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Irrigation Technician


History

 Orchard Park Country Club was founded in 1916 originally as Park Country Club in Orchard Park.  Park Country Club then built another course in the current location in Williamsville.  In 1946 the members in Orchard Park leased the golf course from Park Country Club for 5 years and later purchased.  It was renamed Orchard Park Country Club.  Orchard Park Country Club has 4 tennis courts, one swimming pool, and a clubhouse. 

 The original golf course was designed by Walter Travis.  The original layout stayed intact until 1994 when 2 holes were built, 1 renovated, and 2 holes removed (#17 & #18).  The project was done to move the practice facility near the Proshop/Clubhouse for accessibility.  In 2000 #18 was renovated and in 2013 all the bunkers were renovated along with 2 major green expansions.  In 2014-15 OPCC built a new state of the art 1000 sq. ft. 1500 GPM MCI pumphouse complete with irrigation parts storage and workspace.  In 2018 #1 green was rebuilt to USGA specifications.

 OPCC is currently working on a Clubhouse Expansion Project.  Any projects on the golf course are from a Golf Course Master Plan that was designed in 2004.  Most items have been completed except some upgrades to the Grounds Department facilities and a new irrigation system.  Beginning in August of 2022, we will be installing a new Toro Irrigation System with Leibold Irrigation, Inc.  The system was designed by Tim Fredericks of Fredericks Mcguire Ltd., which also designed the pumphouse.  The irrigations system was designed with future golf course improvements in mind. 

 

Job Duties:  In 2022 the job will be lean heavily on the irrigation side working with our Irrigation Tech and Leibold Irrigation, Inc.  But it will be a full-time position and working in the winter in the shop, removing trees, and performing snow removal.

 

Assistant Irrigation Technician Duties:

Repair Irrigation

Locate irrigation pipe, wires, and drainage prior to new irrigation installation

Maintain irrigation parts inventory & pumphouse/workspace

Hand watering and syringing

 

Spray Technician Duties:

Apply pesticides and fertilizers

Maintain applicator equipment and storage area

Maintain proper records of applications

Must possess applicator license or work towards completing course training and working as an apprentice under our Certified Applicators

 

Regular Duties as needed:

Mowing, trimming, and maintaining playing surfaces

Bunker Maintenance

Drainage

Operating equipment in a proficient and safe manner

Work hours will be 38-44 hours per week minimum with weekend availability

Perform winter equipment maintenance as directed by Equipment Manager

Snow Removal

All other duties necessary to meet member expectations

Educational Requirements

High School Diploma or Equivalent, Turfgrass degree preferred

Experience Requirements

2-3 years of golf course experience is preferred.

Special Requirements

Special Requirements:

·         Self-motivated, Trustworthy, Energetic

·         Strong observational skills, Attention to detail

·         Appreciation for the game of golf

·         Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs to waist height

·         Frequent bending, kneeling, turning

·         Must be able to stand for extended periods

·         Repetitive motion is required

·         Operate golf carts and other equipment in a safe manner

Job Benefits

Golfing privileges, Uniforms, 401(k) after one year with 2% Club Match, Health Insurance available after 60 days, Vacation and Personal after 1 year.

Date Job is Available

Salary

$16-$18/hr or DOE, this is a full-time year-around position

Job Application Instructions

Please send Cover Letter and Resume to Robert Kelly, CGCS at bob@orchardparkcc.com


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