JOB POSTINGS

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Description

Peninsula Golf Club is seeking a full-time, permanent employee to fill the position of Assistant Golf Course Superintendent. The ideal candidate’s qualifications will include; having a valid Washington State Pesticide Applicators License, type Private Commercial or being able to acquire one in a timely fashion, having a valid Washington State Driver’s License and Social Security Card. Additionally, we are looking for a person who can help the course to be the best it can be each day. They must be willing to do the things it takes to bring the golf course to the next level, takes ownership and has pride in work ethic. Knowledge of irrigation, drainage, grounds and greens keeping and being able to run the machinery it takes to do those things. Knowing your way around a shop and having mechanical awareness is a plus. Be able to express their thoughts, feelings and ideas with respect and good humor. Understand and enjoy playing the game of golf. This position reports directly to the Superintendent, who reports to the Board of Directors. There is a benefits package that includes health, vacation and holiday that would be discussed with the awarded candidate.

Salary

30K plus DOE

Résumés to

pgcsup@gmail.com

We will be accepting resume’s thru October and will follow that with phone interviews in November.

Peninsula Golf Club on the Olympic Peninsula—Port Angeles, WA (9.22.18)
Description

Bald Eagle Golf Club located in the scenic coastal community of Point Roberts, is an 18-Hole championship golf course designed by Wayne Carleton, now under the direction of new Ownership. In 2003, Bald Eagle was ranked as the 8th Best New Public Course by Golf Digest Magazine. Bald Eagle is known for its classic design, aesthetic value and dry conditions, set in a mature forested setting in Point Roberts WA.

Overview

The Assistant Golf Course Superintendent reports directly to the Golf Course Superintendent. Under the Superintendent's guidance, the Assistant Superintendent will direct and participate in the maintenance of the golf course and practice facilities. The Assistant Superintendent will also play an integral role in leading staff members as well as hiring and training new staff to meet and exceed the expectation level and standards of the Bald Eagle Golf Club. The Assistant Superintendent may serve in the Superintendent's capacity during an absence.

General Responsibilities and Requirements
  1. Inspect golf facility on a daily basis, monitor the conditioning and playability of all 18 holes and practice areas
  2. Delegate and schedule daily responsibilities to maintenance staff with Superintendent
  3. Assist in maintaining inventory and advise Superintendent and Mechanic of any equipment and/or supplies in need to ensure the proper maintenance and efficiency of the operation
  4. Supervise the staff and participate in conducting performance appraisals to ensure the standards are achieved to meet and exceed the expectations of the Bald Eagle Golf Club
  5. Make recommendations to the Superintendent related to the maintenance necessary to meet and exceed the expectation levels of the Bald Eagle Golf Club
  6. Assist in establishing annual operating and capital expenditure budgets and review payroll reports for accuracy and approval
  7. Instruct and train staff in safe equipment use, proper maintenance, and safe operating procedures
  8. Organize and keep accurate records on maintenance procedures, pesticide/fertilizer applications, safety meetings, and staff assignments
  9. Assist in the renovation of the golf course. A working knowledge of course renovation and construction will be considered an asset.
  10. Supervises and participates in the operation/maintenance of pumps, rainbird irrigation system and drainage systems. Troubleshoot, program, repair in coordination with superintendent
  11. Supervises and/or operates the use of pesticides and fertility applications by performing accurate calibration techniques to all equipment and training
  12. Operates with the highest competency all golf course related equipment, including specialty machinery needed to renovate and maintain the golf course
  13. Complies with all of the Bald Eagle Golf Club policies and procedures as set out by the Superintendent and Management team
Qualifications
  • Degree or certificate in Turfgrass Management or related field considered an asset
  • Experience as Superintendent, Assistant, 2nd Assistant Superintendent, Foreman with a proven background in a progressive environment
  • Excellent communication skills both written and verbal
  • Computer skills including Microsoft office programs, Rainbird Software, e-mail, internet, social media, staffing software
  • Valid driver’s license and pesticide applicators certificate or capable of attaining within 6 months of employment
  • Strong work ethic and willingness to do what it takes, working long hours, weekends and holidays
  • Strong leadership and problem-solving skills, taking initiative based on professional interpretation
  • Self-motivated, hands on and willing to contribute to the agronomic team to provide high quality turf conditions
Salary Range

$3,500 – $4,000 per month D.O.E.

