2nd Assistant Superintendent, Assistant superintendent, Chemical Technician
Maintains appearance and playability of course greens and areas surrounding greens
Primary Duties and Responsibilities include the following.
Maintains healthy turf conditions through periodic and scheduled applications of granular and foliar applied fertilizers, herbicides, insecticides, other pesticides, fungicides and growth regulators in accordance to manufacturer labels.
Under Superintendent’s direction schedules sprays all types of green applications
Calibrates spray equipment and granular application equipment.
Insures safe operation of application equipment by cleaning and sanitizing equipment after use according to local, state and federal pesticide laws and regulations.
Disposes of fertilizer, herbicide, insecticide, other pesticide, fungicides and growth regulator containers in accordance with local, state and federal laws and regulations.
Posses and will keep current local, state and or federal applicators license.
Maintains the condition of the irrigation system including the pump station through daily monitoring.
Trouble shoots problems that may occur to the irrigation system. Repairs and maintains irrigation controllers, heads, wiring and piping.
Schedules irrigation cycles.
Other Duties and Responsibilitiesinclude the following
Spot waters greens, tees, fairways, rough and landscaped areas.
Maintains course accessibility and appearance using power and hand tools to perform activities such as: mowing, weeding, edging, set up and raking sand traps, laying sod, planting trees, shrubs and flowers
Uses tools and/or chemicals to perform weed abatement, pest control, irrigation, and cultivation and proper drainage activities
Maintains the appearance of all green areas by changing cups, tee markers and tee towels, emptying trash containers, and maintaining ball washers
Operates and maintains utility vehicles and equipment following company safety standards and manufacturers recommendations
Observes and reports to manager any potential agronomic and maintenance equipment problem issues
May perform on-site repair of green maintenance equipment
Maintains good working relationships with co-workers
Helps maintain a safe and orderly maintenance shop
Implements and supports all American Golf initiatives and programs as requested by management
· Other duties may be assigned by management.
Minimum Qualifications and Skill Requirements
Specialty/Technical training required (2-year college degree preferred) and 2 years of related of related experience in horticulture or related science or equivalent combination of education and experience
Pesticide applicator license required
Knowledge of fertilizer /chemical equipment calibrations required
Ability to operate mowing, line trimmer, edger, sprayer, tiller, chain saw, demo saw, spreader, leaf blower/vacuum, golf cart and dump truck equipment
Ability to understand and follow directions
Ability to work cooperatively with others
Ability to communicate effectively with co-workers - in some locations ability to communicate effectively with Spanish speaking co-workers may be required
Valid driver’s license
Requirements and Working Conditions
The physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee may be required to stand, walk, read, hear, talk, balance, climb, use hands, use fingers, reach, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl, smell, push or pull. The employee may be required to move or lift objects weighing up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required for this position include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision and the ability to adjust focus.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee will work both indoors and outdoors and may be exposed to extreme weather conditions including wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, toxic or caustic chemicals, fumes or airborne particles, risk of electrical shock, sharp objects, extreme heat and/or open flame. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.