Irrigation Technician/Specialist - Full Time w/ Benefits
Glacier Management Associates
Location: Durango, Colorado
Type: Full Time
Salary: $52,000 - $55,000 DOE
OVERVIEW: The Irrigation Specialist, under the supervision of the Assistant Golf Course Superintendent (AGCS), is responsible for the complete operation and maintenance of the golf course irrigation system and its properties. This person will offer expertise and aid in maintenance of landscape irrigation systems where needed. This position is considered an Essential position and is required to be on-site during emergency events as designated by Glacier management in accordance with handbook procedures. This position requires a can-do attitude with the ability to strategically problem solve.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES: 1. Assists AGCS in the programming, operation and maintenance of the central irrigation computer system and applicable satellites. 2. Conducts morning evaluation of golf course irrigation, including pump station checks to determine previous irrigation cycle success. 3. Records daily water usage from pump stations for comparison and logs. 4. Evaluates proper operation of all pump stations and communicates with AGCS as to required work and preventative maintenance. 5. Maintains and repairs the installed golf course irrigation system, including heads, pipe, valves, wire, etc. 6. Supervises and participates in additional irrigation installations and drainage projects. 7. Conducts winterization and start-up of irrigation system and pump stations. 8. Works with Water Plant operators to ensure adequate allocation of water needs and aesthetic quality of all ponds on property. 9. Supervises and directs a changing labor force when needed (i.e. hand watering, installations, etc.). 10. Communicates with AGCS to schedule manpower and resources with regards to irrigation needs. 11. Advises on other irrigation systems on site (clubhouse, landscape, domestic, etc.). 12. Keeps inventory of all irrigation parts, fittings, and accessories. 13. Operates specialized equipment, such as trencher, skid steer, and backhoe. 14. Reports any irregularities in course turf quality to AGCS. 15. Participates in snow removal activities including scheduling, procedures, cleanup, preparation, and implementation.
QUALIFICATIONS: 1. High school diploma or equivalent is required. 2. Physical activity is moderate to demanding and will require bending, kneeling, and lifting. 3. Must be able to lift and carry up to 70 pounds. 4. Must be able to use hand and power tools, such as a shovel or a chainsaw. 5. Must be able to walk the golf course, hand dig holes or trenches with a shovel, and sit on and operate golf carts, utility vehicles, tractors, and mowers. 6. Intermediate math skills for calculating data figures important to golf course and irrigation systems maintenance. 7. Read, write, and verbally communicate with various stakeholders. 8. Must use a high level of concentration because of the danger of equipment used for testing electricity and pressurized systems. 9. Working knowledge of basic electricity and hydraulics related to an irrigation system. 10. Basic understanding of agronomy and turf grass science. 11. Understanding of the game of golf and preparation techniques for play. 12. Ability to operate light and medium duty equipment. 13. Record keeping and basic computer skills. 14. 3 years golf course maintenance and irrigation experience. 15. Valid driver’s license.
Glacier is a 1100-acre resort property facilities include: Two 18-hole golf courses, golf practice facility, two clubhouses, fitness center, three pools, two hot tubs, tennis center with three courts, courtside grill, snack shop and four comfort stations.
Located just a 25 minute drive from Durango’s North Main District in an otherworldly corner of Southwest Colorado, Glacier is a thriving private community where each story is shaped by endless possibilities, adventurous outdoor lifestyles and heart-felt moments in nature.
At Glacier, we welcome all passionate, honest, and service-driven people to become part of our incredible team that brings this community to life. We are committed to actively fostering a positive and inclusive work culture for our employees, along with offering exceptional benefits and perks:
Competitive pay, full benefits package (for full-time employees only), and 401K option
Access to fitness center
Valley Course golf play in the summer
Day ski passes in winter
Discounted food at Clubhouse and Mineshaft
Golf Shop discounts
Use of tennis facility
Beautiful office surroundings
Medical Coverage (Medical, Dental, Vision)