Job PostingsNewsUS Ski and Snowboard Seeks XC World Cup Wax/Ski Technician

Chris Grover Chris GroverMarch 22, 2021

Seasonal Full Time

Park City, UT, US

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U.S. Ski & Snowboard is on the hunt for a World Cup Wax Ski Technician. This seasonal position will work from November through March to assist our Cross Country team in the World Cups. Are you an expert-level skier with a passion for XC skiing and ski racing?  Are you naturally curious, industrious, and willing to push hard to make the best skis possible for each athlete?  If so, we want to talk to you!

Do you have:

  • 3+ years working with world-class cross country ski athletes
  • Extensive kick wax, and structure/grinding experience
  • Strong classic and skate skier skills with a high level of fitness and technical proficiency
  • Ability to physically ski for long periods and love it
  • A strong curiosity and willingness to learn, eagerness to become better and a growth mindset
  • Ability to work well within the USA service team structure
  • A Passion for helping the USA service team improve and continue to be one of the best programs in the world
  • A willingness to travel with the USA team for a majority of the winter

Our ideal candidate will:

Athlete Experience

  • Engage in supportive, empathetic, and frequent communication with athletes, coaches, service team members, and other USA staff.
  • Work closely with athletes to select, manage, test, prepare, and maintain the ski fleets of assigned athletes as well as the team in general.  Be available to help additional athletes needing support, as directed by the XC Program Director, XC Head Coach, or XC Head of Service.
  • Plan for the selection of skis for each assigned athlete, often outside of the period of employment.
  • Stay current on SafeSport training.

Operational Excellence

  • Work with the USA XC Head of Service to learn the daily testing and working protocols of the USA Service team.
  • Work with the XC Program Director and XC Head of Service to develop a personal travel schedule for the race season to support the team.
  • Engage in long-term and short-term planning with the rest of the service team.
  • Engage in the procurement of equipment and materials as directed by the Head of Service, occasionally outside of the period of employment.
  • Familiarize oneself with new technologies and developments in ski sport.
  • Learn the complete operations of the U.S. Ski & Snowboard wax truck, including the full set-up and take-down of the truck.  Attainment of a commercial driver’s license (class whatever it is) may be required.
  • Occasional support of camps and testing projects outside of the competition season.

Financial Performance 

  • Frequent expense reporting under the guidance of the XC Program Director.
  • Paying wax companies frequently to avoid invoices arriving after the season, as directed by the Head of Service.

You can find a link to the application process here:

Application Process

 

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