Golf Course Maintenance Intern

Location: Verona, NY
Deadline: May 1, 2014

The Golf Course Maintenance Intern has the opportunity to gain experience in all facets of golf course maintenance at one of the premier golf and resort destinations in the country.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Operates mowers and string trimmers in maintaining resort grounds and/or maintaining greens, aprons, tees, and fairways on Turning Stone’s golf courses.

  • Assists with seeding tees, greens and fairways; edges, rakes and maintains sand bunkers; sets tee markers and cups on greens daily; maintains ball washers; repairs, sands and seeds divots; removes debris and cleans flower beds.

  • Waters and fertilizes grounds, tees, greens and fairways, and under direct supervision of a certified applicator, sprays chemicals and fertilizer on landscaped areas.

  • Assists with tree and shrub maintenance including planting, transplanting, pruning, removing, and checking for diseases.

  • Assists with inspection of sprinkler systems and makes minor repairs as necessary.

  • Operates small hand-powered equipment and large equipment such as tractors and large mowers with constant awareness of safety standards.

  • Maintains fuel and fluid levels for all types of equipment; performs basic preventative maintenance; reports equipment problems or failure to the Mechanical Technician immediately.

  • Returns all equipment to the designated location at the maintenance facility.

  • Performs light custodial operations on grounds maintenance shops such as sweeping, mopping, washing equipment and collecting trash.

  • Installs, forms and lays walks and paths using gravel and asphalt mixes; excavates and backfills ditches and trenches with hand tools; repairs and replaces pipes on irrigation systems

  • Delivers parts back and forth to the maintenance shops as needed.

    Minimum Qualifications:

  • Currently enrolled in a turf management or related program.
  • Previous golf course experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge and understanding of chemical application/calibration.
  • Previous irrigation experience is a plus.
  • Knowledge of and ability to use large mowers, hand powered tools and equipment.
  • Understanding of the rules and strategies of the game of golf.
  • Must have the desire to advance in the turf management industry.
  • Must be available to maintain flexible schedule.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to frequently stand, walk or sit for long periods of time.

  • Must be able to frequently climb, stoop, kneel, crouch, crawl and reach.

  • Repetitive use of the hands for constant pushing, pulling, fingering and grasping in the use of equipment.

  • Must have close visual acuity in order to operate equipment.

  • Must be able to work outdoors under conditions ranging from extreme hot to extreme cold.

  • Subject to noise and electrical, mechanical, chemical and explosive hazards.

  • Ability to occasionally lift up to 75 lbs and frequently up to 20 lbs using proper lifting techniques.

Applying:

To apply please complete our on line application by visiting www.turningstone.com/careers