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Spray/Applications Technician

Full-time

Gulfstream Park is South Florida's home for Thoroughbred horse racing and entertainment! We combine sports and wagering with live shows, dining, casino gaming,, shopping, lifestyle-oriented recreation and leisure activities.  Home to the Pegasus World Cup and the Florida Derby, Gulfstream Park is renowned among racing enthusiasts from around the world. 

Join our team! Gulfstream Park is currently seeking a Pesticide and Fertility Technician to work year-round in beautiful Hallandale Beach, Florida.

Job Summary: Pesticide and Fertility applicator for turf surfaces in all aspects of the maintenance and care of the racing turf ground areas for both Gulfstream Park and Palm Meadows Training Center.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

  • Handle all applications of Pesticides and Fertilizers on both Gulfstream Park and Palm Meadows Turf surfaces
  • Run and operate all turf equipment such as reel and rotary mowers, aerators, tractors, backhoes and skip loaders
  • Perform any number of turf related jobs
  • Calibrate specialized equipment for spray and granular applications, both dry and liquid fertilizers
  • Help with irrigation and tamping divots after each race
  • Work a varied schedule including weekends, evenings, and holidays during the racing season
  • Perform a variety of physically demanding labor on a routine basis and in compliance with all safety standards

Qualifications 

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. 

  • Requires a high school diploma. An advanced degree is preferred.
  • Valid driver’s license required.
  • Demonstrates expertise in racetrack maintenance, equipment standards, and environmental factors and applies the correct concepts, practices, and procedures to ensure maximum efficiency.
  • Previous Pesticide and Fertility work in Golf or Sports Turf industry preferred. 
  • License to apply restricted use of pesticides is preferred, but not required.
  • Computer skills to include effective working knowledge of Microsoft Office Products. 
  • Strong written and oral communication skills required.
  • Must be tolerant to outside work in extreme weather conditions, chemicals, heat, and humidity, which may often contain dust and debris.
  • Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.

 

 

Educational Requirements

High School Diploma. Advanced degree preferred but not required.

Knowledge of the use of pesticides and fertilizers on turf surfaces, golf course, or other athletic fields.

Experience Requirements

Prior experience in use of pesticides on turf surfaces.

Special Requirements

Will need to attain a State of Florida PMW license. Gulfstream will assist with this process.

Pesticide Applicator License is NOT REQUIRED for this position.

Must pass a background check.

Must have a valid Florida Driver's License

Must work a varied schedule with long shifts during primary maintenance season

Job Benefits

  • Health Insurance: Medical, Dental, Vision
  • Life Insurance; Short and Long term disability insurance
  • Paid time off: Vacation, Sick and Holidays
  • 401k Retirement plan with company match
  • Educational and Professional Certifications assistance

Date Job is Available

Salary

$16 to $20 per hour

Overtime: Yes

Job Application Instructions

Apply online or mail resume to hr@gulfstreampark.com


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