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Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Biltmore Country Club - North Barrington, Illinois

We are looking for a self-motivated, proactive individual who aspires to become a golf course superintendent. 

The applicant should have a strong work ethic and willing to improve themselves.  The applicant will work closely with the superintendent in all facets of golf course preparation and maintenance.

Biltmore Country Club is a private golf club located in the northwest suburbs of Chicago with an operating budget over $1 million.  Along with tennis, private lake, and beach club; Biltmore is an 18 hole golf course comprised of 007 bentgrass greens and poa/bent tees and fairways.  The maintenance department staffs approximately 25 employees during the peak growing season.

Biltmore prides itself in doing many projects in-house with recent golf course improvements including greens resurfacing, greenside bunker renovation, drainage, leveling and sodding new/existing tees, installing brick pavers, etc.  In addition, the applicant will be exposed to tree maintenance, sodding, irrigation repair, GPS spray applications, fertilizer applications, aquatic applications, equipment maintenance, managing flower and chemical cooperatives, and leadership.  Future projects may include a complete bunker renovation and construction of new tee boxes. 

Biltmore is Audubon Certified and works with the Illinois EPA in monitoring Honey Lake.  We are Tier III certified in the volunteer lake management program supervised by the Illinois EPA.  The applicant will be involved in this program.

Requirements:  1 -2 years golf course experience.  Graduation from a 2 - 4 year college in turf management or related field is preferred.

Salary: $50,000 - $60,000

Benefits: Meals, Golfing privileges, Uniforms/clothing allowance, 401K, Insurance- Health and Dental, Continuing education, Dues to national and local chapters

If interested, please send digital resume and cover letter to Wyatt Byrd.
Application Deadline: February 24, 2020

Wyatt Byrd
Golf Course Superintendent
Biltmore Country Club
160 Biltmore Drive
North Barrington, IL 60010
Phone: (847) 381-1963
wbyrd@biltmore-cc.com
Date Posted: 1/22/20

Position Title:  Assistant Superintendent                  
Job Location:   Royal Melbourne Country Club
                   
Start Date: Immediate                                    
Reports to: Golf Course Superintendent                                
Send Applications to: Dave Groelle:  dgroelle@royalmelbourne.net                                               

Property Description:   Established in 1992, Royal Melbourne Country Club is a private member only club located in Long Grove, IL with 325 members. The club features a Greg Norman Design 18 hole Championship Course, Olympic size pool, and tennis facility. Dining facilities include The Royal Pub with seating for 70, Formal Dining Room that seats 40, The Fireside Room that seats 30, an Outdoor Veranda that seats 50, and a 220-seat banquet facility.

For additional information on Royal Melbourne CC, our website is www.royalmelbourne.net. 

Position Summary:  Responsible for all activities related to the care and maintenance of the golf course, grounds, and equipment.  Assists the Superintendent with planning and implementing budget and operating plans.  Hires, trains and supervises staff.  Work with the Superintendent to develop spray programs and cultural practice that will produce Best in Class conditions.

If you are looking to join a team atmosphere and getting back to enjoying this business again, then you found the right place.  Being a KemperSports owned facility you will be exposed to many opportunities within our organization that could potentially aid in your career advancement.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Assist in the development of the annual maintenance budget and operating plan.Implement the plan according to Company operating policies and procedures to ensure cost containment.
  • Plan and implement staffing schedules to ensure quality standards are achieved at minimum employee cost.
  • Supervise and perform various maintenance duties to maintain the golf course in proper playing condition according to Company standards.
  • Supervise then development and maintenance of drainage, irrigation, pumping and water reservoir systems.
  • Supervise all planting, fertilizing and care of turf, plants, shrubs, and trees on the golf course and grounds. Assist with the development and implementation of a fertilizer, aeration and Integrated Pest Management program for proper turf grass and plant care.
  • Supervise course construction projects.
  • Supervise equipment maintenance and repair operations.Establish and implement a cleaning and preventative maintenance program for appropriate equipment, tools, vehicles, etc.
  • Ensure maintenance of all appropriate quality and cleanliness standards including, but not limited to, employee hygiene and uniforms, equipment repair areas, equipment storage areas, chemical and fertilizer storage areas, receiving areas, washing areas, lunch room areas, restrooms, etc.
  • Monitor the purchase ordering and receiving program to maintain proper inventories of supplies and ensure proper quantity and price on all purchases.
  • Ensure compliance with all applicable state and federal laws, OSHA rules and regulations, relating to chemical and fertilizer storage and disposal, employee safety, public safety, etc.
  • Manage employment activities for applicable staff members, including but not limited to, personnel recruitment and selection, performance evaluations, training, compensation, discipline and termination, etc.
  • Maintain accurate records for pertaining to department activities including, but not limited to, labor schedules, course maintenance, construction activities, equipment repair, safety meetings and activities, fertilizer and chemical applications and pest control practices.Assure the efficient and timely submission of all required operational, financial, budgetary and related reports.
  • Maintain knowledge of current and projected industry developments through continuous attention to industry periodicals and participation in relevant trade associations and organizations.
  • Perform other duties as appropriate.

