Maintenance & Engineering
Our Maintenance & Engineering department plays one of the most important roles in Yellowstone. From famous historic lodges to modern hotels, our crews rise to the challenge of opening, maintaining, and closing facilities in all nine park locations that welcome millions of visitors. The Engineering department is on the front end of a 20-year concessions contract with the National Park Service.
Why Choose a Maintenance & Engineering Job in Yellowstone?
- You take pride in the opportunity to work in Yellowstone National Park and promote Xanterra’s sustainability initiatives so future generations can also enjoy Yellowstone.
- You are drawn to the daily unique challenges of working in a remote location, living and working with a diverse staff, and able to be flexible with changing weather conditions and job priorities.
- You have the hands-on skills needed to get the job done right.
- Team social events allow you to get to know your co-workers.
- You love the idea of being one of the people who keep Yellowstone up and running. Many maintenance team members love the problem-solving component of the department.
Yellowstone Jobs: Find Your Role
Members of our Maintenance and Engineering department do it all: from troubleshooting to repairs to installations of fixtures and equipment, as well as keeping facilities maintained to our highest standards. Hands-on skills are needed to get the job done right. After all, we serve millions of visitors, 2,400 employees in park housing, 2,300 guest rooms and 1,500 campsites on a yearly basis.
Interested? There are a variety of positions in our Maintenance and Engineering department to fit what you are looking for:
When you work as a Technician, you must have the physical and technical skills necessary for maintaining equipment and systems in good operating condition. This also includes troubleshooting and repairing. We hire Beverage Technicians, Boiler Technicians, Kitchen Technicians, Laundry Maintenance Technicians, and Fire Systems Technicians.
Do you have specific training in a skilled trade? We hire Carpenters, Electricians, Locksmiths, Plumbers, and Painters to maintain and repair systems and equipment. Members of the Historic Preservation Crew have the added responsibility for doing quality craftsmanship work on our historic structures in Yellowstone.
Are you a jack of all trades? General maintenance workers are always needed as well.
“The equipment provided for my job duties was first-rate.”
Fun Fact: There are nearly 800 structures under our care throughout Yellowstone including a new LEED Platinum dormitory and 2 National Historic Landmarks in the Old Faithful Inn and Lake Yellowstone Hotel.
"Fun co-workers…a lot of us are there because we love the park.”
Brandon is on the Historic Preservation Crew. He came out to Yellowstone from Missouri four years ago. “I came to take a summer off from my previous career and forgot to leave.” While he may not be on the front lines of guest service, he still finds himself interacting with guests as they are curious about the jobs he is working on. In his free time, he enjoys reading and skiing. His best tip for new employees is: “don’t feel constrained by your current job. If something interests you take a chance and try it out.”
As the Director of Engineering, Mark brings over 30 years of experience in the construction and facilities management field to this enormous operation (811 buildings and a staff of 250). Originally from Michigan, Mark began his Yellowstone adventure back in 2009 as a Project Manager. His passion for the Park, mountains, and outdoor activities called him to the west. During the summer, you’ll find him relaxing and fishing some of the nearby waters for walleye. Mark also enjoys the many challenges that come with his job. Most of all, he appreciates working on many of the historic structures and seeing projects from the conceptual stages to reality.
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