The primary function of the Irrigation Technician is to repair, maintain, and troubleshoot all Augusta National irrigation infrastructure and related specialty systems throughout campus, while maintaining the confidentiality of Club business.
Essential Functions of the Job
Inspects, repairs, and maintains all SubAir, irrigation, Hydronics systems, fans and lighting systems, turf guard sensors, and their components.
Performs manual inspections of irrigation system/pump-house water usage reports and reviews findings against automated data.
Ensures appropriate functionality of pond aerators and other systems relating to the upkeep and presentation of all bodies of water throughout the property.
Communicates all systems performance irregularities to the Irrigation Manager.
Provides management with technical analysis of agronomics and course playability, and how they relate to the current state of all the irrigation systems.
Ensures adequate inventory for all irrigation, SubAir, Hydronics, and pump-house systems parts and related supplies.
Assists staff and contractors with locating current underground systems related utilities, piping, and communication conduit.
Schedules irrigation, SubAir, and Hydronics systems operation in coordination with the Assistants, and/or Superintendent.
Cleans and maintains safe and orderly irrigation parts room and pump house stations in conjunction with maintaining appropriate inventories of repair parts in these spaces.
Assists in maintaining irrigation and SubAir as-built mapping through GPS and land surveying.
Makes recommendations and cost analysis on construction projects and equipment purchases that pertain to systems installations or renovations.
Communicates with Facilities Engineering and the respective contractors regarding the Hydronics system quarterly maintenance inspections, and keeps full record and documentation of these inspections.
Other Duties and Responsibilities
Operates basic, primary and heavy equipment and provides general labor support for the golf course department.
Maintains a clean and safe work area environment at all times on the grounds, in the grounds maintenance building, and in all related work areas.
Proposes improvement ideas to enhance work environment, operations, efficiency, and/or streamline work processes to the Irrigation Supervisor.
Reports unsafe conditions and situations that warrant attention to a member of the golf course leadership team immediately or as soon as is practical.
Attends seminars for related professional training.
Performs all other duties deemed by management to be an integral part of the job.
Ability to troubleshoot low voltage electrical systems preferred
Knowledge of irrigation control panels and computer systems, SubAir control panels, and Toro Lynx and SitePro software preferred.
Ability to operate basic landscape equipment
Effective communication skills
Must be highly organized and have sound time management
Ability to work with accuracy and utilize effective judgment under the pressure of time sensitive deadlines
Ability to work effectively in a team oriented work environment
High attention for detail
Possess a valid driver’s license and/or successfully completes the Club’s internal motor vehicle training program
Augusta National Golf Club offers a competitive salary and benefit package to include:
Medical, Dental and Vision Insurance
Short and Long Term Disability (paid by employer)
Pension Plan (paid by employer)
About Augusta National Golf Club
At Augusta National, our employees are our most valuable resource in delivering an unparalleled experience for our members, guests, players and patrons.
We are committed to providing:
- Competitive total rewards programs that attract, motivate, and retain employees
- Superior work environments and resources that enable employees to perform their best and succeed; and
- Engaging communication that educates and informs employees
Guided by this commitment, we recognize and reward employees for their contribution toward our mission of being the best, continuous improvement, and building on our success as a world-class organization.