Operator 2, Golf Maintenance


The Operator 2 is a mid-level position on the Golf Course Maintenance Team, responsible for grooming the golf course. This position reports to the Assistant Superintendent, but also takes direction from the Superintendent, First Assistant Superintendent, Second Assistant Superintendent, and the Crew Foreman.


* Responsible for 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.

* Follow directions and perform tasks given under the supervision of the Foreman and Superintendents; willingness to be coached to increase knowledge within the position.

* 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.

* 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.


* 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


* High School diploma or equivalent preferred.

* One to two years' year golf maintenance experience preferred.

* Has a basic understanding of the game of golf and understands the importance of minimal distraction to players while performing the job tasks to create optimal playing conditions.

* Bilingual in English/Spanish is a plus.

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

* Demonstrate an understanding of proper bunker maintenance, pruning and landscape maintenance, and general golf course maintenance preparation work with little supervision.

* Demonstrate knowledge of proper equipment operation, including clean up.

* Demonstrate mastery of all duties and tools used by an Operator 1, 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.

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

* Willingness to learn new skills.

* 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 be willing to accept responsibility for tasks, actions, and decisions; ability to make good decisions based on sound judgement.

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

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

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


This position works in an outdoor environment.

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

* Outdoor environments may require walking while carrying equipment or driving a vehicle on variable terrain while 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.


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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