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Work with the largest, top rated hot air balloon company in the Southwest: Rainbow Ryders Hot Air Balloon Ride Co. Rise above the rest, work with the best. We are looking for fun, energetic people who recognize that our full-time jobs specialize in bucket lists.

Phoenix Fleet Mechanic | Part-Time

General Description

We are looking for a part-time employee who would be in charge of regular maintenance and upkeep of our vehicles, fans, and trailers.

Job Responsibilities

  • Track and facilitate equipment repairs for vehicles, trailers, and fans
  • Proper vehicle and trailer alignment
  • Proper function of brakes, axels, doors, gear shifts, air conditioning/heating, batteries, lights, bulbs, etc. in vehicles and trailers where applicable
  • Inclusion of all safety items (fire extinguishers, safety information/phone numbers, state land permits, first aid kits, appropriate paperwork) in vehicles
  • Investigation of rattles and knocking
  • Liftgate repairs
  • Welding on frames when necessary
  • Replacement of straps and blocks when needed
  • Maintenance on fan pull cords, oil, frames, wheels, etc.
  • Create and follow a schedule for tune-ups to vehicles, trailers, and fans including tire changes, oil changes, and tire rotations
  • Maintaining spreadsheets of maintenance done
  • When needed: schedule, assign and evaluate work of other crew for shop work and cleanliness

Qualifications

  • General automotive maintenance
  • Mechanical knowledge

Pay

$20 - $25 per hour DOE

Hours

20-25 per


Phoenix, AZ Hot Air Balloon Chase Crew

General Description

Work with the largest, top-rated hot air balloon company in the Southwest. We have some of the best equipment and facilities in the industry and certainly have the most fun! Rise above the rest, work with the best. We are looking for fun, energetic, people who are not afraid to work hard or get a little dirty.

Job Responsibilities

  • Handle the hot air balloon equipment
  • Assist the pilot with flight preparation
  • Make sure the guests receive the best customer service
  • Follow the balloon during flight
  • Pack up the equipment and return to the shop

Qualifications

  • Able to lift 75+ lbs
  • Good physical condition
  • Reliable transportation to work
  • Good personal hygiene
  • Ability to work well with a team

Pay

$50 per shift (about 3.5 hours long) + tips with the ability to earn more depending upon experience and responsibilities.

Hours

Most often early morning shifts, each shift lasts 3-4 hours on average. In the winter, afternoon shifts will be available as well. Shift options will be available every weekday, weekend, and holiday.


Albuquerque, NM Hot Air Balloon Chase Crew

General Description

Work with the largest, top-rated hot air balloon company in the Southwest. We have some of the best equipment and facilities in the industry and certainly have the most fun! Rise above the rest, work with the best. We are looking for fun, energetic, people who are not afraid to work hard or get a little dirty.

Job Responsibilities

  • Handle the hot air balloon equipment
  • Assist the pilot with flight preparation
  • Make sure the guests receive the best customer service
  • Follow the balloon during flight
  • Pack up the equipment and return to the shop

Qualifications

  • Able to lift 75+ lbs
  • Good physical condition
  • Reliable transportation to work
  • Good personal hygiene
  • Ability to work well with a team

Pay

$45 per shift + tips with the ability to earn more depending upon experience and responsibilities.

Hours

Most often early morning shifts, each shift lasts 3-4 hours on average. In the winter, afternoon shifts will be available as well. Shift options will be available every weekday, weekend, and holiday.


Colorado Springs, Colorado Chase Crew Driver

General Description

Work with the largest, top-rated hot air balloon company in the Southwest. We have some of the best equipment and facilities in the industry and certainly have the most fun! Rise above the rest, work with the best. We are looking for fun, energetic, people who are not afraid to work hard or get a little dirty.

Qualifications

  • Able to lift 75+ lbs
  • Good physical condition
  • Reliable transportation to work
  • Good personal hygiene
  • Ability to work well with a team
  • Clean Cut (Groomed Facial Hair & Tattoos OK)
  • Reliable Transportation to Shop
  • Ability/Experience driving a passenger van + a trailer

Pay

$60 per shift (about 3.5 hours long) + tips with the ability to earn more depending upon experience and responsibilities.

Hours

Most often early morning shifts, each shift lasts 3-4 hours on average. In the winter, afternoon shifts will be available as well. Shift options will be available every weekday, weekend, and holiday.


Locations

Albuquerque

Daily Flights Year Round

Phoenix

Daily Flights Year Round

Colorado Springs

Daily Flights June - September

Festivals

Albuquerque International Balloon Festival

Albuquerque, NM

Labor Day Lift-Off Colorado Springs, CO

Colorado Springs, CO