Qualifications:

  • High school education required, college degree preferred.
  • Golf course maintenance, supervisory and/or management experience a plus.
  • Must possess/obtain Illinois Pesticide Operators License
  • Demonstrated experience and capability in the areas of budget development, fiscal management, strategic planning, staff management.
  • Demonstrated quality written, verbal, and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems; efficiently handle multiple duties under pressure with minimal supervision; work flexible hours as required including nights/weekends.
  • Positive attitude, professional manner and appearance in all situations.

Supervises: Maintenance Foreman; Equipment Operators; Equipment Tech; Laborers

Compensation: 

  • $50,000 salary negotiable based on experience
  • Health/Dental/Life insurance
  • 401K after 1 year
  • Vacation/Sick pay
  • Golfing privileges
  • Clothing allowance
  • Meals provided
  • GCSAA & MAGCS Dues paid

Classification: Full-time, Non-Seasonal, Salaried, Exempt
Date Posted: 1/16/20

Golf Course Mechanic – White Eagle Golf Club
White Eagle Golf Club: is a private 27-hole facility located approximately 30 miles west of Chicago IL in Naperville. The club house was partially renovated in 2016-17 and the golf course just completed a renovation on bunkers, green complexes, and more in 2019. In 2020 we are hosting the 71st Illinois Open where Illinois Professionals will take part in a 54-hole championship over three days to determine the finest player in the state.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following.  Other duties may be assigned:

  • Maintain equipment and shop areas at optimum levels of performance and cleanliness
  • Working knowledge of light and heavy maintenance equipment and automotive vehicles
  • Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the profession
  • Ability to diagnose mechanical troubles and determine the appropriate maintenance work
  • Document repair and maintenance activities
  • Maintain proper tolerances on cutting units for optimum quality and height of cut
  • Perform all periodic maintenance on equipment
  • Purchase required parts and accessories
  • Communicate and work closely with the full-time assistant mechanic
  • Ability to communicate effectively with all departments
  • Knowledge of the game of golf and understand how job performance affects the playing conditions of the golf course
  • Always display a professional appearance and attitude

Experience Requirements:

  • Minimum 2 years golf course fleet maintenance or related experience
  • Sufficient computer skills to maintain documentation files
  • Working knowledge of:         
Small engines and repair
Principals and repair of hydraulic operating systems 
Techniques involved in grinding and rebuilding reels and cutting units
  • Ability to work with all Department Managers to effectively forecast equipment requirements for scheduled work tasks

Special Requirements:

  • Possess a valid driver’s license
  • Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions while repairing equipment

Job Benefits:  Health, dental, vision, association dues paid, uniform, golf, seminars, training, lunch, bonus program, and more.
Salary:  Salary Range:$60,000 - $68,000 DOE
Contact: Jeff Cameron jcameron@whiteeaglegc.com 
Date Posted: 1/14/20

Clesens
Golf Sales Team Representative
View job description here.
Date Posted: 1/8/20

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent

Hickory Hills Country Club
8201 West 95th Street
Hickory Hills, Illinois 60457

DESCRIPTION: Hickory Hills Country Club is located on the southern edge of Chicago. The 120 acre property is comprised of a 18 hole golf course, designed by tour professional James Foulis. In addition, there is an executive 9-hole course designed by legendary Architect, William B. Langford. The property has many unique characteristics. Spectacular rolling hills and moraines are evident throughout the property. These land formations were created by the accumulation of glacial debris.

