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. This position will start as a seasonal position with an anticipated employment period of March through November. There is potential for growth and advancement with this position – especially as an assistant superintendent. Candidates with experience and the appropriate skills who are interested in eventually becoming a golf course superintendent are encouraged to apply. The salary for this position with be based on experience of the candidate but will be competitive and substantial for the local area.
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.
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
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to reach with hands and arms
The employee is often required to stand, walk, and use hands to finger, handle, feel or operate objects, tools or controls
They will occasionally be required to balance, stoop, twist upper body, kneel, and climb
The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 30 lbs occasionally
Specific vision abilities include close, distance, color, and peripheral vision, and depth perception
Moderate exposure to extreme cold, heat, working outdoors, chemicals, pesticides, gasoline, vibration, pollen, dust, mechanical hazards and electrical hazards
Noise level is typically moderate to loud
Work extended hours during golf and holiday season
Work weekends and holidays
About The Course at Aberdeen
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.