The Canadian Golf Superintendents Association has passed along the following positions now open across Canada:
Golf Superintendent, West Hills, Fredericton, N.B.
Reporting directly to the ownership group or their designate, the golf superintendent plays a key role in the overall construction and operation of the golf course.
The golf superintendent will assist in the grow-in phase and upon completion of the course, will be responsible for all phases of golf course maintenance and agronomic operations.
Oversee the care and maintenance of the turf, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees and wetlands on the facility grounds.
Oversee the proper and safe operation and maintenance of mechanical and power equipment.
Supervise and participate in the application and recording of chemical applications (fertilizers and pesticides) on the club’s grounds in compliance with all local, provincial and federal regulations.
Supervise and control all maintenance expenses associated with golf course operations, including payroll, supplies, chemicals and fertilizers.
Develop annual operating budget and plans for maintenance, capital improvement projects and capital equipment.
Manage an aggressive water usage tracking plan and irrigation systems and provide monthly reporting on retaining ponds, wells and other water source usage.
Recruit, supervise and retain maintenance staff.
Provide technical, operational and safety training for employees.
Coordinate snow removal and winter maintenance activities when necessary.
Certification in turf grass management from a recognized educational institution.
Minimum of five years’ experience as a golf superintendent or first assistant.
Hold a pesticide applicator’s licence (IPM) certification or ability to obtain same.
A working knowledge of golf facilities and construction principles, as well as previous experience in the installation of drainage, irrigation and water management systems would be an asset.
A basic knowledge of environmental issues (wetlands, lakes, streams) pertinent to golf course operations and Audubon Cooperative Sanctuary Program.
Experience in scheduling and applications of pesticides, fungicides and fertilizers.
Ability to operate and maintain all golf course construction and maintenance equipment.
Strong communications, leadership and problem solving skills.
Experience in recruiting, supervising, training, monitoring, evaluating and motivating personnel.
Knowledge of workplace hazardous materials information system (WHMIS) and Occupational Health & Safety Commission.
First aid and (CPR) certification would be an asset.
A valid driver’s licence.
Please forward a resume with cover letter by May 15 to:
Mr. Darren Hill,
Hills Bros. Realty Ltd.,
1050e Douglas Ave.,
Fax: (506) 457-0792
Equipment Technician, Granite Springs, Shad Bay, N.S.
The overall responsibility is equipment maintenance and repair of all turfgrass equipment and a cart fleet of 90 EZ Go Electric Carts.
The equipment technician oversees a comprehensive preventive maintenance program.
Inspects, diagnoses and repairs mechanical defects/failures in various golf course maintenance equipment, including diesel, electric and gasoline powered mowers, utility vehicles, golf carts and other mechanical equipment.
A positive, professional attitude, willingness to learn, and show of initiative are required.
A valid driver’s license is required.
Experience at a golf course is an asset, but not essential.
Year round employment.
Annual Golf Membership with NSGA card.
Complimentary staff meal during work hours.
Hourly wage will be based on experience.
Forward by April 29 a resume, cover letter and references to Andrew Chant, firstname.lastname@example.org.
Equipment Technician, The Rock, Minett, Ont.
The equipment manager will report to the golf course superintendent, and oversee a comprehensive equipment management program. The equipment manager will place safety as a top priority and is responsible for maintaining a clean, safe service area and maintenance building.
Inspect, diagnose and repair mechanical defects/failures in various equipment including diesel, gasoline and electrical equipment.
Hydraulic system troubleshooting and repair.
Reel sharpening, height of cut set-up and adjustment and monitoring quality of cut.
Design and fabrication of equipment.
Instruct and/or train golf course maintenance workers regarding preventive maintenance and the proper cleaning of and safe operation of equipment.
Maintain a preventive maintenance program within budget on all equipment and purchase repair parts and replacement supplies.
Keep a complete set of records for equipment and parts inventory purchases, equipment conditions, costs of repairs and preventive maintenance for all equipment.
Regulate employees’ use of equipment and, if needed, perform other duties as directed by the superintendent.
Passion, integrity and determination to be an honest and fair individual who strives to be successful in everything they do.
Excellent people management and communication skills.
Excellent computer skills.
Post-secondary mechanical training an asset.
Experience within the golf industry an asset.
Health and safety committee experience
Submit resumes via mail, e-mail or fax to:
Deni Terenzio, Golf Course Superintendent,
The Rock Golf Club,
P.O. Box 68,
Phone: (705) 765 – 0076
Fax: (705) 765-0199
Environmental Coordinator, Capilano, West Vancouver
This successful candidate will work closely with and report to the assistant superintendents and course superintendent in a full-time seasonal position, with a minimum of eight months employment. The position starts at $18.50+ DOE and offers health and welfare benefits.
Report to assistant superintendents and course superintendent.
Perform precise, safe, and timely chemical and fertilizer applications, while keeping accurate records and inventory of all products.
Work directly with the management team in the prioritization and scheduling of all applications to the golf course.
Thorough scouting of pests and pathogens on all playing surfaces.
Compose weekly environmental reports.
Aid in the supervision and training of the intern(s) and less senior staff.
Sit on the Occupational Health and Safety committee as a representative of the course and grounds department.
Maintain all components of our IPM program.
Work directly with assistant superintendents to maintain certified Audubon status and reach GEO certified status and ensure that all requirements of these programs are being met.
Attend regional seminars and networking events.
A degree or two-year diploma in a turfgrass related field from a recognized college or university.
Desire to succeed and exceed standards at an intensely-maintained golf course.
Willingness to learn and aid in implementing new programs.
Efficient with computers.
An understanding of golf and how it relates to our operation and membership.
Valid driver’s licence.
Ability to obtain a B.C. pesticide licence within first 30 days of employment.
All cover letters should be addressed to:
Capilano Golf and Country Club,
420 Southborough Drive,
West Vancouver, B.C.,
Please send by e-mail only to email@example.com.