 Résumés to

Please send your resume and cover letter via email to:

Leah White—Administration

leah@baldeaglegc.com

We thank all applicants for their interest however only those selected will be called for an interview.

Bald Eagle Golf Club; Point Roberts, WA (8.22.18)

EQUIPMENT MANAGER

Course Operation

Facility is an 18-hole private club established in 1900. Our equipment fleet is a combination of new Toro and John Deere equipment all updated within last 5-7 years. Maintenance facility was built and completed in 2000.

Responsibilities

The Equipment Manager reports daily to the Superintendent and oversees a comprehensive preventative maintenance program and repairs to all golf course equipment. This position will assist in training employees on equipment, conduct safety meetings and play a large role in planning/construction of new wash bay. The candidate will also provide recommendations for purchase/lease capital equipment.

Requirements

Individual must have 3 years of experience in maintenance and repair of golf course equipment. Must provide a set of tools and possess the ability to lift 50 pounds. Candidate will display good communication skills and ability to work well with others.

Starting Wage

This is a full-time position with competitive wages depending on experience/qualifications.

Benefits

Seattle Golf Club will provide medical, dental, vision and life insurance, paid annual vacation, sick time, holiday pay, 401-K retirement plan, tool allowance, lunches, Christmas bonus, uniforms, paid association dues and continuing education, golf privileges and Proshop discounts.

Start Date

September 2018

 Résumés to

Matt Schuldt
Seattle Golf Club
210 NW 145th St.
Seattle WA, 98177
206-362-1209

mattschuldt@seattlegolfclub.com

Seattle Golf Club—Seattle, WA (8.3.18)
Course Operation
  • 18 hole private golf club established in 1923
  • Toro equipment
  • Equipment lease program in place
Responsibilities

The Equipment Manager will be responsible for maintenance and repair of all golf course equipment. This includes small engine repair and cutting unit rebuilding and adjustment.

Requirements
  • Experience of three years in golf course maintenance and repair
  • Ability to implement a equipment maintenance program
  • Good team work and communication skills
Compensation/Benefits
  • Full time hourly position
  • Insurance benefits—medical, dental, vision
  • Benefits include vacation, sick and holidays
  • 401K
  • Paid association dues and education expenses
Availability

Immediately

Résumés to

John Alexander
Fircrest Golf Club
1500 Regents BLVD
Fircrest WA 98466

253-219-7373

John@fircrestgolf.com

Fircrest Golf Club—Fircrest, WA (5.8.18)

Grounds Equipment Mechanic

Description

Positions in this class, under general supervision, perform diagnostic, maintenance and repair activities for a variety of grounds and general facility maintenance equipment such as small gas-powered hand tools, mowers, tractors and pumps; operate welding and grinding equipment; and order and inventory some equipment parts.

Responsibilities

Perform the maintenance and repair of all golf course equipment, maintain an inventory of parts and equipment, coordinate warranty and service agreements with outside venders. Perform the more complex diagnostic, maintenance and repair on specialized equipment including complex hydraulic equipment, repair and maintenance on utility vehicles, large and small tractors, triplex and walking green and tee mowers, multi-deck rotary mowers, large and small aerifiers, core harvesters, blowers, sweepers and small gas powered equipment. Check and diagnose charging, starting, and electrical systems, conduct voltage, resistance and capacity tests on lighting and other electrical systems. Operate reel grinders and lathes and perform minor welding and fabrication.

Qualifications

Requires one year of trade school, community college or similar training in automotive, small engine or grounds equipment maintenance and repair work, and two years of experience in repair and maintenance of diesel and gas powered equipment and pneumatic or hydraulic power tools. (or a combination of education, training and/or experience which provides an equivalent). A current, valid Washington State Driver’s License.

