The assistant-in-training works under direction of the golf course superintendent and assistant golf course superintendents. Responsibilities include performing chemical and fertilizer applications on golf course properties; fertilizes tees, greens and fairways; and applies chemicals on the greens. The assistant-in-training is responsible for reading, understanding and keeping current with chemical labels and Safety Data Sheets (SDS). This position is also responsible for compiling preliminary reports of pesticide usage for the golf course superintendent.
Enforces safe working conditions with all job assignments and is responsible for instructing staff on proper equipment use and work methods.
May be required to lead and/or supervise special projects and labor crews.
Reports golf course conditions and needed resources to the golf course superintendent or assistant golf course superintendents.
Opens the maintenance shop and runs operations in the absence of the golf course superintendent and assistant golf course superintendents.
Performs routine safety inspections and proper calibrations on all spraying equipment.
Maintains chemical storage and mixing areas in compliance with county, state, and federal regulations, and is responsible for the safety and direction of chemical handlers and/or helpers.
Tracks chemical inventory.
Performs other assignments as directed by his/her supervisor.
Knowledge of tools, methods, and materials used in grounds construction, landscaped area maintenance work and building maintenance and improvement.
Ability to operate trucks and light motorized equipment.
Knowledge of agronomy, turfgrass science and the rules of golf.
Ability to follow oral and written directions.
Ability to perform basic math and calculations.
Basic knowledge of electricity and hydraulics related to various types of pumps and pumping systems.
Proven leadership capabilities.
Complete knowledge of chemical application equipment.
Current state certification or licensing as a pesticide applicator.
Knowledge in the safe mechanical operation and calibration of the following types of equipment:
Mechanically pressurized spray equipment
Hand-operated spray equipment
Hand-operated rotary spreaders
Hand-operated drop spreaders
Regular exposure to lifting 25 pounds, occasionally lifting up to 50 pounds and exposure to extreme temperature and weather changes
Possession of a valid driver's license.
About Hickory Hills Country Club
Since its incorporation in 1934, Hickory Hills Country Club has been committed to providing its members with an experience that is unmatched. By honoring the past while looking toward the future, the club has distinguished itself as a community dedicated to a tradition of excellence.
The club's original golf course was built in 1926, designed by renowned architect Perry Maxwell and John T. Woodruff. It was modeled after the great St. Andrews Links in Scotland. While the course has changed in size since its inception, the beautiful setting and great game it delivers has not. As one of the premier, private courses in the nation, Hickory Hills Country Club remains, undoubtedly, among the most challenging. The home course of Payne Stewart, two-time U.S. Open Champion, Hickory emits an aura of greatness, attracting accomplished golfers to Hickory’s lush greens.
Meticulously kept greens help ensure that golfers of all skill levels will have a memorable sporting experience. Here, you’ll walk the fairways in the same footsteps of two Masters Champions, Horton Smith and Herman Keiser, along with pros Ky Lafoon, Leonard Dodson and LPGA Champion Cathy Reynolds.