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Northern Alaska Tour Company


Night operations includes the mechanics who care for the operations side of our ground vehicles, and the cleaners who make sure these vehicles are clean and tidy. These are the people behind the scenes who do the essential work that mostly gets noticed if it is NOT done well.

Mechanics and mechanics assistants are responsible for becoming knowledgeable and competent in the maintenance and repair of our 15 passenger Econoline F350 vans and Freightliner 24 passenger coaches as well as regulations governing commercial passenger vehicles. Mechanics foster open communication with guides and other vehicle operators who may have first-hand knowledge of specific mechanical issues that develop while vehicles are on the road. Each vehicle is inspected at the conclusion of every tour, routine maintenance is performed as well as any non-routine issues that may come up. In addition, mechanics and mechanic assistants are responsible for maintaining a clean and well-organized work space, ordering parts and supplies and keeping vehicle maintenance records complete and up-to-date.

The cleaning crew keeps both coaches and vans spick and span to maintain safety standards and ensure the highest level of guest satisfaction possible. This includes both the exterior as well as the interior of the vehicles. In addition, cleaners are responsible for fueling vehicles prior to each tour, and keeping all on-board maintenance equipment complete and in good working order.

Specific Responsibilities

The mechanic and mechanic assistant are responsible for performing a detailed post/pre-tour inspection on all incoming tour vehicles; troubleshooting and repairing any mechanical deficiencies; executing all scheduled routine maintenance; and completing all required shop clean-up, organization, and record keeping.
Obtain knowledge of the number and type of incoming and outgoing vehicles.
Organize shop and any incoming parts and supplies.
Review/organize any incoming vehicle condition reports.
Identify vehicles due for scheduled routine maintenance.
Communicate with the incoming guides about the mechanical condition of the vehicles.
Communicate night operations activities with the vehicle washer.
Perform a detailed mechanical inspection on each incoming vehicle.
Troubleshoot and address any mechanical deficiencies.
Execute scheduled routine maintenance.
Organize and clean the shop upon completion of maintenance activities.
Update vehicle maintenance records.
Identify maintenance parts and supplies that need to be replenished/ordered.
Assist with other tasks and activities as required.


mid-May to mid-September [exact begin and end dates can be flexible]
5 days per week
8 to 10 hours per day: 12:00 am - 8:00 am


Hourly wage is dependent on experience + $2.00/hr season completion bonus