APPLICANT REQUIREMENTS: Must possess or be able to obtain State of Illinois Department of Agriculture Pesticide License. Applicant needs to have great work ethic, and a positive attitude. 

PRIMARY DUTIES

  • The Assistant Superintendent reports directly to the Golf Course Superintendent.
  • Participates in chemical applications (fertilizers and pesticides) on the grounds, in compliance with all local, state, and federal regulations.
  • Assists Superintendent in planning and executing daily activity. Some these responsibilities include the following: Daily course work, crew management, safety training, drainage installation and repairs, irrigation repairs, tree pruning, and snow removal.
  • Individual may serve in the Superintendent’s capacity during his/her absence.

DESIRED QUALIFICATIONS

  • Prior golf course maintenance experience is required
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Bi-Lingual English/Spanish desirable, but not required
  • Self motivated, and goal oriented

COMPENSATION/BENEFITS

  • Salary $40,000-$45,000 year, DOE
  • Medical insurance available after 90 days
  • Daily meals
  • Golfing privileges

Email Cover Letter & Resume To:
Peter Gianakas
petegianakas@gmail.com
Date Posted: 1/6/19

Crystal Tree Golf and Country Club
Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Position Available: Late February/Early March 2020
date posted: 12-19-19

Mistwood Golf Club
Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Position Available:
Immediately
posted: 12-19-19

Ruffled Feathers Golf Club
Title: Senior Assistant Superintendent
 
Department: Golf Course Maintenance 
Reports to: Superintendent
FLSA Status: Exempt

Scope:
Partner with the Superintendent to direct and coordinate golf course maintenance activities such as maintaining quality course condition quality; selecting, developing and retaining employees; exceeding guest expectations.

Primary Responsibilities include the following. Other duties may be assigned.

  • Recruit, interview, select and hire golf course maintenance staff.
  • Effectively lead and schedule staff to ensure a quality product. Continually follow up to ensure tasks are being completed timely and to the appropriate standards and that equipment is set up and operating properly.
  • Ensure daily course set up meets company and USGA playing standards.
  • Proactively identify and correct agronomic problems that may arise.
  • Ensure staff receives proper safety and job skills training through group training, on the job training, communication, meetings, etc.
  • Evaluate, create and implement fertilizer and pesticide programs. Ensure equipment is operating properly and calibrated correctly prior to each application. 
  • Evaluate and assess equipment management, operation and set up.
  • Ensure financial targets are being met and appropriate accounting procedures are being followed consistently.
  • Maintain constant communication between departments.
  • Participate in the creation and execution of short term and long term operational and financial plans to improve quality and financial results. 

Qualifications:

  • Two-year Turf grass Maintenance degree and supervisory experience required.
  • Three years golf course maintenance experience with progressive responsibility required.
  • Ability to acquire and maintain a pesticide license within the first three months of start.
  • Working knowledge of turf grass maintenance equipment and irrigation systems.
  • Strong verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong attention to detail, planning and organizational skills . 
  • Experience supervising others and leading a team

Working Conditions: Will often be required to work weekends and holidays.

Physical / Cognitive Activities:
This description of physical and mental activities is not intended to describe essentialjob functions. Rather, its purpose is to give the job applicant a feel for the physical and mental activities of the job to the end that an applicant with a disabllity can determine whether he or she will be able to do this job either with or without accommodations.

The major responsibilities of this position are to organize maintenance department activities and lead the golf course maintenance staff. Strong leadership and problem-solving skills will be used. This person will need to have strong speaking, reading and writing skills, for effective communication throughout the golf course.

This person will occasionally assist in carrying heavy items requiring lifting of up to 70 pounds. He or she will also spend some time moving about the golf course supervising the staff.

Compensation and Benefits:
Health, Dental, Vision and Life Insurance
Vacation Time
Professional dues covered
Uniform
Golf Privileges
Salary: $50,000
Apply online here:
https://my.peoplematter.com/arcisgolf/Hire?jobOpeningId=9838c8c7-c036-4a12-a184-a753017156ea 
Date Posted: 12/12/19

Position: Regional Sales Manager
Our ideal candidate will aggressively grow existing accounts, as well as develop new relationships with golf courses, sport fields and in the road construction industry.Shoreline supplies limestone, and sand and gravel material from various locations around Illinois, Indiana and Michigan. With over 30 years of experience, our materials meet the highest quality standards with superior customer service. Our objective is to provide customers with consistent and high quality products that will meet or exceed expectations. We strive to be unique and innovative with our products by offering creative solutions to customer requests and for setting the standard for quick responsive delivery.

