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Learning & Development Opportunities Xanterra training classes are designed to enhance professional development, inspire a deep connection to the history and culture of our community, and place our values at the center of everything we do. Classes are offered to Xanterra employees and are open to the Grand Canyon Community. Employees should speak with their supervisor or department trainer for additional training and developmental opportunities. A notice of seven working days is needed when requesting assistance for special needs. Prior to attending a training course, contact the instructor for a confirmation of enrollment. All classes are subject to change. In the event a change is made, all enrolled participants will be notified. Unless otherwise noted, you must enroll for courses by emailing or calling the assigned training contact.

Training Contacts

Course Schedule

Tiffany Taylor

January 17

January 22

S.O.A.R Internal Controls

First Aid

Hospitality Training Manager | ext. 6088

Laura Beutelman

Interpretive Training Specialist | ext. 6042

Nancy Charette

Safety Trainer | ext. 6557


Fire & Safety Trainers TBD | ext. 6109

Graphic Designer

2:00pm - 4:30pm Training Contact: Tiffany Taylor Location: Community Building

Transcanyon Pipeline

2:30pm - 4:30pm Training Contact: Laura Beutelman Location: Community Building

January 21 Driver Improvement

10:00am - 11:30am Training Contact: Nancy Charette Location: General Offices

Sam Langner | ext. 6094 Want your work featured in the next Pinyon Press? Send Sam your photos, articles and ideas!

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9:00am - 12:00pm Training Contact: Nancy Charette Location: General Offices


January 27 Performance Reviews

2:00pm - 4:00pm Training Contact: Tiffany Taylor Location: Community Building

Job Opportunities Engineering

CMMS Data Entry Clerk Electrician I General Maintenance II GM Gardener (April- October)

Food & Beverage

Butcher ET PM Sous Chef Cocktail Server Prep Cook/Cook’s Helper Restaurant Assist. Manager Restaurant Chef Cafeteria Cook (Spring 2020) Line Cook (Spring 2020) Restaurant Server (Spring 2020)


Administrative Assistant College Internship, Spring 2020 GSA/ Front Desk Attendant


Director of Risk Management


Automotive Technician Interpretive Tour Driver Mule Packer April 2020 Natural Gas Bus Technician Taxi Driver Trail Guide/Wrangler


Human Resources Admin Assist.

These positions are open to current employees who have worked in their department for at least 90 days or with permission from their supervisor. To apply for a posted position, complete an application available in the Human Resources Office. Job openings may close prior to the printing of this issue.

Rooms Administrative Assistant Basic Function

Perform administrative and clerical duties of the Rooms Department.

Desired Qualifications

Previous office administration experience. Demonstrated computer proficiency with primary focus on Word, Excel, and Adobe software. Opera and FoodTrak experience a plus. Professional written and verbal communication skills. Ability to project a professional and positive impression of the Rooms Department, while interacting with all guests and employees in any areas. Ability to maintain confidentiality of sensitive materials and information. Possess valid Arizona Driver’s License and comply with the Xanterra South Rim Company Vehicle Policy.

CMMS Data Entry Clerk Basic Function

Entering new equipment information into the CMMS system, INFOR, as failures or replacements occur.

Desired Qualifications

Demonstrated organizational skills in an administrative capacity, particularly handling a large flow of paperwork. Previous data entry and/or clerical experience preferred. Ability to communicate instruction and provide direction to engineering crafts during asset processing. Absolute attention to detail and accuracy in completing paperwork. Proven professional communication skills, particularly phone communication skills. Proficient PC skills with Word, Excel and Windows based software desired. Basic accounting and math principles. Ability to multi-task, work quickly, accurately and thoroughly when under pressure. Ability to be flexible and open to changes in procedures. Possess a valid Arizona Driver’s License within 90 days of start date and comply with the company Driver Safety Program.

employee referral bonus, get paid!! If someone puts your name on their application, is hired, and is here for three months then you earn $200! Want to get your share? 1: Encourage a friend or relative who has not worked for Xanterra before to apply to work with us and be sure they list your name on their application as having referred them. 2: They get hired and work at least 90 days. 3: You get paid a $200 employee referral bonus!