Desired Qualifications:

Prior golf mechanic experience with the ability to work independently with minimal supervision. Ability to work under pressure while prioritizing tasks and effectively communicating with Golf Course Superintendent. Good judgment and problem solving skills. Reliable with good attendance. A self-starter with the ability to handle a variety of tasks and assignments in a fast-paced environment.

Salary

$30.18 – $32.55 hourly

Job Type

Classified Civil Service, Regular, Full-Time, Temporary

Benefits

This is a “temporary” position and does not qualify for the City’s benefit package but does offer an additional 5%-25% premium pay in lieu of benefits. Sick leave, restaurant discounts, and limited free golf are also provided. Hours will be flexible depending on your schedule and availability but will generally be M–F, 5 a.m.–1:30 p.m. During the winter months or during times of reduced work load, these hours may be reduced.

Résumés to

To apply, please send an email with a brief description of your work experience to rocky.tharp@seattle.gov.

West Seattle Golf Course—Seattle, WA (8.22.18)

irrigation specialist

Overview

Broadmoor Golf Club is a premier, private 18 hole golf club located in Seattle, Washington. Broadmoor was founded in 1924 and has hosted multiple PGA Tour events, USGA Championships and NCAA Championships.

Responsibilities

The Irrigation Specialist will work directly with the Golf Course Superintendent and Assistant Superintendents in all aspects of golf course maintenance and special projects. The operation and upkeep of a newer Rain Bird irrigation system will be a main focus of this position.

Qualifications

Candidate must have a minimum of three years golf course maintenance experience and some hands-on experience with irrigation operation and repair. Candidate must demonstrate professionalism, a positive attitude, attention to detail and willingness to bring new ideas to the forefront.

Starting Wage

$19–$20/hour, DOE, overtime available

Benefits

Broadmoor Golf Club will provide medical/dental/vision insurance, 401K, paid vacation/sick time, Christmas Bonus, meals, uniforms and golf privileges.

Available

Immediately

Résumés to

Sean McDonough
Golf Course Superintendent
Broadmoor Golf Club
2340 Broadmoor Drive East
Seattle, WA 98112

smcdonough@broadmoorgolfclub.com

Broadmoor Golf Club—Seattle, WA (5.4.18)

Sales representative

Job Overview

Pacific Golf & Turf has an awesome opportunity for the right individual!! We are an established company that strives to be the best at taking care of our customers. We are a Regional Equipment Distributor seeking an Entry Level Sales Representative in the Sports Industry. The position will assist with all aspects of the sales process of new and used equipment. 

The appropriate person will have a competitive drive, some experience with golf & turf industry, have mechanical aptitude and high energy level.

Details & Responsibilities
  • Location:  Snohomish, WA
  • Assist in preparing quotes, gathering credit information, preparing contracts and closing orders
  • Assist with customer relationship events to build customer loyalty to increase market share
  • Assist with Sales Presentations to Sell/Lease equipment; demonstrating equipment, assisting in technical presentations, etc.
  • Interview customers to determine customer needs and work with Sales Reps to develop and present solutions to their equipment needs
  • Conduct Customer Equipment Surveys—gather data on equipment current owned/leased by customers
  • Assist with Sales Admin, Sales Forecasts, etc.
  • Assist/Update contact management database
  • Assist with equipment setup and delivery
Qualificiation Requirements
  • Successful candidate will have a positive attitude and enjoy being part of a team
  • Associates degree, preferred
  • Experience with operating equipment, such as large landscaping equipment, preferred
  • Quality customer service a must
  • General office skills with a working knowledge of Microsoft Word & Excel, typing 45 wpm and general knowledge of a 10-key calculator CRT/Data Entry
  • Excellent Communication and organizational skills, required
  • Three year clean driving record and be insurable
  • Experience with driving while pulling a trailer, preferred
  • Ability to lift a weight of 50# or more, on occasion
  • Ability to solve practical problems and ability to read/interpret instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram or schedule form
  • Position is contingent on passing a pre-employment drug screen & driving abstract review
Additional Information
  • Hourly, Full-time
  • Compensation, competitive wages, DOE
  • Full benefits available, including 401K
  • Hours: Day shift
Résumés to