Principal responsibilities:

  • Identify and cultivate new business opportunities and high-level relationships
  • Proactively seeks out new business and exhibits initiative
  • Meets with key customers on a regular basis
  • Educates, demonstrates, and trains prospective customers on existing and new product technologies, capabilities, and applications
  • Performs cold calling
  • Attends trade show exhibits, conferences, and on-site customer visits
  • Strong customer orientation with the ability to execute results with a sense of urgency
  • Responsible for managing a small office environment.  Must be a self-starter

Experienced required:

  • Proficient in MS Word, Excel, Outlook
  • Strong communication skills - verbal, listening, and written
  • Proven ability to build effective relationships with key customers
  • Knowledge of the golf course, sport fields and construction industry a plus, although not necessary
  • Punctuality and excellent time management skills
  • 5+ years in general sales experience is preferred

Benefits:

  • The position is eligible for medical benefits and 401(K).
  • Company car and cell phone allowance.
  • Salary will commensurate with experience
  • Paid Vacation/Sick time.

·         Send Resume To: 

  • ·         Mark Norville
  • ·         301 West US HWY 20
  • ·         Michigan City, IN 46360
  • ·         219.878.9991
  • ·        mark@shorelineaggregate.com
Date Posted: 12/10/19

Company: Weed Man Lawn Care
574 Wheeling Rd
Wheeling, IL 60090

Position: Operations Manager
Reports to: Brandon Burns, Owner

Job Description:

  • Leading and developing a team of 3 Service Managers and 25 Lawn Care Technicians
  • Acting as the primary information source for the team, maintaining compliance and consistency, and taking corrective action when needed with staff and procedures
  • Develop the company’s next great managers by mentoring, training, and developing teammates for career progression, performance improvement, and recognition purposes
  • Holding staff accountable through a progressive discipline process
  • Working directly with the Quality Control Manager to ensure standard work procedures are being followed by both Service Managers and Lawn Care Technicians
  • Partnering with other department heads to ensure cross-collaboration of best practice and instilling a culture of innovation
  • Developing and supporting all safety programs and OSHA compliance to ensure a safe work environment for all staff
  • Proactively identify and lead process improvement initiatives to improve customer retention
  • Upholding company Core Values throughout the Operations Department
  • Overseeing all direct expenses to ensure company financial goals are hit including payroll, product usage, and vehicle/equipment maintenance
  • Managing inventory and ensuring calibration goals are executed by your team
  • Interviewing and onboarding new employees with a commitment to creating a “World Class First Day” experience
  • Manage and direct the service department to meet and exceed customer service requirements for new and existing Customers
  • Develop and implement on-going programs and training necessary to ensure that all technicians and service managers are aligned with the goals of the department
  • Plan production routes for each work day and allocate work appropriately so as to ensure round deadlines are met
  • Provide a friendly, clean, well maintained state-of-the-art facility for staff
  • Perform other related duties as required to meet the goals of the company

Basic Qualifications: 

  • Must be a dynamic leader
  • Must be able to obtain Illinois Pesticide Applicator’s License within 90 days
  • Must possess excellent written and verbal communication skills
  • Must have a proven track record of developing and coaching

Compensation:  $70,000-$80,000 based on experience; Health, dental and vision insurance; vacation; relocation assistance; company-matched IRA; ownership opportunities

Interested applicants:  
Confidential inquiries and resumes can be emailed to brandon.burns@weedmanusa.com  

About the Weed Man Franchise System: Weed Man Lawn Care is the world’s largest franchised lawn care company.  It’s consistently ranked at or near the top of all available franchises. Most recently, Weed Man was named One of the Best Franchises to Buy in America by Forbes Magazine.  It’s been consistently ranked as the top Lawn Care franchise by Entrepreneur Magazine.  Additionally, Franchise Business Review ranked Weed Man #1 as it’s top service franchise.

