Westfield Insurance
Grounds Tech II - North Golf Course
At a glance
Location: US-OH-Westfield Center Map
Posted: 08/12/2017
Closing: 09/11/2017
Degree: Not Specified
Type: Full-Time
Experience: Not Specified
Westfield Insurance
Job description
We're an insurance company. With two golf courses. A conference center. And an inn. And we're looking for smart, prompt and courteous team players. Join a team where you can learn new things and meet interesting people. It's an exciting place to work with great benefits! Westfield Insurance has been around since 1848 and has a long-standing reputation for helping customers and the communities we serve. To learn more about Westfield and the opportunities available, please visit us at http://www.westfieldinsurance.com/. Grounds Technician 2 Job Summary
  • $11.78 an hour
  • 32 hours per week yearly average
  • Benefits eligible
The Ground Technician 2 participates in all aspects of grounds care programs at facilities and golf courses located on the Westfield Center campus. Responsible for reporting deficiencies of turf, ornamentals, plant care, hardscape, equipment operation and other potential problems to Grounds Operation Leader and/or Course Leadership. Assists in developing and executing plans/actions to resolve all grounds issues. Operates and performs maintenance/repairs to grounds equipment as necessary. Performs maintenance, troubleshooting, installation, and programming of irrigation systems. Essential Functions (primary functions and/or reasons the job exists in order of importance)
  1. Maintains turf and landscape by applying knowledge and experience in performing all assigned grounds/course tasks. Operates a variety of equipment and tools including but not limited to golf carts, mowers, utility vehicles, tractors, bunker rakes, pruning equipment, rollers, aerators, top-dressers, string-line trimmers, blowers and sweepers. Operates pruning equipment to maintain trees and shrubs utilizing selective and formal pruning methods to maintain health and vigor of plants.
  2. Applies fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides if a licensed pesticide operator or under the direction of a licensed pesticide operator. Documents and records such pesticide applications per ODA standards.
  3. Participates in annual and perennial landscape and bed installation, maintenance, and transplanting including flowers, trees, shrubs, aquatic vegetation and naturalized areas. Maintains health and vigor of plants. As applicable, takes direction from Horticulturalist.
  4. Performs duties associated with installation, maintenance and repair of drainage and irrigation systems. Performs programming and monitoring of irrigation systems to achieve plant care that meets the department standards.
  5. Performs maintenance and repairs of grounds care equipment. As applicable, works under the direction of Equipment Technician.
  6. Operates heavy equipment such as backhoe, trencher and skid steer.
  7. Provides operational guidance and support for other Grounds Technicians, including part-time and seasonal team members. Provides training and shares knowledge regarding proper, procedures and processes, equipment usage, day-to-day operations, and OSHA and group safety compliance matters.
  8. As directed, performs daily course setup such as changing cups and tee service.
  9. May be required to participate with snow removal operations. Operates necessary equipment for snow and ice removal. Available to be on call 24/7 during winter months.
  10. Complies with OSHA and Westfield Group safety requirements and other required training by Westfield Group.
  11. Achieves the high standards of quality, production, cooperation, and service set by Westfield Group for our employees, guests and customers.
Desired Qualifications/Experience/Certification/Education (in order of importance)
  1. A valid driver's license and a driving record that conforms to company standards.
  2. Must be 18 years old to operate heavy equipment/snow removal equipment and/or work in General Services Unit.
  3. 3 Years of previous commercial landscaping or related experience including ability to operate maintenance and landscaping equipment.
  4. 3 years of experience in mechanical repair and maintenance of grounds care equipment.
  5. Ability to effectively communicate and receive instructions from leader, co-workers, and customers both verbally and in writing.
  6. High School Diploma, GED or commensurate experience.
Physical Requirements (specific to the role) The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Ability to understand verbal instructions and read work orders and schedules.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to maintain movement, bend, reach, lift and carry 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work outside and tolerate extreme weather conditions.
  • Ability to be on call during the winter months for snow removal
  • Ability to operate a manual transmission vehicle within the parameters of the driving policy.
  • Ability to start and operate pull-start small engines.
  • Ability to climb steps and walk over varying terrain.
  • Ability to regularly work with and handle fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a collaborative work environment utilizing various technologies such as: telephone, computer, web, voice, teleconferencing, e-mail, etc.
This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed in this role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, responsibilities, knowledge, etc. These may be subject to change and additional functions may be assigned as needed by management. We are an equal opportunity employer/minority/female/disability/protected veteran.

Grounds Tech II - North Golf Course