Marlene Hardwick
Human Resources Manager
14625 SE Stark St.
Portland, O 97233

360-921-8750

mhardwick@pacificgolfturf.com

Pacific Golf & Turf—Snohomish, WA (4.12.18)
Job Overview

Hendrikus Organics has a dynamic and successful history of working with nature and creating extraordinary fertilizers, products and programs for building healthy soils.

Do you have a heartfelt interest in improving our environment, soils and health? Do you have a strong background in sales and developing successful relationships?

We are a company on the rise! For too long modern society has mistreated our soils, plants, and turf and forgotten how nature builds soil and cycles nutrients. Hendrikus Organics is a leader in changing how people think about soil, with products, programs and extensive expertise to help return our soils to their natural and healthy condition before man's interference and development.

Our customer base is vast and varied, from your local garden center, park system, and HOA, to the grower, landscaper, forest service, and cannabis industry.

Our products and programs produce outstanding results; our company culture is based in integrity and a passion for improving our soils with individuals who love what we do and their role in promoting our organic approach. We believe in providing the best products, customer service and support possible. And our customers become raving fans because of this integrity and our sincere involvement in their success.

Position Details

This is a Sales Representative role integrated with product delivery, and includes inside sales, outside sales, cold calling, retail garden center consumer interaction, assessing store inventory needs, promoting new products, wholesale direct sales to industry professionals, developing new markets, delivering product as needed, etc. This also includes some weekend work, trainings, trade shows, exhibits, etc.

Product delivery makes this position quite physical at times. Deliveries vary from the company pickup truck to our 20' box truck. The ability to handle 20# to 50# bags and boxes is essential. Deliveries of our 2000# pallets require the ability to handle them with a pallet jack, both manual and electric. The physical ability to lift and move this kind of inventory is essential. Experience driving larger trucks is also important, as you will need to be comfortable driving our box truck, backing it up to loading docks, and maneuvering in traffic.

Position Requirements

A background in the green industry with connections is strongly preferred. This includes experience working with landscaping, golf, grounds management, growers, and/or retail sales. Our current focus is growing our client base and sales in the landscape industry, retail markets, supporting existing client base, and expanding into related markets, including Oregon and California.

Because of our emphasis on education, a background in sales should include the ability to speak/educate comfortably with strangers and in front of groups.

Training and experience in the field of horticulture is strongly advised, with a Bachelor of Science degree in Horticulture or similar field, being preferred.

Good driving record, driving ability, and credit history are a must, as you will be driving company vehicles, including the delivery box truck.

Living within 30 minutes of the Port of Tacoma preferred.

Wage & Benefits

Base Salary: $40,000 - $60,000, depending on experience and success, plus sales bonuses and incentives. Potential for advancement. Includes company provided pickup truck, computer & phone.

Full Benefits Package: Full paid Medical & Dental Insurance for employee, paid holidays, flexible paid time off & sick leave, employee purchase discounts, Simple IRA Retirement Plan with up to 3% match.

Reply and Follow Up

If you would like to apply for this position, please submit a cover letter expressing why you believe your background and talents will be an asset to this role, along with your resume and any questions you have regarding the position to: Michael Schafer, michael@hendrikus.com.

Qualified candidates will start with a phone interview, to be followed up by an in-person interview at our office.

We look forward to meeting you!

Job Type

Full-time

Experience
  • Sales: 3 years (Preferred)
  • Customer Service: 3 years (Preferred)
Hendrikus Organics—OR, CA (8.21.18)

SALES, COMMERCIAL—TERRITORY MANAGER

Major Function

Sales of Commercial Power equipment to Golf Courses, Schools, Parks, Cemeteries, Fairgrounds, Ball Fields, Race Tracks and Estates in specified sales territory. Manage relationships with existing accounts and prospect for new business. Represent Turf Star in a professional, ethical manner when dealing with Customers and internal staff.

