Position Overview: Capilano Golf and Country Club is currently seeking an enthusiastic and motivated Irrigation Technician to help manage the golf course irrigation system and its unique gravity fed water source. Reporting to the Golf Course Superintendent and Assistant Superintendents, the successful applicant will be responsible for all required maintenance and performance monitoring of the irrigation system, and will work with, learn from, and then succeed the Senior Irrigation Technician.
Capilano is currently planning a phased Irrigation Master Plan to replace the majority of the irrigation system across the golf course in the near future. The Irrigation Technician will have a key role throughout the construction period in managing the transition of the irrigation systems. They will also be an integral part of setting up and fine tuning the new system to the golf course requirements.
Location: West Vancouver, British Columbia. The course is surrounded by mountains with access to hiking, mountain biking and skiing, and is located less than 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Continually rated as one of the best cities in the world to live, Vancouver is known for being modern and safe, and has great amenities such as numerous beaches, Stanley Park forest and quick access to the North Shore mountain range.
The Irrigation Technician will work directly with the Course and Grounds leadership team and Senior Irrigation Technician to organize, schedule and execute all irrigation repairs, adjustments and water management requirements of the golf course property.
Regularly monitor irrigation head performance to ensure sufficient coverage for all turf surfaces, making adjustments where applicable and maintaining a complete set of records of all changes made.
Perform monthly, annual and bi-annual maintenance on the golf courses 6 Pressure Reducing Valves (PRV’s) to maintain adequate pressure and water flow to all areas of the golf course.
Assist in monitoring the golf course to determine nightly watering requirements and scheduling of nightly irrigation via our Toro Lynx 7.0 central irrigation software.
Monitor and replenish irrigation replacement part inventory in consultation with the leadership team and Senior Irrigation Technician.
Assist the management team in monitoring water usage and adhering to the clubs Water Use Plan involving regular monitoring, measurement and maintenance of the clubs two man-made irrigation lakes.
Liaise and learn from the clubs Irrigation Consultant to apply industry best standards to all facets of the irrigation system maintenance.
Aid in the education, training, and supervision of the course Intern(s) in areas related to irrigation.
Work directly with the Environmental Coordinator to maintain Audubon certification in aspects related to irrigation.
Be proactive in seeking out educational opportunities related to irrigation and apply that knowledge to daily tasks.
Attend regional golf seminars as well as other networking events.
Be available to participate in other golf course maintenance practices as required.
Act as an ambassador of the Course and Grounds Department both within the club and at professional events.
Post-secondary degree or two-year diploma in a related turf management field is preferred.
Previous experience with the Toro Lynx 7.0 central irrigation software and Toro Irrigation heads is an asset but is not essential.
Additional Salary Information: $22-$26 / hour and is flexible depending on experience. Extended health benefits are also included.
About Capilano Golf and Country Club
Capilano is a private 18-hole facility located in beautiful British Columbia. Constructed in 1938 by esteemed Canadian golf course architect Stanley Thompson, Capilano is continually ranked in the top 10 golf courses in Canada by Score Golf Magazine and ranked in the top 100 golf courses in the world outside the United States by Golf Digest. Capilano is committed to continually restoring and improving the golf course as part of a Course Long Range Master Plan that has been in place for several years. Our high performance Course and Grounds team is comprised of up to 40 employees who love to work outdoors, enjoy being in the company of others, and who take pride in their work. The state of the art Maintenance Facility provides a clean, comfortable and warm place to work from.