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Golf Course Equipment Manager

This is a first line supervisory repair and maintenance work at the Somerset County Golf Course.  The Equipment Manager reports to the Golf Course Superintendent and/or the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent and oversees a comprehensive preventative maintenance program.  This program includes the repair of failing equipment, keeping records of parts and labor needed to maintain each piece of equipment, and placing orders for parts and supplies needed for equipment or service. Additionally, this position maintains Recreation and Parks equipment and offers support to other County Departments regarding maintenance of small engines and machines.  The equipment manager properly communicates any needs or problems relating to the maintenance or repair of equipment to the superintendent and/or the assistant superintendent, and schedules and directs the work assignments of the assistant equipment manager.  The equipment manager places safety as a top priority and is responsible for maintaining a clean service area and maintenance building.  The Equipment Manager is under the direct supervision of the Somerset County Recreation and Parks Director.

EXAMPLES OF WORK: (Examples are illustrative only)

  • Operates electrical, mechanical and hydraulic equipment as needed for daily course maintenance and special projects.
  • Inspects, diagnoses and repairs mechanical defect/failures in various golf course maintenance equipment including, diesel-, electric-, and gasoline powered automobiles, trucks, trenchers, sweepers, rollers, mowers and other mechanical equipment used in utility work.
  • Fabricates, rebuilds and overhauls Golf Course, Recreation and Parks and other county equipment when need arises and within budgetary conditions.
  • Maintains golf cart fleet.
  • Instructs and/or trains golf course maintenance workers regarding preventative maintenance, and the proper cleaning of and safe operation of equipment.
  • Prioritizes equipment repair and maintenance work.
  • Maintains a preventative maintenance program within budget on all equipment and purchases repair parts and replacement supplies.
  • Keeps a complete set of records for equipment and parts inventory purchases, equipment conditions, costs of repairs and preventative maintenance for all equipment.
  • Spot checks equipment for performance on the course, frequently makes emergency repairs to equipment on the course, and services or supervises servicing of equipment prior to use.
  • Oversees the shop area maintenance.
  • Regulates employees’ use of equipment in absence of superintendent and assistant superintendent, if needed.
  • Will be required to work during off hours when problems arise.
  • Performs other duties as required by the superintendent and Recreation and Parks Director.

KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Assist the Golf Course Superintendent in the preparation of a budget, estimating man hours and materials required for a job.
  • Motivates employees to produce at an optimal level.
  • Thorough knowledge of light and heavy maintenance equipment and automotive apparatuses.
  • Ability to troubleshoot and maintain machines/engines in a broad spectrum of functions.
  • Ability to perform first through fifth echelon maintenance on cars, trucks, golf course construction equipment with gasoline and/or diesel engines.
  • Skill in the use of a variety of equipment repair tools, and the making of various types of mechanical repair.
  • Working knowledge of the theory, care, and operation of internal combustion engines and mowing equipment.
  • Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the profession
  • Ability to move heavy objects
  • Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions while repairing equipment.
  • Assisting in an effective, daily inspection of golf course maintenance equipment and weekly inspection of Recreation and Parks equipment.

MINIMUM EDUCATION, TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE:

  • High school graduate or equivalent, preferably in the vocational arts, with six years experience in golf course equipment maintenance, one of which must be at the master mechanical level.

REQUIRED LICENSES OR CERTIFICATES:

  • Class C Driver’s License.

ADDITIONAL DESIRABLE QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Knowledge of record keeping.

Application forms may be obtained at the Somerset County Human Resources Department, County Office Complex, 11916 Somerset Avenue Room 214, Princess Anne, MD, during regular business hours (8:30 am – 4:30 pm) Monday through Friday or from the county website: www.somersetmd.us

Completed applications must be received at the Human Resources Department on or before January 11th, 2019 at 4:30 pm.

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Assistant Superintendent, Cripple Creek Country Club

Cripple Creek Country Club is a private 18 hole golf and country club located 5 miles west of Bethany Beach, Delaware, along the Indian River Bay. Cripple Creek was established in 1984, designed by Algie Pulley. Cripple Creek prides itself on offering the best playing conditions, in a comfortable, beach-like setting.
We have completed multiple in house construction projects, with many more planned in the near future. A recent short game practice area was added to the course, during the summer of 2018.

The preferred candidate will be a hard working, motivated individual that has the desire to succeed, with the ultimate goal of moving on to manage their own course. All six assistants, over the past 13 years, have progressed to head Superintendent positions.

Educational Requirements
2 or 4 year degree preferred, in Agronomy or Turfgrass Management

Experience Requirements
Golf course experience required, with 2-4 years experience in the golf course industry, preferably with 2 years experience as a Golf Course Assistant Superintendent.

Job Benefits
Health Insurance
Dental Insurance
401k
Paid Vacation/Sick Time
Bonus
Uniforms/Uniform allowance
Local/National Dues
Continuing Education
Golfing Privileges
Discounted Meals

Date Job is Available
April 1, 2019

Salary
$53,000-$55,000

Job Application Instructions
Email resume to gmacdonald@mchsi.com

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Territory Sales Manager for Weedingtech™ Product Line

Turf Equipment and Supply Company, an award-winning Toro distributor, has an opening for an outside sales position for the newly acquired Weedingtech line of weed control, cleaning, and sanitation products. Weedingtech is the manufacturer of the world’s leading eco-friendly weed control system, which uses patented technology for eliminating unwanted vegetation. For more information about Weedingtech, visit www.weedingtech.com

In this position you will be responsible for sales, developing network opportunities and demand for the product line. The ideal candidate will be self-motivated and have excellent customer service, communication, presentation and public speaking skills. Bachelor’s degree in business, agriculture, landscape management or equivalent combination of experience is required. Prefer at least three years’ experience in technical product field sales. Experience and/or training in irrigation, turf management, agronomy or landscape management is a plus. Candidates must be proficient in the use of personal computers and business software applications and have a strong technical aptitude.