New year's eve celebration recap By: Audrey Stone, Recreation Center ASsistant Manager


he Rec Center New Year’s Eve Charity Party was a roarin’ good time! Over one hundred locals joined us, champagne in hand, to ring in the new year! We proudly raised $1900 for the Tusayan Fire Department and Bella's Place. We are so grateful for our business sponsors: Red Feather Lodge donated a number of amazing door prizes! Delaware North spoiled us with an amazing spread of hors d'oeuvres - chicken satay, falafels, quiche bites, fried ravioli and a variety of dessert filled our bellies. Being the first time we've ever sold alcohol at an event, we were so thankful and relieved when Brad Mraz of Xanterra offered to assist with keg set-up. Thank you to the Board of Directors for allowing us to make it happen. A big shout out to the Xanterra and Delaware North Employee Shuttle Drivers who worked extended hours to help insure our giddy patrons returned home safely. Lastly, thank you, thank you, thank you, to our incredible volunteers Nancy Charette, Julie Evans, F&S Juan Alonso and Martin Chacon, Tusayan Firefighters Greg and Greg, DJ Luis Castaneda, Bartender Julia Smiley, Jackof-all-trades Joe Morales, Band Members Courtney Dixon, Brad Warner, and Andy Steele. We could not have done it without them.




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Electric Truckmaker Rivian, Backed By Amazon, Ford, Raises Whopping $1.3 Billion By: Alan Ohnsman, Forbes Staff Recommended By: David Perkins, Sustainability Director


reating a new auto company is remarkably capitalintensive, so electric vehicle maker Rivian is bent on accumulating a mountain of cash, ending 2019 with a massive $1.3 billion funding round that includes additional investment from backers Amazon and Ford. Rivian, which plans to start building its batterypowered pickup trucks and SUVs beginning in late 2020, said the latest fundraising was led by T. Rowe Price and included BlackRock, Amazon and Ford, without providing additional details. It’s the fourth funding announcement in 2019 from the company, which appears to have raised more than $3 billion since emerging from stealth mode in 2018. “This investment demonstrates confidence in our team, products, technology and strategy—we are extremely excited to have the support from such strong shareholders,” said RJ Scaringe, Rivian’s founder and CEO. Along with R1T pickups and R1S SUVs Rivian also plans to supply Amazon with up to 100,000 electric delivery vans starting in 2021 in a project announced in September. That’s the biggest such order for commercial electric vehicles to date, according to Amazon. Scaringe has generated significant excitement since bringing Rivian out of stealth mode last year with plans for a line of long-range, rechargeable trucks built off a highly functional “skateboard” platform that integrates the battery pack, drive components and suspension system. Both the R1T and R1S are to have electric range of up to 400 miles per charge– well more than any of Tesla’s current EVs–and they are priced from $68,000 and $72,500, respectively. A Clark Kent look-alike with a Ph.D. in mechanical engineering from MIT, Scaringe has refined his ideas for electric vehicles over the past decade and could prove to be a major competitor to Tesla’s Elon Musk,

who has his own plans for battery-powered trucks, ranging from a pickup to 18-wheel semis. The company’s operations are split between Plymouth, Michigan; San Jose and Irvine, California; Vancouver; and Surrey, England. Production will be centered in Normal, Illinois, where Rivian is refurbishing an auto-assembly plant purchased from Mitsubishi Motors Corp. Previous funding rounds this year totaled $1.5 billion, including $700 million from Amazon, $500 million from Ford and $350 from Cox Automotive. It also raised $450 million in 2018, with backing from Saudi Arabia-based investment group Abdul Latif Jameel, Su­mi­tomo Corp. and London’s Standard Chartered Bank. The latest round doesn’t include new board seats and Rivian declined to provide a cumulative funding total since its founding.



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January 15 January 17: Paradise Hills January 24: Maleficent January 31: Zombieland Double Tap

Flagstaff Shopping $18

January 20 Williams & Bearizona $10

January 30 Flagstaff Shopping $18

January 19 Mondays

Yoga with Beth, all levels: 6-7pm

Holy Yoga/ Stephanie 5-6pm

January 23


Pool Tournament 6pm


January 29

Yoga with Stephanie, all levels 6-7pm 7:00 pm Friday Night Flix

Sundays 5:00-9:00 pm Open Gym

Open Mic Night 7pm

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Pinyon Press Issue 2- 20  

Employee Service Awards, Sustainability and More

Pinyon Press Issue 2- 20  

Employee Service Awards, Sustainability and More