Full-time 2nd Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

9 November 2018

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Country: USA
State: Washington

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Full-time 2nd Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Golf Club in Sammamish, Washington is looking for a Full-time 2nd Assistant Golf Course Superintendent.

Position Overview:
The 2nd Assistant reports directly to the Superintendent and will assist the 1st Assistant in preparing the golf course daily. Overtime may be necessary in addition to the normal 40-hour work week and will be based on business needs. During major events extra hours will be required, which may include work on weekends. The 2nd Assistant, under the supervision of the golf course Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent, performs chemical applications on golf course properties and fertilizes tees, greens and fairways. The 2nd Assistant is responsible for reading, understanding and keeping current with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). This position is also responsible for compiling preliminary reports of pesticide usage for the golf course Superintendent. The 2nd Assistant will also perform routine manual labor involved in golf course maintenance; perform semi-skilled grounds construction and maintenance work; operate small hand-powered equipment; and occasionally perform work involving large equipment such as tractors and skid-loaders. This position will assist in managing the crew but will also oversee the irrigation system, pump station and make all repairs to pipe and heads on the property.

Duties:
• Must possess a pesticide license issued by the state of Washington, and work within the required OSHA Communication standard.
• Perform routine safety inspections on all equipment.
• Maintain chemical storage and mixing areas in compliance with county, state, and federal regulation.
• Responsible for the safety and direction of chemical handlers and/or helpers.
• Must possess a valid driver’s license.
• Provide guidance and assist in overseeing Team Members on daily tasks and projects.
• Schedule daily board for leading Team Members.
• Oversee Foreman and Interns.
• Repair all irrigation pipe and heads.
• Schedule irrigation nightly.
• Scout for turf disease.
• Maintain complete knowledge of chemical application equipment.
• Log reports, research work and input data.
• Knowledge of safety equipment and proper storage.
• Knowledge in the safe mechanical operation and calibration of the following types of equipment: Hand-operated spray equipment, Hand-operated rotary spreaders, Hand-operated drop spreaders.
• Operate mowers and string trimmers in trimming greens, apron tees, around trees, fence lines, banks and hillsides; edge cart paths; edge, rake and maintain sand bunkers.
• Set tee markers and cups on greens daily; maintain ball washers; replace tee towels and flags when needed; remove debris; sand and seed tee and drop area divots; and clean flower beds.
• Maintain fuel and fluid levels for all types of equipment on a daily basis; report equipment problems or equipment failure to the equipment manager immediately.
• Return all equipment to the designated location at the maintenance facility; and clean the maintenance areas.
• Assist with project work; assist in the construction on new greens, tees and fairways; grade and prepare soil base; lay sod; and seed tees, greens and fairways.
• Install forms and lay walks and paths using gravel and asphalt mixes; excavate and backfill ditches and trenches with hand tools.
• Operate mowers, dump trucks or other light equipment.
• Knowledge of methods and materials used in grounds and landscape area construction/maintenance work.
• Working knowledge of and ability to use power tools and equipment
• Physical strength, stamina and agility.
• Ability to follow oral and written directions.

Requirements:
Turf Management with a degree from a credited university/college.

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

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