The Irrigation Technician reports directly to the golf course superintendent. Responsibilities include equipment operation, irrigation repair and operation, crew supervision and inspecting golf course conditions.
Occasionally supervises a small labor force for special projects, and performs other duties as directed by supervisor
Reports golf course conditions to the golf course superintendent
Opens the maintenance shop and runs operations in the absence of the golf course superintendent
Repairs and ensures proper operation of the irrigation system as needed. Waters greens, tees and fairways
Repairs greens with seeds or plugs of new grass when needed
Aerifies greens; verticuts and or mow tees and greens; spikes greens; operates sod cutter, spray rigs for greens and fertilizer spreaders; and mows rough with rotary and operates other equipment as directed
May be asked to change pins and tee markers
Ensures a safe work environment
Candidates for the position will also be expected to perform various other golf course maintenance tasks, including staff supervision, equipment operation, spraying and fertilizing, and the completion of various landscaping, drainage and renovation projects.
Qualifications, Knowledge and Skill Requirements:
Must possess a valid driver’s license
At least two years of golf course maintenance experience that includes extensive experience with irrigation repair and maintenance
The ability to diagnose, dig up, replace and/or repair golf course irrigation issues without supervision, including pipe repairs, sprinkler head replacement and maintenance of sprinkler parts, and any applicable electrical wiring
Working knowledge of basic electricity and hydraulics related to an irrigation system, including automatic valves and controllers and various types of pumps and pumping systems
Ability to work carefully and ensure co-workers are working in safety
Possess leadership qualities
Must have willingness to learn
Must be driven and possess strong work ethic
Must be dependable
Ability to understand and follow oral instructions
Candidates must have the reasonable availability and willingness to work weekends and overtime as needed
About St. Johns Golf & Country Club
This course is managed by Indigo Golf Partners.
Indigo Golf Partners is one of the largest privately owned golf course management companies in the U.S., with nearly 150 properties in 29 states. Headquartered in Reston, Va. – with regional offices across America – Indigo Golf Partners has more than 25 years of results-driven expertise. The company specializes in full-service course management as well as assistance in specific segments of the golf business, including course and property maintenance, staffing and training, career growth, clubhouse operations, food and beverage, merchandising, golf instruction, marketing and public relations, special events and financial management.