The Assistant will be a vital part of the turf maintenance team and will be expected to perform various duties including fertilizer and pesticide applications, irrigation maintenance and repair, hand-watering, and general golf course maintenance tasks. The Assistant will also be expected to effectively supervise and manage the turf maintenance team and to be able to take charge when the superintendent is absent. Additionally, the Assistant will be expected to work overtime as needed including weekends and some evenings for special events throughout the year. This position provides a unique opportunity to build a strong culture within our golf maintenance team. The successful candidate will be a positive leader, motivator, and will act as a mentor to our team.
Core Responsibilities (SMART Goals):
Manage daily operations and delegation of tasks to employees using a digital format
Training & coaching new employees
Assist the Superintendent in keeping records of maintenance activities, and chemical and fertilizer applications as required by law
Purchasing and tracking irrigation parts for repairs and maintenance of the irrigation system using a digital format
Preparing equipment and supplies for the next day
Manage crew consisting of anywhere from 2-10 people depending on the season.
Irrigation troubleshooting and repair
Assist in the operation of the irrigation system by using Rainbird Nimbus II Control System
Work with the team to create moisture maps of the greens using TDR moisture meters.
Assist Mechanic in repair and maintenance of equipment
Minimum 2 or 4-year degree from a recognized turfgrass program
Previous supervisory experience in a club or golf course setting
Pesticide Application certification
Additional Salary Information: Depends on qualifications
About Yakima Elks Lodge 318
The Yakima Elks Lodge #318 is apart of the National Elks Foundation. Elks Lodges bring so much more to their communities than just a building, golf course or pool. They are places where neighbors come together, families share meals, and children grow up. Elks invest in their communities through programs that help children grow up healthy and drug-free, meet the needs of today’s veterans, and improve the quality of life. The Yakima Elks Loge #318 sits on over 100 acres of maintained grounds featuring an 18 hole championship golf course, a driving range, and 2 practice areas.