Equipment Tech. & Other Position Openings
Facility Name: SGS Turf Care
Facility Location: Manchester, NH
Position / Title: Turf Manager
Facility Description: Agronomic Applications & Irrigation Service for Athletics, Golf & High-End Lawn Care
Experience Desired: Turf Management, Irrigation R&M, Pesticide & Fertilizer Applications
Duties Description: Would you like to be part of a team that invests in you? Do you want to be a part of a company where you can grow and advance within the company? How about a company that values your quality of life outside of work?
If you answered YES…..then come join our team!
We are looking for a team member who is professional, organized, has a positive attitude, takes great pride in their work, who works well within a team, but can also work independently when needed.
This would be an excellent employment opportunity for a competent turf specialist looking for a superior work environment, competitive pay, and the opportunity to work on a variety of projects. Basically, the owner is looking for a #2 person who can work with him to continue to grow the company and take it to the next level.
SGS Turf Care is a professional turf application and irrigation service company, founded in 2015 by a former golf course superintendent. The company is well established and has attained double digit revenue growth every year. We have achieved this because, we pride ourselves in producing high quality turf and providing excellent customer service. Our focus is on quality not quantity. As experts in turfgrass management, we offer more than basic lawn service and turf applications. Our clients include universities, private schools, school districts, high-end residential lawns, and golf courses.
Primary Responsibilities include, but are not limited to:
• Applying fertilizers and chemicals
• Maintaining records of applications – for clients and the state
• Communicating with clients
• Properly maintaining, loading and transporting equipment
• Irrigation repair and maintenance
• Assisting with athletic field maintenance tasks
Duration: This is a full-time year-round position. Work weeks are typically 5 days with only occasionally working on weekends.
• Have or obtain a NH Operational Pesticide License - Category G2
• Must be able to lift and carry 50 pounds (fertilizer bags)
• Computer/tech skills
Compensation / Benefits:
• Compensation: $28 to $32 per hour
• Benefits: Flexibility with work schedule, PTO, IRA with company match, phone allowance, expenses for professional associations and development, paid expenses to obtain/maintain license(s), bonuses.
Education Level Required: Some level of green industry training
Date Position Available: Immediately
Application Deadline: Open Until Filled
Apply To: Justin Santos
How to Apply (electronically): Email a cover letter, resume and references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Date Posted: November 30, 2022
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Facility Name: Colby College
Location: Waterville, ME
Position / Title: Lead Groundskeeper - Athletic Fields
Facility Description: College
Experience Desired: 5+ years
Pay Rate Type: Hourly
Employee Type: Full time year round
Colby’s campus comprises 714 acres including a 70-acre-plus outdoor competition center that consists of three gleaming new competition and recreational fields. Most of Mayflower Hill, including all of the 128-acre Perkins Arboretum and Bird Sanctuary, is a State Wildlife Management Area. Johnson Pond, the Campbell Trails for running and cross-country skiing, a student run organic garden, and vast areas of wide-open space provide reasons to enjoy Colby’s campus year-round.
Under the general supervision of the ground’s supervisor and landscape manager, the lead groundskeeper for athletic fields assists in all aspects of maintaining athletic fields and courts used in intercollegiate athletics. We encourage inquiries from candidates who will contribute to the diversity of our College, including its cultural and ethnic diversity.
Lead Groundskeeper Athletic Fields
Full-Time, Hourly, Non-Exempt Staff Appointment
ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Assist staff responsible for the preparation and maintenance of athletic fields and facilities
Contribute in layout and maintenance of athletic fields and facilities, ensure student athlete and spectator safety as well as compliance with National Collegiate Athletics Association (NCAA) regulations including requirements for field dimensions and markings
Make recommendations on design improvements of new facilities and existing facility repairs and renovations; serve as a contact for external contractors in absence of manager
Monitor and inspect projects performed on athletic fields and ensure work done is in compliance with contract terms and obligations, and NCAA regulations
Consult with and provide recommendations to coaches, game officials, and athletics administration regarding cancellation and/or postponement of events
Determine use of tarps and drying agents due to adverse weather conditions; methods for removal of ice and snow from all athletic fields; consider long term effects of methods used, make recommendations for alternate strategies
Inspect irrigation systems and ensure proper operation, maintenance, and repair
Assist staff responsible for daily maintenance of athletic venues including the fertilization, aeration, chemical spraying, directional mowing and trimming, topdressing, and over-seeding of all fields, ice making and grooming operations in the rink
Prepare facilities prior to practices and games including lining fields, coordinating layout, placement and set-up of equipment, benches, tables, etc.