We offer attractive, competitive compensation and benefits including medical, dental, life, short-term disability, paid vacation and personal days, 401(k) and profit-sharing program.

If you think this opportunity is a fit for you, please send your resume to Lance Ernst at lanceernst@turf-equipment.com

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Golf Course Superintendent at Bidermann Golf Course

Bidermann Golf Course is a small, private, member-owned facility of the Vicmead Hunt Club, designed by Dick Wilson and opened for play in 1965. The golf course encompasses 175 acres and is described as a “meadowland course” with fine fescue areas separating each hole. The course averages 9,000 rounds per year.

Golf Course Operations Overview 

  • $1.3M Budget; $131,000 equipment operating lease
  • Seven full-time staff; twenty-one total staff members in-season
  • Twenty-two greens (4 acres) consisting of A1-A4 bentgrass re-grassed in 2006, including three built to USGA specifications
  • Two acres of bentgrass tees
  • One acre of L93 bentgrass approaches
  • Twenty-eight acres of bentgrass, Poa annua and ryegrass fairways
  • Seventy-five acres of rough consisting of tall fescue, bluegrass and ryegrass
  • Forty-five acres of fine fescue roughs
  • On-site tree nursery valued at $100,000
  • Golf Course Master Improvement Plan by Andrew Green

The Golf Course Superintendent reports directly to the General Manager and works in conjunction with him/her to handle daily operational issues, planning and to ensure an exceptional golf experience. The Golf Course Superintendent shall coordinate all operations with the Green Chairs. The Golf Course Superintendent will have extensive communication with the Head Golf Professional to achieve the objectives of the membership. The Golf Course Superintendent is expected to be an engaged leader of the management team to ensure continued communication among departments and throughout the club. The Golf Course Superintendent is responsible for regular communication with the membership including  distributing emails on course conditions, updates on projects ongoing at the course, and keeping an active blog regarding happenings related to the grounds maintenance at the golf course. The Golf Course Superintendent must be actively
engaged with members and staff, and have a relentless attention to detail. The Golf Course Superintendent is responsible for the maintenance, care and management of the Bidermann Golf Course, grounds, personnel and equipment fleet. The Golf Course Superintendent is responsible for the integration of modern agronomy techniques to the existing turf grass management program practiced at the golf course and to provide continually better ways of maintaining the facility. The Superintendent is responsible for successfully meeting financial responsibilities of the grounds department.

INITIAL AREAS OF FOCUS
• Ensure a smooth transition of duties to include management of renovations and construction to maintenance
operations facility.
• Complete projects on the golf course approved as capital improvements to include tees and bunkers.
• Suggest, plan and implement course wide improvements to improve playing conditions.
• Explore desirability of practice tee alterations, including turning and leveling tee surface, and installation of
TurfHound® system, and relocation of target greens.

Candidate Qualifications
It is required the Superintendent have a four or two-year degree or certificate in Turfgrass Management or similar field from an accredited university. The position requires at least four years’ experience as a Superintendent or six years’ experience as an Assistant Superintendent at a private golf facility. Experience must include growing environments in the Mid-Atlantic region while managing both cool and warm season turf varieties. The candidate must possess the following characteristics:

  • Understanding and implementation of all pest control techniques in accordance with state and federal regulations
  • Solid irrigation management philosophy, practices and diagnosis/ repair
  • Use of technology to stay current with agronomic skills and equipment
  • Subscribes to sustainable maintenance practices (e.g. firm and fast, sound irrigation philosophy) and blend these practices with the environment
  • Golfer/student of the game with a sound understanding of ideal playing conditions
  • Possesses leadership qualities that have resulted in high employee satisfaction, proven staff retention and low turnover
  • Proven success in developing assistants to promotion
  • Excellent communication skills, both written and verbal
  • Will listen to and respond to both club members and team members
  • Seeks continuous feedback regarding course conditions and areas in need of attention
  • Strong relationship builder with a history of excellent relations with their General Manager and Golf Professional
  • A history of excellent working relationships with the Green Chairs and Committee
  • Respected in industry and maintains a network of progressive peers at all levels within the industry
  • Strong budget management and detailed forecasting (zero-based) skills
  • Proven record of establishing and operating within budget
  • Experience developing capital equipment replacement and master improvement plans

Salary will be commensurate with qualifications and experience. The club offers an excellent benefit program, along with the typical GCSAA benefits to include housing, continuing education, dues for associations and licensing; golf privileges; uniforms; meals; medical and dental; 401K (after one year of employment); paid time off; club provided vehicle.

Application Instructions: Please email a detailed cover letter outlining your interests and qualifications, along with your resume to btwilley@vicmead.com. Submissions will be received through November 17th

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Assistant Superintendent River Run Golf Club

River Run is looking for an Assistant Superintendent to help oversee staffing duties/management, pesticide scheduling, irrigation repair and other duties.

River Run is embarking on an upgrade to the irrigation system over the next few years as well as other agronomic improvements.  Experience with irrigation repairs a plus.

Salary: $40k+ depending on experience. Other benefits include employee contribution of health insurance, vacation, sick time, holiday time, dues paid to GCSAA & ESAGCS, golf privileges.

Please email resume to John Kotoski, CGCS @ jkotoski@riverrungolf.com

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