Phil Vineyard, 15503 Shelbyville Rd, Louisville, Kentucky, 40245,
Valhalla Golf Club
Job Title: SPRAY TECHNICIAN
Department: Golf Course Maintenance Operations
Reports to: Lead Superintendent
FLSA Status: Non-Exempt
Performs chemical applications on golf course properties. Responsible for reading, understanding and keeping current with the Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). Also responsible for compiling preliminary reports of pesticide usage for the Golf Course Superintendent and Director of Agronomy.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES include the following: Other duties may be assigned.
Spray prescribed amounts of fertilizer, insecticides, herbicides and fungicides, using hoses and truck mounted tank, taking care not to injure turf or shrubs.
Fills sprayer tank with chemicals and water according to formula, using hose or pump. Pull spray hose from truck-mounted reel, turn knob, press lever, and point nozzle selected according to site characteristics, such as type of infestation, wind direction and velocity, and terrain. May use portable spray equipment.
Calibrate spray equipment as required.
Assist course superintendents in planning current and long-range spray programs.
Maintain daily spray records.
Maintain proper chemical inventory.
Responsible for the direct preventive maintenance of all equipment associated with the task of spraying.
Read, understand and keep current with all Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS).
Maintain chemical storage and mixing areas in compliance with county, state and federal regulations.
Responsible for the safety of all helpers.
Perform routine safety inspections on all spraying equipment.
Follow label instructions and wear proper safety equipment.
Effective operation of all maintenance equipment as required.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE
High school education preferred with college education in a related field a plus and or up to one-year related experience and/or training in course operations and the use of pesticides and fertilizers; or equivalent combination of education and experience.
The ability to read and comprehend technical instructions, short correspondence, and memos. The ability to write simple correspondence. The ability to effectively present information in one-on-one and small group situations to customers, clients, and other employees of the organization.
The ability to calibrate correctly and to reasonably track applications. Must be able to correctly determine quantities and amounts for use and documentation purposes and be able to apply these skills to given areas.
The ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out complex instructions. The ability to deal with standardized situations with occasional variables.
CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS
Valid Kentucky Driver’s License
Mandatory Kentucky Pesticide License within 6 months of hiring.
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. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand; walk; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee is occasionally required to sit. The employee must frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and the ability to adjust focus.
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; moving mechanical parts; high, precarious places; fumes or airborne particles; toxic or caustic chemicals; outside weather conditions; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually loud.
Facility orientation, hazard awareness and property tour will be provided prior to any initial on course activity.
Expectations and performance requirements will be clearly set during this period.
The employee will be provided with the training, tools and follow up to perform job duties as required. Training will be documented in an effort to describe the individual accomplishments and level of success for each operation.
This training will come in the form of video tapes, field training, shop area training and staff meeting attendance.
The employee will be informed of onsite hazards and the properties concern for staff welfare and protection. Personal Protective Equipment will be provided and documented as required for the position.
Working weekends will be a requirement of the position per work schedule. Overtime and odd hours may be required during season with prior notification. Overtime is a general condition of working at the facility of between 4 and 8 hours weekly.
I HAVE READ MY JOB DESCRIPTION AND QUALIFICATIONS. I UNDERSTAND THE INFORMATION CONTAINED IN THE JOB DESCRIPTION. I FURTHER UNDERSTAND THAT THIS JOB IS NOT INTENDED AND SHOULD NOT BE CONSTRUED AS AN EXHAUSTIVE LIST OF ALL THE RESPONSIBILITIES, SKILLS, EFFORTS OR WORKING CONDITIONS ASSOCIATED WITH MY JOB. I MAY BE REQUIRED TO PERFORM ADDITIONAL TASKS NECESSARY TO MEET STANDARDS OR CARE AND SERVICE. THIS JOB DESCRIPTION AND QUALIFICATIONS ARE INTENDED TO BE AN ACCURATE REFLECTION OF THE PRINCIPAL JOB ELEMENTS ESSENTIAL FOR MAKING FAIR DECISIONS.
401k and Pension after 1 year of employment
Meals Tuesday - Friday
Health, Dental, Vision insurance
Date Job is Available
$16-18 per hour
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