Golf Maintenance Intern
Company: Wheaton Park District
Posted on: May 31, 2021
Deadline: Open until filled
Offer students working toward a degree in turf management hands
on experience in directing a crew on golf course maintenance
projects; work alongside the crew to learn the maintenance of tees,
greens, fairways, driving range, cart paths, parking lots, and the
use, repair and maintenance of motorized and other mechanical
equipment used in golf course maintenance and repair. This
internship will also allow the intern to experience other
responsibilities associated with the position of Assistant
Superintendent and assist the Superintendent of Golf Maintenance
with various tasks and projects. This internship is from Mid-March
to the end of August.
REQUIRED EDUCATION, QUALIFICATIONS, KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND
Minimum of an Associates Degree in turf management or related
field; or attending school in turf management or related field
required, with two years experience in golf course operation
preferred. Working knowledge of the golf course maintenance
practices. Understanding of characteristics and use of various
fertilizers and soil conditioners; herbicide control methods and
materials; drainage control methods; and irrigation system,
including wells, pumps, and automatic controls. Must obtain
Illinois Pesticide Operators License within 30 days from beginning
of internship. Must have good organization, verbal, and written
Attendance at work site required 6 days/week.
Effectively use and supervise all available human resources,
materials, supplies and equipment.
Assist in planning and supervising maintenance of greens, tees,
and fairways; schedules work and supervises employees and use of
Assist in pesticide application and/or operates and calibrates
pesticide application equipment; assists and participates in
operation and maintenance of pumps, and in maintenance of
irrigation and drainage systems.
Assist Superintendent with staff hiring, staff orientation,
personnel management, and employee discipline and staff performance
evaluations; may modify daily work schedule.
Assist with documentation of gas/diesel and chemical logs.
Understand and identifies turf diseases and insect pests.
Assist mechanic with equipment renovation.
Learn and demonstrate knowledge of horticultural and
Learn how to operate all equipment/vehicles to maintain
Assist in irrigation repairs as needed.
Acts as Assistant Golf Course Superintendent in his/her
Assists in coordinating, implementing, and documenting
in-service training regarding safety, equipment operation, and
standard district and facility risk management/loss control
Maintains timely two-way verbal and written communication with
immediate supervisor and Arrowhead Golf Club staff.
Motivates staff to improve work performance and minimize staff
turnover and absenteeism.
Provide a high quality of customer service in a professional
manner to the internal customer that will facilitate team building
and exceptional customer service to the external customer.
Follow the Wheaton Park District and Arrowhead policies,
procedures, and guidelines.
Contribute to a feedback rich environment.
Proactively support the V.A.L.U.E.S. (integrity, fun,
commitment, adaptability and growth, kindness, and service) on a
- Maintain good safety awareness and follow all safety guidelines
Assists in equipment specification and bid preparation.
Understands the rules and game of golf.
Attends staff meetings.
Attends in-service training.
Assists the Building Engineer upon request as schedule
Assists and facilitates snow and ice removal.
- Other duties as assigned.
REQUIRED CERTIFICATIONS, LICENSES, ETC.
Must have and maintain: valid drivers license with acceptable
driving record. Must be able to operate vehicles with manual
Must be able to: continuously move over uneven ground,
occasionally position ones self to move objects weighing up to 50
lbs. and over 50 lbs. with assistance, perform maintenance, repairs
and projects with vibrating equipment; occasionally long periods of
standing (2-3 hours); occasionally access remote natural areas.
Must be able to work long hours during peak season.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is
frequently exposed to chemicals, insects, exhaust fumes, poisonous
plants; potential toxic items; grease and oil; moving mechanical
parts; and occasional vibration. The employee is occasionally
exposed to extreme weather conditions and insects; loud noise
levels of running equipment; and slippery surfaces.
40 hrs per week
Saturday or Sunday-5am-9am
$11.00-$14.00 per hour
Wheaton Park District is an equal opportunity employer.
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