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Superintendent of Golf Course and Grounds Posted On:Dec 01, 2021

Name of Company: East Park London

Company Description:

ABOUT EAST PARK’S GOLF COURSE

The golf course is a 60 acre, par 62 executive-length 18 hole course designed by Robbie Robinson. The course truly boasts the finest executive layout in the area, with the best conditioned greens, surrounded by tall, beautiful mature trees. While literally anyone who loves golf can enjoy playing East Park, the course is ideal for a relaxing round with the family, a great place for shorter hitters, seniors, and newer golfers looking to learn the game in a lower pressure environment. While the accessible length enables shorter hitters to feel less intimidated, the top quality conditions of the greens and fairways ensure that even the seasoned golfer will enjoy every shot at East Park. The course also features a large, 5.5 acre, two-directional driving range with both artificial and real turf tee decks.

Position to be Filled: Superintendent of Golf Course and Grounds

Position Description:

East Park Golf in London is looking for a Superintendent of Golf Course and Grounds. The perfect candidate is an assistant superintendent looking for the opportunity to grow and take on their own course. For the right candidate, this position can be a year round or seasonal position.

IDEAL CANDIDATE PROFILE

Responsibilities include:

  • Part of senior management team reporting directly to the Owner and General Manager
  • Manages all aspects of golf course operations
  • Oversees all routine and non-routine maintenance operations throughout the property including all mowing duties, golf course set up, aesthetic clean-up duties such as blowing and trimming throughout the property, tree trimming and cleanup, set up and tear down for events including but not limited to golf tournaments and picnic functions
  • Manages and delegates duties for all staff involved in grounds maintenance. This includes golf course maintenance crew as well as “Range Crew” who oversee grounds maintenance throughout the rest of the property (range, picnic, mini-golf, water park landscaping)
  • Ensures:
    • safe environment for all employees and patrons visiting the property
    • all employees are properly trained on the safe and effective operation of mowing equipment, utility vehicles/golf carts, and other maintenance equipment
    • all employees adhere to proper equipment protocols including circle checks, oil/fluid checks, washing and greasing machines after completing jobs
    •  all employees wear proper PPE when performing their duties
  • Oversees mowing and maintenance duties of all turf areas including golf course, driving range, picnic areas, mini-golf areas, and landscaping in and around water park
  • Applies all turf care products including fertilizers, wetting agents, and pesticides as part of a comprehensive IPM program throughout the Golf Course
  • Scouts and reports signs of pests, per Ontario IPM regulations set forth by the government of Ontario
  • Maintains and repairs Rain Bird Automatic Irrigation system, and all of its parts including heads, pipes, communication wires and 50hp pump house (Freedom NB, with Stratus LT central)
  • Follows best water/irrigation management practices to ensure adequate course conditions 
  • Anticipates and reacts to seasonal/environmental changes as they relate to turf maintenance practices
  • Ensures a clean and tidy property is ready to welcome our guests to the expected standard at the start of every day including parking lots, driving range area, clubhouse area, and all water park seating and gathering areas
  • Maintains a high standard of organization in turf barn
  • Works alongside Head Mechanic and Assistant Superintendent to achieve high quality of cut from all reel and rotary cutting equipment

Expectations:

  • A quality top-end public golf course
  • Total commitment and a passion for the industry
  • Hands-on supervisor that works with the crew
  • Maintain and upgrade industry knowledge and education
  • Working hours - an average of 50 hours per week during season (March – November) and an average of 32 hours during off-season (December – February). Additional hours are expected during the season as required

Qualifications:

  • Ideally a minimum 3 years of experience in golf turf management at the level of Second Assistant/Spray Tech or higher, or at least 2 years at Assistant Superintendent level or higher
  • Completed post-secondary education in Turfgrass Management (Turf Short Course, Diploma or Bachelor's degree) or related field (Horticulture, Landscaping etc.) from a recognized institution
  • Holds Ontario Landscape Exterminator's License, or has the ability to obtain
  • Holds valid IPM certification or the ability to obtain
  • Valid G driver's license in Ontario with no conditions
  • Has a high degree of comfort with automatic irrigation systems, pump systems and electronic controls
  • Ability to scout and identify turfgrass diseases and pests easily, and determine appropriate control measures
  • Familiarity with Rain Bird irrigation an asset JOB POSTING 04 Superintendent of Golf Course and Grounds
  • Has ability to effectively manage small to medium sized crews in delegating tasks throughout the property
  • Has friendly and approachable disposition to effectively liaise between staff, patrons and senior management team
  • Communicates effectively to both management and staff through both written and verbal methods
  • Has high level of comfort with all types of turf maintenance equipment from reel mowers to rotary style mowers
  • Ability to grind, back lap and set up reel mowing heads
  • General mechanical aptitude and ability to identify and report equipment malfunctions to head mechanic
  • High degree of mechanical aptitude an asset
  • Valid Chainsaw certification an asset
  • Valid CPR/First Aid certificate an asset
  • Valid Working at Heights training an asset
  • Arborist experience or high degree of comfort in tree trimming, felling and removal an asset
  • Experience with John Deere and Toro reel mowers an asset

Compensation:

  • Competitive compensation package offered commensurate to experience with benefits package
  • For the right candidate, this position can be a year round or seasonal position

Resume Submission Deadline: Jan 20, 2022


Contact Information

Name: Alon Shatil

Position: General Manager

Name of Company: East Park Golf

Country: Canada

Province: ON

Telephone: 519 451-2950 x 299

E-mail: alon@eastparkgolf.com