Inspect and repair seams and infill levels on synthetic fields
Recommend various controls for insect and disease identification and assist in implementing solutions
Keep informed of best practices, trends, and NCAA regulations pertaining to design and maintenance of athletic fields
Assist at athletic events as required
Properly and safely operate grounds department equipment, as assigned by the supervisor, including trucks, tractors, riding mowers, forklift, Zamboni, and bobcat
Demonstrate basic mechanical understanding of all ground’s equipment
Work in excavations or trenches; work from ladders, scaffolds, or in trees; work in all weather conditions
Oversee periodic assignments of students and/or summer employees to ensure that work is performed to College standards
Properly and safely operate all hand-held equipment including lawn mowers, chain saws, trimmers, brooms, snow blowers, etc.
Work in a neat, careful, and safe manner to prevent injury to self and others to prevent damage to any material, equipment, or property, and to follow all prescribed safety rules and procedures
Work in a positive, cooperative manner with other departmental personnel
Communicate effectively and personably with a diverse community of people
Follow all safety rules and procedures
Respond to emergency calls as necessary
Independently respond to work order and requests for athletic fields
Perform additional duties as assigned; duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice
High school diploma or equivalent required; bachelor’s degree in turf management or related field preferred
5 or more years working with golf, collegiate, or professional athletic fields required
Posses or eligible to receive a valid Maine Pesticide Applicators license
Demonstrated knowledge and experience with aeration, chemical spraying, fertilization, and directional mowing; experience in operating equipment related to these tasks including trucks, tractors, riding mowers, forklift, Zamboni, and bobcat
Working knowledge of the layout, repair, and irrigation of athletics fields
Valid driver’s license required and must meet the College’s Fleet Safety Policy requirements
Must be able to work independently, exercise judgment, and manage projects with minimal supervision as well as to adjust as new projects are assigned
Ability to make an impact through work as a member of a team and diverse community
Solid communication skills in order to work collaboratively with members of a diverse community and to provide excellent customer service
The position reports to the grounds supervisor and landscape manager and has significant interaction with faculty, staff, students, peers, and the Colby community.
WORKING CONDITIONS/PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:
The work environment characteristics described herein are representative of those encountered while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to perform the essential functions.
Position is 40 hours per week working in in all weather conditions. Overtime required as needed by College schedule and weather conditions. The lead groundskeeper for athletic fields will be required to work holidays, nights, and weekends. This position is designated as “emergency personnel/essential staff” and may be required to report in inclement weather or emergency conditions to continue performance of job responsibilities. Must be able to walk, bend, stoop, lift up to 50 lbs., climb, or crawl as required to ensure completion of the work.
Interested candidates should apply electronically by clicking the "Apply" button on the Colby College website. Please submit a letter of interest, resume, and the contact information of three professional references. Materials should be addressed to:
Lead Groundskeeper Athletic Fields - Search Committee
Office of Human Resources
5500 Mayflower Hill
Waterville, ME 04901-8855
A review of applications will begin immediately and will continue until the position is filled.
Compensation and Benefits: $23.00/hr Full benefits, can be seen on website
Education Requirements: 2 or 4 year related degree
Date Position is Available: Sep 23, 2022
How to Apply: Electronically
Apply to: https://colby.wd5.myworkdayjobs.com/ColbyCareers/job/Colby-College/Lead-Groundskeeper-Athletic-Fields_R0000915
Date Posted: Sep 23, 2022
Application Deadline: Nov 30, 2022
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