Duties & Responsibilities
  1. Maintain or exceed performance metrics in a variety of disciplines, some of which may change to address market conditions. These are to consistently include: Sales and Gross Margin Quotas in New, Pre-Owned, Demo, and Allied product lines. Metrics are also to be met in the demonstration and quoting of both New and Demo products.
  2. Use Company CRM to manage account activity to include; contact management, sales forecasting, call reports and scheduling.
  3. Manage equipment demos with accounts to include communicating functionality, safe operation, including features, benefits and advantages verses competition.
    1. Check out and return demos in accordance with the rules of the Company’s Demo Reservation System. Individual equipment demos not exceed four hours in duration unless approved by Regional Sales Manager.
  4. Provide accurate quotes and configuration of products to Customers in a timely manner. Provide finance options when requested.
  5. Customer follow-up and operator training after the sale. Minimum requirement twenty-four hour phone call after delivery of equipment.
    1. Supports all non-commissioned programs (myTurf, TLC) in interest of building strategic relationship with client
  6. Participation in company sponsored events, training, trade shows, organizations, meetings and other web related activities.
  7. Develops and maintains a thorough understanding of all products, including specific product configurations, pricing strategies and usage of proprietary software necessary for professional representation in all modes.
    1. Maintains in vehicle supply of supporting product sales and technical literature.
  8. Represent company, externally and internally, with a winning and positive attitude, making certain critical comments are to be delivered in and to the appropriate audience and venue.
  9. Operate and Maintain Company owned vehicle and equipment trailer. Truck and trailer to be clean, free of any mechanical defects, and current on required maintenance.
    1. Vehicle and trailer to be operated in a safe manner consistent with all local, state and federal laws.
    2. Visual inspection of both truck/trailer daily basis to insure safe operating environment.
  10. Responsible for proper use and security of Company owned assets, to include cell phone, laptop computer, etc.
  11. Must present a professional appearance acceptable within industry standards.
Job Requirements
  • Physically lift fifty to seventy-five pounds
    • Physical activity to include: coupling truck and trailer, loading, securing with straps and unloading equipment
  • Capable of working in extreme heat and cold conditions, outside elements
  • Demonstrate proper use of equipment both riding and walking types of commercial lawn mowers
  • Road Warrior—Driving company vehicle for extended periods of time
  • Strong computer skills to include—Microsoft Word, Excel and PowerPoint
  • Obtain and maintain SMEI SCPS accreditation. (aka SMEI Certified Professional Sales Person)
  • Adhere to Company requirements for returning phone calls in a timely manner, both internal and external
Specifications
  • Minimum undergraduate degree from accredited school or university, or have a minimum 5 years turf industry experience
  • Possess excellent oral and written communication skills
  • Demonstrate computer skills prior to hiring
  • Display a winning attitude
 Résumés to & Important Notes
  • The territory is Western Washington from the Metro Seattle area south and includes the Washington Peninsula
  • Resumes should be submitted electronically only, and sent to Jeff Perry, Regional Manager, Pacific Northwest, Turf Star/Western Equipment at jeff.perry@turfstar.com
  • Members of WWGCSA that are interested in more information should contact their current Territory Manager
Turf Star, Inc.—Western Washington (8.10.18)

Second assistant golf course superintendent

Description

Oki Golf is a great place to work! We would like you to Join Our Team!

The Plateau Club is looking for a 2nd Assistant Superintendent, reporting directly to the Superintendent and will assist the 1st Assistant and Superintendent in managing the turf crew and will also oversee the irrigation system, pump station and make all repairs to pipe and heads on the property.

