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Operations Specialist

Salt Lake City, UT

As the world’s #1 active travel company, Backroads offers more bicycling, walking and multisport trips around the world than any other company. We are a fast-paced, service-oriented organization composed of high-energy individuals with varied backgrounds who enjoy people, travel and the outdoors. Backroads is looking for a Specialist to join our dynamic Salt Lake City Logistics/Warehouse staff

As a member of the Backroads Warehouse team your job would include:
• Assist in an extensive winter re-working of trailer interiors & exteriors.
• Perform annual winter overhaul of trailer chassis including the hubs, brakes, electrical systems, skins, and roofs.
• Provide supervision and consistency for Backroads leaders working in the warehouse during the Spring departure season and the Fall return/overhaul period.
• Assist in the preparation, tear-down and return of rented vans.
• Assist in the packing & shipping of equipment for international distribution.
• Assist in the administering of a warehouse traffic schedule; moving vehicles, keeping traffic corridors clear, and aiding the Drive School circuit.
• Monitoring trailer supply & parts inventory.
• Maintaining the organization & cleanliness of the warehouse floor.
• Maintain the inventory and security of all vans, trailers, components, parts, supplies, and tools.
• Assist with facility issues as needed.

We’re looking for someone who possesses these qualities:
• The ideal candidate for this role is driven to produce high quality results, is proud of his or her work, and truly cares about improving upon their work environment. This candidate is capable of working independently without much direct supervision and has the foresight to see upcoming needs and plan accordingly. This candidate enjoys the camaraderie of an energetic team, values physical fitness, understands Backroads’ mission to be the best travel company, and is motivated from within to do his or her best work, every day.
• Mechanical Aptitude: General automotive repair/trouble-shooting, fabrication, and welding experience.
• Experience with driving vans, maneuvering a trailer and forklift experience a plus.
• Strict attention to detail, a high regard for quality and safety minded.
• Knowledge of general carpentry and ability to fabricate simple constructions.
• Familiarity with camping and restaurant equipment.
• Strongly oriented towards high quality customer service.
• Enjoys working with others as a member of a team.
• Good verbal and written communication skills.
• The ability to manage multiple tasks at one time and finish them on schedule.
• Takes pride in his/her work, is a self-starter, able problem solver and highly motivated.
• A passion for bicycles and the sport of cycling is a plus.
• Open and willing to learning new skills/techniques.
• Sense of humor.
• Valid Utah driver’s license in good standing.
• Ability to lift 50 lbs.

To apply, please email your resume and cover letter to staffing@backroads.com, with “Operations Specialist – web” in the subject line.

About Backroads

As the world's #1 active travel company, Backroads offers more bicycling, walking, hiking and Multi-Adventure trips around the world than any other company. We are a service-oriented organization composed of high-energy individuals with varied backgrounds who enjoy people, travel and the outdoors.

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