Resource Technician

Deep Portage Learning Center

Hackensack, Minnesota

Job Type Temporary
Salary Details $685/week
Required Experience 0 - 1 years

Deep Portage Learning Center is looking for a motivated, hard-working employee tasked with keeping campus grounds in good shape, maintaining 11 miles of forested trail systems programming, and manage renewable biomass heat systems during wintertime. Training will be provided for all systems. There are opportunities to be involved in outdoor education programming if available. Possible temporary on-site housing provided. Position to start ASAP and runs to April 2024. Deep Portage Learning Center is a carbon neutral outdoor education center situated 6,307 acres of forest land that provides outdoor education programming to over 6,000 students a school year. Program activities are seasonally appropriate (fall, winter, spring)

General Duties

  • Operating Deep Portage renewable wood fired gasification systems during the winter burning season
    • Loading firewood into the systems to keep the building and water supply warm
    • Regular maintenance of wood systems and equipment
  • Campus and trail maintenance (11 miles of trails)
    • Cross country ski trail grooming with snowmobile
    • Tree felling and cutting
    • Snow removal in winter around campus
    • Routine campus upkeep
  • Continual development of renewable energy projects (solar, wind, biomass)
  • Manage building and grounds of 54,000 square foot residential classroom building
    • Minor repairs, light maintenance around building and grounds
    • Main contact for large building and ground repairs

Minimum Qualifications

  • Motivated without supervision
  • Organization skills, inventory oriented
  • Experience with power equipment
    • Chainsaws
    • Shop tools
    • Snow blowers
  • General experience with large equipment
    • Tractor
    • Snowmobile
    • Backing trailers up with a truck
  • General enjoyment and respect of the outdoors
  • Commitment to development of renewable energy systems at Deep Portage

Preferred Qualifications

  • Associates or Bachelors degree
  • Renewable energy experience

Please submit cover letter, resume, and at least 2 references to Neal at neal@deepportage.org. Position will be filled as applicants come in

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Category General / Stewardship, Outdoor Recreation
Tags Trail Maintenance, Nature Center