Assistant Golf Course Superintendent-in-Training

21 June 2018

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Country: USA
State: Georgia

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Assistant Golf Course Superintendent-in-Training
Golf Club in Atlanta, Georgia is looking for an Assistant Golf Course Superintendent-in-Training.

Position Overview:
Responsible for safely operating grounds maintenance equipment including/but not limited to: golf carts, loader, dump truck, aerial bucket truck, gators, string trimmers, mowers: tractor, fairway, greens, tee and rough mowers. Operate aerators, seeders, spreaders and any other equipment associated with golf course maintenance. You will also be required to have knowledge for safe operation and calibration of the following types of equipment: Mechanically pressurized spray equipment, hand-operated spray equipment, hand-operated rotary and drop spreaders, and utility tractors. Use of tools to perform cart and bridge repairs, grounds, structure and facility maintenance and other manual labor as necessary using equipment such as: water hoses, weed eaters, edgers, sprayers, shovels, rakes, hoes, whips, levelers, saws, pruners, trimmers, drills, jack hammer, pressure washer, spreader, auger, tamper, post driver, blowers, trimmers and any other tools associated with golf course maintenance.

Duties:
• Mow and trim greens, aprons, tees, fairways, roughs, around trees, fence lines, banks and hillsides.
• Edge, trim, maintain and rake bunkers.
• Move or set golf holes, tee markers and flags as directed.
• Plant trees, shrubs and flowers.
• Pull weeds and clean beds.
• Trim and prune trees, hedges, brush and shrubbery.
• Removal of debris, snow or ice from bridges and grounds as required.
• Maintain equipment and observe safety procedures.
• Seed, fertilize, apply pesticides and herbicides as needed.
• Cut, roll, lay and water sod.
• Deliver drinking water, ice and drinking cups on golf courses.
• Clean and maintain restrooms.
• Perform cart path repairs and improvements.
• Load and haul rock, sand, or hot/cold asphalt mix.
• Install, repair and clean out culverts.
• Pressure wash equipment, buildings, bridges or other surfaces.
• Maintain ball washers.
• Sand and seeds tee and divots.
• Waters tees, greens, fairways, and other required areas.
• Helps in project work; assists in the construction of new greens, tees and fairways.
• Assist with repairs to the irrigation system.
• Perform routine safety inspections on all spray equipment.
• Be able to read and interpret labels.
• Perform soil nutrient, disease, and nematode samples.
• Responsible for cleanliness and upkeep of work area, storage areas and application equipment
• Locate and ID weeds and invasive plants and implement eradication and control measures.
• Ensure the safe and appropriate use of various chemicals and substances, mixing such according to label instructions and product specifications.

Requirements:
Current Turf Management degree or in the process of receiving a degree in Turf Management.
Skill and knowledge of safe operation of various types of ground maintenance equipment.
Knowledge of basic grounds maintenance, road repairs, structure and facility maintenance.
Working knowledge of and ability to use hand and power tools and equipment.
Perform basic preventative maintenance and cleans equipment daily.
Ability to report problems or equipment failures to manager.
Return equipment and tools to designated location at the maintenance facility.
Understand basic principles of diesel and gasoline engines.
Knowledge of proper loading, transportation and unloading of equipment.
Skill in processes of seeding, fertilizing, mulching, and general preparation for restoration and renovation.
Comprehension of location of offices, facilities, roads and boundaries.
Ability to perform basic repairs and inspections of fencing, barriers, gates, signs, bridges and other structures.
Basic comprehension to distinguish chemicals such as: cleaning, pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers.
Must present a positive, professional image.
Must be self-motivated and customer service oriented.
Reliable and predictable attendance.
Working knowledge of basic electricity and hydraulics related to an irrigation system, including automatic valves and controllers, and working knowledge of various types of pumps and pumping systems.
Understanding of agronomy, turfgrass science and rules of golf.
Must have experience in grounds maintenance and/or light equipment operations or related experience.
Ability to work with the public in a professional manner.
Current Turf Management degree or in the process of receiving a degree in Turf Management.
Ability to work flexible hours including early morning, weekends, overtime and holidays.
Knowledge of or the ability to learn the basic rules of golf and golf etiquette.
Employee must obtain a GA pesticide application license within 6 months of hire.

Compensation:
$15 – $16 per hour.
Depending on experience.
The club offers an excellent benefit package, including comprehensive insurance coverage, 401k, employee parking, complimentary employee meals, golf privileges, uniforms, and opportunities for professional development.

How to apply:
Please send your resume and cover letter to the email provided.

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