POSITION: CHEMICAL SPRAYING TECHNICIAN - STONE CANYON

POSITION: CHEMICAL SPRAYING TECHNICIAN - STONE CANYON

POSITION:  CHEMICAL SPRAYING TECHNICIAN - STONE CANYON

Reports to:
Golf Course Superintendent & Assistant Superintendent

Education and/or Experience
  • High School diploma or GED equivalent.
Job Knowledge, Core Competencies and Expectations
  • Complete knowledge of chemical application equipment.
  • Knowledge in the safe mechanical operation and calibration of the following types of equipment:
            - mechanically pressurized spray equipment;
            - hand-operated spray equipment;
            - hand-operated rotary spreaders;
            - hand-operated drop spreaders; and
            - utility tractors.
  • Perform scheduled preventative maintenance on all spraying equipment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform required role during emergency situations.
  • Interest in the game of golf is preferred.
Job Tasks/Duties
  • Inspects turf, shrubs, lakes and other outdoor areas to determine pesticide, herbicide and fertilizer needs.
  • Applies pesticides, herbicides and fertilizers at appropriate times to maintain excellent condition of grounds and golf course; documents all applications per the OB Sports guidelines.
  • Compiles reports of pesticide, herbicide and fertilizer use on the golf course and calculates use rates for all products applied on the property.
  • Selects suppliers, products and equipment for such application and maintenance under the guidance of direct supervisor.
  • Purchases products and equipment as needed within budget limitations.
  • Maintains proper inventory of products.
  • Responsible for the safety and direction of chemical handlers and/or helpers, and ensures compliance.
  • Participates in all aspects of golf course maintenance.
  • Maintains chemical storage and mixing areas in compliance with county, state and federal regulations. Keeps chemical room clean and orderly; secures under lock when not present.
  • Maintains direct communication with Golf Professional and Golf Course Director.
  • Attends applicable training seminars, classes and trade shows to maintain current knowledge.
  • Assists Golf Course Director with duties when necessary.
  • Responsible for reading, understanding and keeping current with the Safety Data Sheets (SDSs) and maintaining them in a convenient location.
  • Understands and complies with all policies set forth in the club’s Employee Handbook.
  • Attends staff meetings.
  • Performs other appropriate tasks assigned by the Golf Course Director.
Licenses and Special Requirements
  • Current state certification or licensing as a pesticide applicator.
  • Prefer that Chemical Spraying Technician possess a valid driver’s license.
Physical Demands and Work Environment
  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions. 
  • Frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
  • Able to meet and perform the physical requirements and to work effectively in an environment which is typical of this position.
  • Frequent lifting, bending, climbing, stooping and pulling.
  • Frequent repetitive motions.
  • Continuous standing and walking.
  • May need to use some protective equipment, such as a respirator, gloves, earplugs, eye guards/visors, boots and hat.

If you are interested and meet these qualifications please submit your resume by email to: mrussell@stonecanyongolf.com or gbergman@stonecanyongolf.com