Snow Clearer In Japan

Car Detailer / Snow Clearer In Japan – 2019/20 Winter Season

Are you looking for a change of scenery this Winter? Why not jet off on the adventure of a lifetime to Japan? Become a Car Detailer / Snow Clearer with Sky Express, and experience all the Japanese culture and mountains have to offer, and make money while you enjoy the snow!

About the position:

  • Company: Sky Express
  • Function: Car Detailer / Snow Clearer
  • Location: Japan

What’s included?:

  • Accommodation: Yes, subsidised
  • Salary: Competitive hourly salary

Main responsibilities include, but are not limited to the following:

Clean the interior and exterior of the fleet of vehicles to required standards.

Clear snow around the office and vehicles as required.

Prepare the vehicles for the day’s operations.

Have the vehicles in top condition for our Guests.

Assist with other general maintenance as required.


Knowledge and Skill Requirements

Valid driver’s licence for Japan.

Strong attention to detail.

Physically fit and healthy.

Experience in cleaning or car detailing a bonus.

Fluent Japanese or English language skills.

Employment Period

01 December 2019 to 31 March 2020, with the potential to extend, availability of work dependent

Working Hours

Around 40 hours per week.

Pay Rate

¥1,200 – ¥1,300 per hour (commensurate with experience).

25% overtime rate

25% late night work rate for work between 10pm at night and 5am in the morning.



Each of our accommodations is subsidised to bring you housing at an affordable price.

Singles, twin shares (doubles for couples), triple to hexa shares in a range of locations to suit a variety of budgets.

Lift Passes

Your own Free Grand Hirafu season lift pass is offered.

Most companies will give their staff access to shared Grand Hirafu passes; these are usually kept at work so it may stop you getting first lifts on powder days. Shared passes also cannot be upgraded to All Mountain passes (unless everyone sharing the pass agrees to it). Working for SkyExpress means your pass can live in your riding jacket and gives you the opportunity to pay the difference to upgrade to an All Mountain pass.

For those of you who do not require a lift pass you will be offered instead a payment of ¥20,000.

Bi-monthly Pay

Receive your pay every 2 weeks.

Most local employers pay monthly which can leave you eating into your savings at the start of the season.

Discounts on HTM’s services

Discounts available on bookings made by staff at HTM managed properties, GoSnow lessons and SkyExpress Transfers. Have your friends and family experience Niseko at a discount price!

Free Ski or Snowboard Lessons & Workshops

Free ski/snowboard group lessons & workshops (availability dependent).

Potential Sponsorship in the Future

For the best performing seasonal staff, SkyExpress will want you back and we would like to sponsor you for future seasons (provided you meet the sponsorship criteria).