Equipment Tech. & Other Position Openings

  • November 30, 2022 4:48 PM | Don Hearn (Administrator)

    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.

    Special Skills:

    • 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 justin@sgsnh.net 

    Date Posted:  November 30, 2022

  • November 22, 2022 10:42 AM | Don Hearn (Administrator)

    There are multiple internships available at Mass Golf.  Please click this link to read more about each of the positions available.

  • September 23, 2022 5:01 PM | Don Hearn (Administrator)

    Facility Name:           Colby College

    Location:                    Waterville, ME

    Position / Title:          Lead Groundskeeper - Athletic Fields

    Facility Description: College

    Experience Desired:  5+ years

    Department:  Grounds

    Pay Rate Type:  Hourly

    Employee Type: Full time year round

    Job Summary:

    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

    Facilities Services

    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

    QUALIFICATIONS:

    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

    KEY RELATIONSHIPS:

    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.

    TO APPLY:

    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
    Colby College
    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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