POSITION: HEAD IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN - MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN GOLF CLUB

POSITION: HEAD IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN - MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN GOLF CLUB

POSITION:  HEAD IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN - MCDOWELL MOUNTAIN GOLF CLUB

Job Summary 
(Essential Functions)
Responsible for the operation and maintenance of all irrigation and drainage systems on the club’s golf course and grounds.
 
Education and/or Experience
  • High School diploma and GED required.
  • Some experience working for a landscaping service or golf course grounds crew, specifically working with the irrigation system.
Job Knowledge, Core Competencies and Expectations
  • 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. 
  • Knowledge of Rainbird system preferred.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of turf grass management.
  • Knowledge of pump station maintenance, operation, and repair.
  • Knowledge of tools, methods and materials used in grounds maintenance work.
  • Ability to operate all golf course equipment.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform required role in emergency situations.
  • Interest in the game of golf is preferred.
Job Tasks/Duties
  • Waters greens, tees, fairways, rough, lawns and other areas as needed or scheduled.
  • Monitors daily water usage and informs Golf Course Superintendent of any needed adjustments to the irrigation computer settings.
  • Operates irrigation heads in dry areas needing additional water.
  • Designs, implements and maintains mechanical and electrical components of course irrigation system.
  • Repairs equipment associated with irrigation (i.e., irrigation pipes and irrigation heads).
  • Performs preventive maintenance on all equipment associated with irrigation.
  • Maintains complete records on all equipment maintenance associated with irrigation.
  • Controls expenses associated with irrigation equipment and activities.
  • Maintains inventory of parts needed for irrigation equipment.
  • Performs all record-keeping relative to irrigation system including weather and rainfall data; assists in recording fertilizer and pesticide applications.
  • Performs daily well and pump water usage reports.
  • Helps apply or water-in pesticides and fertilizers under the supervision of the Pesticides Application Specialist.
  • Operates dump trucks and other light equipment in hauling materials and removing debris.
  • May occasionally supervise crews for special projects.
  • Attends staff meetings.
  • Performs other appropriate tasks assigned by the Golf Course Superintendent.
  • Keep irrigation parts room organized and inventoried at all times.
Licenses and Special Requirements:
  • 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 the qualifications please submit your resume by email to spatterson@mcdowellmountaingc.com