Events team in marking trails for Whitewater Race Series events – trail runs, mountain bike races, adventure races, etc.
-May assist other teams with various projects and assignments as needed
-Maintain availability to work some evenings, weekends, and holidays coinciding with Whitewater events
-Experience in trail maintenance and conservation
-Proficiency working with a variety of trade tools – shovels, picks, McLeods, rakes, axes, Pulaskis, various types of saws (e.g. pole, hand etc.), loppers, chisels,
sledgehammers, single jacks, rock bars, measuring tapes, levels, squares, ropes, etc.
-Ability to read and interpret documents with strong attention to detail – e.g. safety rules, operation and maintenance instructions, and other manuals
-Ability to work in a fast-paced, team-oriented environment
-Ability to reach, bend, and stoop frequently
-Ability to lift at least 50 pounds
-Ability to work outdoors for sustained periods of time under varying weather conditions
Status: Full-time, Year-Round
Supervisor: Activity and Trail Maintenance Manager
Benefits: Facility Access, Staff Discount Program, Health, Dental, Vision, Flexible Spending Account, 401(k)
About U.S. National Whitewater Center
The U.S. National Whitewater Center (USNWC) is dedicated to the promotion of the active lifestyle. Since 2006, the USNWC has been promoting access to the outdoors for all levels of participants through its 30+ land and water-based activities, outdoor instruction and certification programs, festivals, races, films, and various outdoor events throughout the year. Whether you visit the Center’s 1,300 acres on the Catawba River or engage in the brand’s mission through one of our off-site initiatives, the USNWC empowers guests to play, relax, and learn outside.