The Workshop Foreman performs technical maintenance and repair tasks on chainsaws and a wide variety of hand digging and woodcutting tools to support the operations of the Conservation Department. Under the direction of the Training & Equipment or Field Manager, the Workshop Foreman provides technical assistance for conservation staff on the standards of use and care of the department’s tools and equipment.
● Be 18 years of age or older by the time of employment
● Be able to hike to remote worksites, carrying loads up to 60 pounds
● Be prepared for strenuous workdays that include hiking and working on rough terrain, in all weather conditions, for up to 12 hours
● Be prepared to spend up to nine consecutive nights per work hitch in undeveloped backcountry campsites
● Meet the BSA height/weight requirements for high-adventure activities
● Provide a completed Annual Health and Medical Record upon arrival at Philmont
● Exemplify the rules, regulations, policies, and procedures described in the Philmont Staff Guidebook and presented during staff training
● Maintain a clean and approachable look, adhering to the standards for personal appearance described in the Philmont Staff Guidebook
● Maintain a friendly, helpful, and respectful attitude while providing extraordinary customer service to Philmont’s participants, visitors, and employees
● Become familiar with all the materials supplied prior to the camping season
● Become familiar with all pertinent Philmont policies and procedures.
DUTIES & RESPONSIBILITIES
● Establish yourself as a leader within the Conservation Department and Philmont Scout Ranch by setting an appropriate example for other staff and participants.
● Be constantly alert to the welfare and safety of scouts, advisors, coworkers, and anyone else in the vicinity of your work site. Demonstrate good situational awareness.
● Be an active participant during Conservation Training. Remain engaged, ask questions, and volunteer to help as needed.
● Be a good team member, sharing the site management responsibilities with your coworkers.
● Become an expert in the safe and proper use of provided hand and power tools. Properly maintain your crew’s tools and equipment to the standards of the Philmont Conservation Department.
● Under the guidance of the Training & Equipment Manager, repair tools and equipment as assigned and ensure that resources are available to other staff to help them successfully carry out their job.
● Learn the science and engineering principles underlying your work, and communicate them to others clearly.
● Keep a clean and organized workspace.
● Know and use appropriate safety measures, including the use of personal protective equipment and safe working practices.
● Enthusiastically carry out the mission of Philmont Scout Ranch by completing other duties as assigned by any member of the Conservation Leadership Team or other Philmont Managers.
The Workshop Foreman will receive up to eight days of Conservation Department Training plus additional on-the-job training. Opportunities may arise throughout the summer for on-the-job training in chainsaw operation or other advanced skills.
Philmont Scout Ranch: http://philmontscoutranch.org/philmont.aspx
Seasonal Employment Opportunities: http://www.philmontscoutranch.org/Jobs.aspx
Individual Treks: http://www.philmontscoutranch.org/Camping/IndividualPrograms.aspx
The Workshop Foreman has generally worked at least one year in the Conservation Department. Although they receive comprehensive job training upon arrival at Philmont, a high degree of mechanical proficiency and experience working with common hand tools and chainsaws or other small engines is preferred.