Opportunities at AHTA

Grounds Maintenance

Sonora Resort

Sonora Resort

Guaymas, Sonora, Mexico
Posted on Saturday, February 3, 2024
We’re hiring Grounds Maintenance Staff to join our world class team at Sonora Resort, a luxury all-inclusive Relais & Chateaux Resort, in the unspoiled wilderness of British Columbia. Nestled in the Discovery Islands, Sonora Resort is a remote location accessed by water taxi from the town of Campbell River on Vancouver Island. This is a Seasonal position that works on site at the Resort in shift work rotations. Seeking a start date of late March, 2024.
Our team shares a deep appreciation for the unspoiled wilderness of British Columbia. Our opulent location is an undeniable draw for those seeking an exciting career with a side of adventure. We are completely submerged in the great outdoors with easy access to hiking trails, Florence Lake, and opportunities to get on the water to explore the Inside Passage.
Each one of our team members contributes to the guest experience at Sonora Resort. Working at Sonora means you are part of a team of passionate and trained professionals focused on providing our guests with unique experiences and cherished memories.
Sonora Resort is committed to creating an engaging and supportive work environment, with a focus on developing and promoting talent from within. We offer competitive compensation packages, exciting employee incentives and the opportunity to develop under the prestigious Relais & Châteaux banner.

Resort Life
  • All staff are provided with complimentary single bedroom accommodations. Complimentary wifi, cable TV and internet calling provided in each staff room.
  • Complimentary meals, snacks and beverages provided from our Staff Kitchen
  • Shift work is required from April until October; comprised of 10 working days and 4 non-working working days, subject to change during peak season; employees are expected to be flexible in their scheduling to meet the needs of the business.
  • Water taxi transportation is provided to and from Campbell River for scheduled work shifts
  • Staff are required to leave the resort on their scheduled non-working days and are responsible for securing further transportation and accommodation thereafter.
  • Team Amenities on site include a staff lounge, fitness facility, hot tub, outdoor staff lounge area, access to trout ponds, hiking trails and Florence lake where a canoe and stand-up paddleboards are available for staff use.
  • Enjoy other great work perks such as:
    • 25% off at Sonora’s Gift Shop and Island Currents Spa (Services & products)
    • Special room rate for Employees & immediate family members visiting Sonora Resort
    • Staff social events and opportunities to experience adventure tours & activities
    • An Employee & Family Assistance Program offering counseling and mental health supports.
    • Employee Referral Bonus Program
  • We offer competitive wages, paid hourly, with opportunities for overtime, plus gratuities.

Position Summary
The Grounds Maintenance position is responsible for a variety of job duties on property at Sonora Resort to keep the grounds, gardens, lawns and pools in excellent condition for our guests. This role will cycle through the various tasks during each shift at the resort. They are responsible for testing, cleaning and maintaining our pools and hot tubs, refuse and recycling collection and disposal, lawn care and other gardening or landscaping projects as provided by the Head Gardener and Maintenance Managers.

Job Duties
  • Demonstrate desired service behaviors in accordance with Relais and Chateaux expectations.
  • Refuse and recycling management including systematic garbage collection across resort.
  • Operating incinerator and completing burn cycles. Sorting and preparing recycling to be shipped off island to appropriate recycling depots.
  • Test water chemistry of all hot tubs and pools on site, completing accurate daily maintenance records.
  • Vacuuming and skimming of pools and hot tubs, as well as cleaning surrounding pool decks.
  • Lawn mowing, weed eating and hedge trimming in large outdoor areas.
  • Maintaining garden beds; weeding, raking, pruning and clean up.
  • Assist Gardening team with small landscaping projects as required.
  • Work with Health & Safety Officer to ensure walking trails are safe and accessible for guests.
  • Keep garden and landscape areas free of garbage / debris.
  • Assist the dock team with bi-weekly deliveries of food, cargo and resort supplies.
  • Assist maintenance or dock crew as requested.
  • Maintain tools and ensure equipment is in good order.
  • Ensure effective working relationships and clear communication is maintained with all colleagues, managers and other departments.
  • Ensure that all equipment, fixtures, and furniture of the department are kept in the best repair possible and are used in a safe and proper manner in coordination with the Maintenance Manager.
  • Drive small electric vehicles around the resort.
  • Must be legally authorized to work in Canada and fluent in English. Second languages are an asset.
  • Basic understanding of the operations of gardening and horticulture; experience in a live-in resort environment is preferred.
  • Previous experience with pool maintenance and testing an asset, though training will be provided.
  • Able to safely operate power equipment such as line trimmers, hedge trimmers, chain saws and blowers an asset.
  • High School Diploma required. Any additional education or experience in the Hospitality, Tourism, or related fields would be an asset.
  • Must be capable of physical aspects of the job; handling heavy loads, combination of sitting, walking, standing for extended periods of time, bending, crouching, kneeling.
  • Must be fluent in English, second language an asset.
  • First Aid & AED certificates are an asset.
  • Ability to work cohesively with fellow colleagues as part of a team or independently with minimum supervision.
About Sonora Resort
Sonora Resort, a Relais & Chateâux property, is located on Sonora Island in the Discovery Islands of British Columbia. It is accessible by boat or air, and 50 minutes by helicopter from Vancouver. Known as one of Canada’s hidden gems, Sonora has a unique place in the world because of its secluded location, abundance of natural beauty and wildlife, with luxury accommodations and gourmet cuisine. Sonora is part of the Relais & Chateâux association of the world’s finest hoteliers, chefs and restaurateurs that has set the standard for excellence in hospitality. Whether you have an adventurous heart or a desire to live in a remarkable wild place such as this, you will find all kinds of career options at Sonora Resort. We encourage you to visit our website at www.sonoraresort.com