About the local franchisee:  Weed Man is locally-owned and operated.  Started in 2008 out of a 1 car garage, the company has quickly grown to 4 locations: Chicago IL, Merrillville IN, Burlington WI, and Cleveland OH.  The company is routinely recognized as a top-performer by the Weed Man Franchise System winning numerous awards highlighted by the Award of Excellence- Weed Man’s top award recognizing excellence in sales, execution and customer satisfaction.  

About the Ownership Group:  Weed Man’s local ownership group consists of 4 people with a variety of experiences in the Green Industry. Both Brandon Burns and Luke McGhee come from a Golf Course Management background having worked over 25 combined years maintaining Championship level private and public golf courses throughout Chicago and Wisconsin.  Dan Davis (landscape architecture) and Michael Brown (25 years in lawn care sales management) provide a unique point of view as both were brought on as managers and then offered ownership opportunities after exceeding expectations. 

The ownership group prides itself on growing the company and developing and providing careers to like-minded individuals looking to win on a daily basis.  Due to this dedication, they have been able to more than double revenues in the past 2 years going from $2.7 million to $5.8 million.  They are always looking for the next future leaders and future expansion opportunities.
Date Posted: 11/26/19

ASSISTANT IN TRAINING
The Glencoe Golf Club is a highly regarded public golf course that strives to offer private club conditions. The AIT will work closely with the Superintendent on a daily basis as well as with the crew. The AIT will help in training and leading of crew members during day to day maintenance as well as course projects. Will gain experience in tee and bunker restoration, landscape planting, and decorative stonework. This is a FULL-TIME YEAR-ROUND POSITION WITH BENEFITS.

Educational Requirements
2-year turf grass management degree (related field) or currently enrolled in turf grass education program.
Must have ability to obtain Illinois Pesticide Operator license within one year of hire.

Experience Requirements
Applicant must have at least two years of golf course maintenance duty experience, possess a valid driver's license, and have some experience in landscape/construction. Ability to communicate in both English/Spanish is preferred but not required.

Special Requirements
This position will prepare an individual for professional success at the first assistant level. The AIT will work closely with the Superintendent in all aspects of golf course management including but not limited to water management, pesticide/fertilizer calibration and application, irrigation maintenance and repair, equipment operation, and managing crews on daily assignments. Candidates must possess the fundamentals of golf course maintenance and have the desire to learn the necessary skills to become a golf course superintendent. We are searching for an individual that is extremely driven, eager to learn, and willing to put in the time in order to gain the experience necessary to succeed. We will train the Assistant in Training in all facets of golf course management and provide them with the necessary tools to be successful.            

Job Benefits
Full time year-round hourly position includes Blue Cross Blue Shield medical insurance; dental and eye insurance. IMRF pension. Overtime, uniforms provided, golf practice/playing privileges.

It is the policy and practice of the Village to hire, promote, and compensate employees, and to administer all employment practices in accordance with applicable law, without regard to race, color, sex, sexual orientation, age, marital status, religious affiliation, veteran status, national origin, disability, or any other protected category. Furthermore, if you believe that you need a reasonable accommodation in order to apply for a job or complete an application, please notify the Assistant Village Manager. 

Salary
Compensation is competitive and will be based on experience. Full-time year-round position with benefits.

Job Application Instructions
Submit resume and cover letter to Dave Arden, Head Superintendent
Employment@glencoegolfclub.com
Date Posted: 11/26/19

Positions: Assistant In Training and Internship
Westmoreland Country Club 

2601 Old Glenview Road
Wilmette, IL
Assistant In Training job description
Internship job description
Date Posted: 11/18/19

Position Title: Deerpath Golf Course Mechanic   

Job Location:   Deerpath Golf Course 500 W. Deerpath Rd. Lake Forest, IL 60045              
Start Date: When filled                                   
Reports to: Kyle Wiebenga, Golf Course Superintendent                              
Send Applications to: kwiebenga@kempersports.com         
                                    

Property Description:
Deerpath Golf Course is an 18-hole, par-70 public golf course in Lake Forest, IL that measures over 6200 yards in length. At 120 acres, this course demands accuracy with large, mature trees, tight fairways, and small greens. The naturalized prairie areas, meandering stream, and newly built comfort station enhance the overall golf experience. The driving range and short game facilities make Deerpath Golf Course a premier public facility along the North Shore.  Deerpath Golf Course is in the third phase of a multi-million-dollar renovation.  Deerpath has added a new banquet patio, facility drainage, continuous cart paths, 45 new lithium golf carts and comfort station.  