Essential Duties
  • Schedule daily board for leading Team Members
  • Oversee Foreman and Interns
  • Repair all irrigation pipe and heads
  • Schedule irrigation nightly
  • Scout for turf disease
  • Responsible for reading, understanding and keeping current with Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS)
  • Operate mowers and string trimmers in trimming greens, apron tees, around trees, fence lines, banks and hillsides; edge cart paths; edge, rake and maintain sand bunkers
  • Log reports, research work and input data
  • Assist with project work; assist in the construction on new greens, tees and fairways; grade and prepare soil base; lay sod; and seed tees, greens and fairways
  • Assist the 1st and Superintendent in managing the turf team during daily tasks
Qualifications, Education, and/or Experience
  • Turf Management with a degree from a credited university/college
  • Pesticide license issued by the state of Washington, and able to work within the required OSHA Communication standard
  • Knowledge of safety equipment and proper storage
  • Knowledge in the safe mechanical operation and calibration of the following types of equipment: Hand-operated spray equipment, Hand-operated rotary spreaders, Hand-operated drop spreaders
  • Knowledge of methods and materials used in grounds and landscape area construction/maintenance work
Work Environment
  • The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those a team member encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
  • While performing the duties of this job, the team member must/will be:
  • Able to work weekends and holidays, mornings and evenings as business demands
  • Lift, reach, bend, twist, push, pull, squat, grasp and use arm-hand coordination on a consistent basis
  • Have the ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally
  • Frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts (and associated noise levels related to) and outside weather conditions
  • Occasionally exposed to high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals and vibration
Benefits
  • Oki Golf offers an impressive collection of benefits! Some benefits include:
  • Full Time (30hrs + per week) may be eligible for:
  • Medical/Dental/Vision/Telehealth Coverage
  • Company paid Life Insurance and Long Term Disability
  • FSA options
  • 401(k) with company match
  • Paid Vacation and Sick Time
All Team Members:
  • Golf Benefits, Meal and Merchandise discount
  • Paid Sick Time
  • Team Member Referral Program and more!
  • Oki Golf is an EOE/M/F/D/V workplace
Résumés to

Brittany Good
Human Resources Generalist

Tel 425.646.6972

Fax 425.467.0448

The Plateau Club—Sammamish, WA (8.22.18)

POSITION

Second Assistant Superintendent

Location

Broadmoor Golf Club
Seattle, WA

Overview

Broadmoor Golf Club is a premier, private 18 hole golf club located in Seattle, Washington. Broadmoor was founded in 1924 and has hosted multiple PGA Tour events, USGA Championships and NCAA Championships. Broadmoor is currently in the process of finishing a master plan restoration of the golf course which consists of yearly construction projects. This position will play an integral role in providing daily championship playing conditions, as well as gain experience with in-house and contracted projects.

Responsibilities

The 2nd Assistant Superintendent will work directly with the Golf Course Superintendent and Assistant Superintendents in all aspects of golf course maintenance, including budgeting and equipment purchases. Candidate will be responsible for communicating and training daily work assignments with maintenance staff. This position will also be responsible for overseeing chemical/fertilizer applications, planning and executing drainage/irrigation repairs and installation, assisting in the management of future golf course construction projects.

Qualifications

Candidate must have a minimum of three years golf course maintenance experience. Must have a certificate or degree in Turf Management/Agronomy. Candidate will promote a positive working environment, team work, honesty, attention to detail and professionalism throughout candidate’s tenure.

Starting Wage

$46,000-$50,000 Annual Salary DOE

Benefits

Broadmoor Golf Club will provide medical/dental/vision insurance, 401K, paid vacation/sick time, Christmas Bonus, GCSAA/WWGCSA/NTA association dues, meals, uniforms and golf privileges.

Available

Immediately

RÉsumÉs to

Please send cover letter/résumé/references to:

Sean McDonough
Golf Course Superintendent
Broadmoor Golf Club
2340 Broadmoor Drive East
Seattle, WA 98112

smcdonough@broadmoorgolfclub.com

Broadmoor Golf Club—Seattle, WA (5.4.18)

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