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Maintenance and Engineering

Our Maintenance and Engineering department plays one of the most important roles in Yellowstone. From famous historic lodges to modern hotels, our crews rise to the challenge of opening, maintaining, and closing facilities in all nine park locations that welcome millions of visitors. The Engineering department is on the front end of a 20-year concessions contract with the National Park Service.

Why Choose a Maintenance and Engineering Job in Yellowstone?

  • You take pride in the opportunity to work in Yellowstone National Park and promote Xanterra’s sustainability initiatives so future generations can also enjoy Yellowstone.
  • You are drawn to the daily unique challenges of working in a remote location, living and working with a diverse staff, and able to be flexible with changing weather conditions and job priorities.
  • You have the hands-on skills needed to get the job done right.
  • You love the idea of being one of the people who keeps Yellowstone up and running. Many maintenance team members love the problem-solving component of the department.
  • You can do it all, from troubleshooting to repairs to installations of fixtures and equipment, as well as keeping facilities maintained to our highest standards.

“The equipment provided for my job duties was first rate.”

Fun Fact: There are nearly 800 structures under our care throughout Yellowstone including a new LEED Platinum dormitory and 2 National Historic Landmarks in the Old Faithful Inn and Lake Yellowstone Hotel.

” Fun co-workers…a lot of us are there because we love the park.”

Yellowstone Jobs: Find Your Role

Members of our Maintenance and Engineering department do it all: from troubleshooting to repairs to installations of fixtures and equipment, as well as keeping facilities maintained to our highest standards. Hands-on skills are needed to get the job done right. After all, we serve approximately millions of visitors, 2,400 employees in park housing, 2,300 guest rooms and 1,500 campsites on a yearly basis.

Interested? There are a variety of positions on our Maintenance and Engineering crew to fit what you are looking for:


When you work as a Technician, you must have the physical and technical skills necessary for maintaining equipment and systems in good operating condition. This also includes troubleshooting and repairing. We hire Beverage Technicians, Boiler Technicians, Kitchen Technicians, Laundry Maintenance Technicians, and Fire Systems Technicians.

Skilled Trades

Do you have specific training in a skilled trade? We hire Carpenters, Electricians, Locksmiths, Plumbers, and Painters to maintain and repair systems and equipment. Members of the Historic Preservation Crew have the added responsibility for doing quality craftsmanship work on our historic structures in Yellowstone.

Are you a jack of all trades? General maintenance workers are always needed as well.

Stay in the know about Yellowstone Jobs 2021

Meet Brandon Beshears

Brandon is on the Historic Preservation Crew. He came out to Yellowstone from Missouri four years ago. “I came to take a summer off from from my previous career and forgot to leave.” While he may not be on the front lines of guest service, he still finds himself interacting with guests as they are curious about the jobs he is working on. In his free time, he enjoys reading and skiing. His best tip for new employees is: “don’t feel constrained by your current job. If something interests you take a chance and try it out.”

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Historic Preservation Crew

Our crew is responsible for working on historic structures in Yellowstone. Watch this short video about their work.

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The Lifestyle

Learn more about the dorms, cafeterias, recreation opportunities, and more.

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