Position Summary:
Under general supervision, the Mechanic repairs all equipment associated with the course maintenance department. Responsibilities also include planning and implementing a preventative maintenance schedule for equipment; training staff in safe use, proper care and maintenance of assigned equipment; and advising the Superintendent regarding major equipment failures and/or replacement needs.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Inspect equipment for operating deficiencies; repair and adjust equipment as needed.
  • Lubricate and service all course maintenance equipment as necessary.
  • Maintain service, repair and usage records on all equipment.
  • Establish safety procedures and maintain safety records for equipment operation.
  • Demonstrate to staff the use of new equipment; train in safe operation, proper care and maintenance of assigned equipment.
  • Plan and implement a preventative maintenance schedule for equipment.
  • Advise the Superintendent regarding major equipment failures and/or replacement needs.
  • Perform general overhauls for equipment as needed.
  • Perform duties and aid in ad hoc projects.

Qualifications:

  • High school, college degree, required or preferred.
  • 1-year experience with golf course equipment repair or auto repair.
  • Valid driver’s license. Driving record meeting Company safety policies and guidelines.
  • Demonstrated ability to repair golf course equipment.
  • Demonstrated quality verbal and interpersonal communication skills.
  • Ability to analyze and solve problems; efficiently handle multiple duties under pressure with minimal supervision; work flexible hours as required including weekends.
  • Positive attitude, professional manner and appearance in all situations.

Supervises:  Seasonal employees and other staff using maintenance equipment.
Classification:  Full-time, Salaried position     
KemperSports Management is an Equal Opportunity Employer
Date Posted: 11/14/19

Growing Solutions is seeking a Service Technician / Delivery Driver. Candidate must be looking for a long-term position with opportunity for advancement within the company!

Responsibilities:

  • Service/Install irrigation injection equipment
  • Deliver products to customer locations in a timely manner
  • Some travel required
  • Load and unload vehicle/truck
  • Inspect and monitor delivery vehicle
  • Maintain accurate inventory of packages and materials

Qualifications:

  • Plumbing/electrical experience preferred
  • Experience in delivery driving, customer service, or other related fields
  • Clean driving record
  • Ability to handle physical workload/lift 50+lbs.
  • Deadline-oriented

Growing Solutions a family owned business that is rapidly growing with great opportunity for advancement and very little employee turnover.

About Growing Solutions Inc:  Growing Solutions works primarily within the golf, nursery and commercial turf industries.  We manufacture and distribute our own unique product called pHirst Water Amendment that is used to treat irrigation water pH and bicarbonate control for hundreds of golf courses and nurseries nationwide. The owner has been in the turf industry for the last 28 years and has specialized in irrigation water treatment for the last 20 years.  Our website www.YourGrowingSolutions.com

Contact:
Tiana Froling
General Manager
Growing Solutions, Inc.
815-462-1300
tiana@yourgrowingsolutions.com
Date Posted: 11/14/19

Assistant Golf Course Superintendent
Glen Oak Country Club
View details here.
Date Posted: 10/17/19

Assistant Superintendent
Glencoe Golf Club
Village of Glencoe
621 Westley Road, Glencoe, IL 60022

Educational Requirements: Two to four-year degree in Turfgrass Management or related field.
Qualified candidates will have the following:

  • Three years of experience in turfgrass maintenance and daily golf course operations in a supervisory role
  • Ability to obtain an IL pesticide applicator license
  • Capital experience with irrigation and drainage projects; landscape and hardscape project experience a plus
  • Ability to train/supervise/schedule a crew of up to 15 in a safe and efficient manner
  • Mechanical ability to assist with equipment in the off season
  • Cool season turf grass experience with poa annua and bent grass varieties
  • Ability to manage the course and grounds in the absence of the Superintendent
  • A desire to advance within the turfgrass industry
  • Strong attention to detail, passion for excellence, professional manner and a great attitude
  • Spanish speaking preferred but not required

Requirements:

  • To help ensure our employees' safety, we conduct background checks, pre-employment physicals and are a drug-free workplace.
  • EOE
  • Ability and willingness to work long hours; days, evenings, weekends and holidays as demanded by business cycles. Subject to inside and outside environmental conditions.
  • Calibrate and perform applications of pesticides, fertilizers, and seed; including the proper documentation of all applications, and the safe handling and storage of all pesticides and fertilizers
  • Supervise and participate in the set up and monitoring of irrigation system, pump station and all related duties
  • Scouting course conditions using IPM techniques
  • Mechanical ability to assist with equipment in the off season
  • Provide input on projects, budgets, staff development, employee evaluations, discipline and termination issues and wage increases, and the hiring of new employees
  • Ensures a safe and clean working environment and that all company policies and procedures are followed including compliance with government regulations
  • Assists in personnel management and evaluation, employee safety and personnel discipline
  • Assist mechanic as needed; mechanical knowledge/ability a plus
  • Performs all other related tasks as deemed necessary by management
  • Must possess valid driver’s license

 Benefits: Provided: IMRF pension, Medical, Dental, Vision, Life, Vacation/Holiday/Sick Pay, Uniforms, Dues, Golf Privileges. Section 125 Pre-Tax elections, Flexible Spending and 457 Plan also offered.  Salary Range $45,000-$54,000 DOE

Contact:
Stella Nanos
General Manager, Glencoe Golf Club
email:
stellan@glencoegolfclub.com 
Date Poste: 10/2/19

Employment Announcement
Golf Course Mechanic
Wilmette Golf Club Wilmette, IL

The Wilmette Golf Club was originally designed by Joseph Roseman and opened in 1922. It has been owned and operated by the Wilmette Park District since November of 1972. The Wilmette Park District oversees 300 acres of parks and facilities including Lake Michigan beach front, ice rinks, tennis, paddle courts, aquatic center, fitness center, and all related programs, camps, and activities.

Qualifications
The Wilmette Golf Club is seeking an enthusiastic and dedicated team member who is willing to embrace all aspects of golf maintenance to enhance today’s golf experience. The ideal candidate will be motivated, resourceful, and innovative with a proven track record of driving results. Candidates should be able to demonstrate their ability to adapt and problem solve while also successfully exercising independent thinking skills.

  • Three to five years of experience as an Equipment Technician or Assistant Equipment Technician
  • Extensive knowledge in Hydraulic and Diesel systems
  • Proficient in the understanding of electrical schematics and trouble shooting
  • Working knowledge of the theory and care of reel and bed knife grinding preferred
  • Demonstrated strong written, verbal, interpersonal & communication skills
  • Embraces daily use of technology and the ability to evolve with modern day practices
  • Excellent attitude with a bias towards action

Why Work at Wilmette?
The Wilmette Park District continues to be dedicated to the future of golf and the maintenance operation. Our facility recently acquired a new fleet of mowing equipment including new greens mowers, tee mowers, and fairway mowers. The shop is outfitted with a lift and modern day automated grinding equipment. Our vision is to progressively elevate golfing conditions and the golf experience while also maintaining facilities that rival our neighboring public and private clubs. Our vision for the Wilmette Golf Club begins with a well-managed shop.

Duties include but are not limited to:

  • Oversees and manages the entire maintenance shop operation
  • Maintain the fleet of equipment and all related cutting units in a manner that meets modern day golfing expectations
  • Develop and implement a preventive maintenance/ repairs schedule for all related tools, vehicles, and equipment
  • Responsible for ordering and purchasing of all parts and equipment
  • Organize and update a detailed equipment/fleet inventory and capital replacement schedule
  • Manage and monitor equipment supplies and repairs budgets
  • Work with Golf Course Superintendent in developing annual operating and capital budgets

Compensation and Benefits:

  • Annual compensation, negotiable depending on experience
  • Health, Dental, and Life Insurance
  • Participation in Illinois Municipal Retirement Fund (IMRF)
  • Annual vacation and sick time
  • Professional membership association dues covered
  • The park district provides a comprehensive benefits package including access to all park district amenities and programs for you and your family

The Equipment Technician will Report Directly To: Nick Marfise, Golf Course Superintendent
Please Email Your Professional Paper Work To:
Liz Cox
Human Resources and Risk Manager
Wilmette Park District
lcox@wilpark.org
Date Posted: 9/13/19




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