Operator 3, Golf Maintenance

J.F. Shea Peoria, AZ
POSITION OVERVIEW:

The Operator 3 is a member of the Golf Course Maintenance Team, and works with all equipment and tools used in golf course maintenance, including fertilizer applications. The Operator 3 is a very experienced operator and assists in training operators and offers insight to less experienced team members about their job assignments. This position reports to the Assistant Superintendent and takes direction from the Superintendent, First Assistant Superintendent, Second Assistant Superintendent, and the Crew Foreman.

KEY RESPONSIBILITIES:

* Performs duties assigned to Operator 1 and 2, such as bunker raking, green and tee mowing, and hand mowing, in addition to operating riding machine equipment, including triplex units, small and large rough machines, fairway machines, approach machines, and rollers.

* Operates specialty equipment, including aerifiers, slicers, rollers, sweepers, vertical mowers, vacuums, topdressers, spray equipment, spreaders, sod cutters, car path edging implements, and drag mats.

* Understands the application process of fertilizer and other spreading operations.

* Work in a safe manner and use all personal protective equipment (safety gear) assigned.

* Be aware of safety requirements and report unsafe conditions or accidents to supervisor.

* Train operators and offer insight to less experienced team members about assignments.

* Lead by setting a good example for other operators.

* Communicate daily with supervisors to report challenges about work tasks, concerns about the golf course, or maintenance suggestions to improve efficiency.

* Perform daily vehicle refueling and reloading of materials.

* Maintain and clean all equipment daily and report equipment issues to mechanic or supervisor.

* Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned

PERSONAL ATTRIBUTES:

* Must be highly customer oriented and responsive with high need for closure.

* Able to work under pressure and balance multiple priorities and assignments.

* Strong team-building skills including the ability to lead, cooperate, and motivate.

* Must be role model and able to live our BlueStar core values:

* Honesty and Integrity

* Respect for the Individual

* Teamwork

* Competitive Spirit

MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS / QUALIFICATIONS / SKILLS:

* High School diploma or equivalent preferred.

* Minimum of two years' year golf maintenance experience preferred.

* Document knowledge of golf maintenance with references and work history.

* Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.

* Enjoys the game of golf and understands the need for attention to quality in daily maintenance to create optimal playing conditions.

* Completed training for irrigation equipment.

* Ability to read, analyze, and interpret reports, plans, labels, Safety Data Sheets (SDS), and regulatory documents.

* Demonstrate confidence—ability to perform all golf course maintenance duties performed by Operators, without supervision.

* Demonstrate proper hand and power equipment operation, including clean up.

* Demonstrate mastery of all hand and power equipment, such as mechanical rakes, reel and rotary walk mowers, hover mower, hedge trimmers, line trimmers, hand and turbine blowers, weed eaters, hand rakes and mechanical bunker rakes, and other hand tools (loppers, pruners, rakes, shovels, etc.), as well as ability to operate riding machine equipment, such as triplex units, small and large rough machines, fairway machines, approach machines, and rollers.

* Maintain quality work; must not have a score below 'commendable' on the STAR review; demonstrates mastery of Operator 1, 2, and 3 skills that reflect a level of confidence with supervisors.

* Train and mentor Operator 1 and 2 employees; manages special projects.

* Ability to lead by example by taking a proactive position to all issues concerning golf course maintenance and the Operator Team.

* Ability to work independently.

* Ability to communicate positively and effectively with team members and supervisors about job tasks and responsibilities.Contribute to a productive work environment by maintaining a good attitude with coworkers and the public.

* Must demonstrate initiative—ability to think, work, and make independent decisions, based on sound judgment.

* Must be willing to accept responsibility for tasks, actions, and decisions.

* Must be able to consistently achieve high work standards; attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness a must.

* Must be comfortable working in a fast-paced environment where continuous improvement is expected.

* This position requires a flexible schedule to include evenings and weekend.

* Valid driver's license may be required to operate some vehicles.

WORK ENVIRONMENT:

This position works in an outdoor environment.

* There may be frequent exposure to moving mechanical parts and outdoor weather conditions.

* Outdoor environments may require variable terrain while carrying equipment and navigating typical golf course obstacles, including, but not limited to, water, plants, and the natural landscape. The employee may be exposed to hazards including, but not limited to, cuts, slipping, tripping, and falls.

* The employee is occasionally exposed to Arizona desert wildlife such as snakes, scorpions, spiders, bobcats, javelinas, etc.

* There may be occasional exposure to precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration.

* The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can vary depending on the equipment or machines used.

* Employees are required to wear all assigned personal protective equipment.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS:

The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

* This position may be very active and may require standing and walking for the duration of a shift, sitting and driving, lifting, pushing, digging, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, climbing, using hands to fingers, touching and holding, and reaching with hands and arms; regularly required to speak and hear.

* The employee must be able to lift and/or move items up to 50 pounds.

* Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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