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  • February 18, 2019 2:59 PM | Anonymous

    Assistant in Training

    Ruggles Ferry Golf Club
    Knoxville, TN

    Ruggles Ferry Golf Club is an 18-hole public golf facility located in East Tennessee, fifteen minutes from downtown Knoxville, in Strawberry Plains. The course opened in 2001 and has Dominate Bentgrass greens and Tifsport fairways.

    We are currently seeking a hands on, hardworking individual that will experience all aspects of golf course maintenance. Attention to details and a can-do attitude is very important. This job will include but is not limited to, ride mowing greens, course set up, bunker maintenance, using moisture meter on greens and hand syringing, calibrating and applying fertilizer, calibrating and spraying pesticides, irrigation repair, reel grinding and back lapping. Mechanical ability is a plus.

    Start out pay is $10 - $14/hour

    Those interested should send resume to Randall Hodge at:

  • February 13, 2019 10:03 AM | Anonymous

    Golf Course Equipment Manager

    Clarksville Country Club/Clarksville, Tn

    Golf Course:  Clarksville Country Club is an 18-hole Private Club with bentgrass- greens and 419-Bermuda tees and fairways. 

    Job Qualifications:Applicant must have experience as a head or assistant mechanic in the golf industry.  Applicant must be well versed in grinding reels along with all other reel work.

    Requirements and Expectations: 

    1.  Works directly with superintendent ordering parts and fuel; and making sure that the crew is treating equipment appropriately.
    2. Administering preventative and routine maintenance on all golf course equipment while also being able to perform maintenance out of the shop for operating issues out in the field.
    3. Applicant must have troubleshooting capabilities.
    4. Must be proficient in time management during the busy season while assuring all priorities are in order.
    5. Is accountable for any and all equipment and tools. (Tools are provided)
    6. Keeping a maintenance log on routine and other maintenance performed on equipment.
    7. Keeping all cutting equipment performing at a very high level with a routine grinding and back-lapping program.
    8. Keeping a clean and organized shop.

    Compensation and Benefits:  Salary will be based on experience. 

    There is an Insurance package with Health, Dental, and Vision along with the opportunity for every full-time employee to accrue Paid-time-off.

    Contact:  Any applicants with interest or inquiries contact Justin Browning.

    E-mail:  Jbrowning@clkcountryclub.com

    Office:  931-647-1455

    Cell:  931-472-5121

  • February 13, 2019 9:57 AM | Anonymous

    Service Technician

    Smith Turf & Irrigation – Nashville, TN

    Worksite Location: 525 Fairground Court Nashville, TN 37211 (615) 726-8811

    Nationally recognized turf equipment distributor of 93 years, seeking equipment repair technician at our Nashville, TN location. Must possess and have a working knowledge of both hydraulic and electrical diagnostics systems. Gas/diesel engine service and troubleshooting experience essential.  

    • Ability to assemble equipment while reading schematics (Greens & Fairway Mowers / Sprayers / Aerators, etc.) Golf Course / Municipal / Sports Fields type Equipment. 
    • Reel Grinding experience beneficial. Repair & working knowledge of reel type mowers is ideal.
    • Part Smart viewing and look up.

    Highly competitive compensation package.

    Must have your own basic tools. Company provides specialty tools & testing equipment.

    For immediate consideration, please email resume to: Christine.Schmid@smithturf.com

  • February 11, 2019 2:39 PM | Anonymous


    Apply on-line at: www.franklintn.gov/jobs

    Deadline to apply: 02/14/2019

    SALARY: $16.44 - $17.90/ hourly

    Purpose of Job

    Assist the Crew Chief by being responsible for repairing and maintaining safe playing surfaces and its surrounding components for baseball, softball, football and multipurpose fields by performing daily turf, dirt and water management; timely fertility and cultural practices; game preparation techniques and short and long-term maintenance planning.  Responsibilities also include 10- disc golf course, basketball courts and tennis courts.

    Must be able to work holidays, weekends and nights during sporting/special events.

    Essential Job Duties 

    Turf maintenance: 

    • Properly manages and maintains turf on all athletic fields within the Parks and Recreation Department grounds.
    • Mows, trims, edges, fertilizes, sods, aerates, and irrigates turf using commercial grade equipment.
    • Maintains, repairs and installs irrigation systems on athletic fields. Assist in controlling the entire irrigation system that includes, but is not limited to, proper water management of the playing surface and outside landscape, periodic maintenance checks, repairing of leaking lines or valves, and winterization.
    • Paints outfield foul lines, numbers, and logos on all athletic fields.
    • Performs general maintenance as necessary to keep machinery, equipment and tools in operable condition.

    Infield maintenance

    • Properly maintains infields on all athletic fields within the Parks and Recreation Department grounds.
    • Drags, rakes, conditions, and replenishes materials as needed to maintain infields.
    • Prepares fields for games by grooming field, chalking base path foul lines and marking coaching boxes.
    • Builds and maintains all bases, mounds and other field necessities.
    • Responsible for coordination and execution of infield tarps on daily basis and during tournaments.                           

    Job Requirements:

    Education and Experience: The required knowledge, skill, and abilities to satisfactorily perform job duties are normally acquired through obtaining an associate’s degree (A.A.) or equivalent from a two-year college or technical school; or one to two year related experience, or an equivalent combination of education and experience in turfgrass management. 

    Required Certifications/Licenses:

    A Tennessee Department of Agriculture Certified Pesticide Applicators License for C03 is required for this job. (Must be obtained within 6 months)

    TN Driver’s License

    CPR Certification (Must be obtained within 6 months)

    EOE/Drug Free Workplace

  • February 11, 2019 2:30 PM | Anonymous

    Spray Technician Supervisor / Assistant in Training

    Posting Date Feb 01, 2019
    Job Number 19000BPM
    Location Gaylord Springs Golf Course, Nashville, Tennessee

    Brand Gaylord Hotels
    Schedule Full-time
    Position Type Non-Management/Hourly

    Job Summary

    Perform all necessary pesticide and fertilizer applications on golf course and landscape areas following pre-determined schedules and special requests. Verify that all pesticides are applied according to label directions and that safety precautions are followed. Comply with all guidelines of state and federal statues and in such a manner as to pose the least possible risks to the employees, guests, and the environment. Maintain true and accurate records of inspections, locations, amounts and types of pest control materials utilized in the course of assigned tasks. Maintain pesticide inventory records. Maintain chemical room in a neat and orderly fashion. Supervise and train landscapers on routine golf course maintenance tasks. Monitor all pest levels and thresholds. Perform routine golf course maintenance tasks as need, including moving fairways, changing holes, and mowing greens. Assist management in hiring, training, scheduling, evaluating, counseling, disciplining, and motivating and coaching employees; and serve as a role model and first point of contact of the Guarantee of Fair Treatment/Open Door Policy process. Provide assistance to coworkers, verifying they understand their tasks. 

    Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; verify uniform and personal appearances are clean and professional. Maintain confidentiality of proprietary information and protect company assets. Report accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to manager. Welcome and acknowledge all guests according to company standards, anticipate and address guests’ service needs, assist individuals with disabilities, and thank guests with genuine appreciation. Speak with others using clear and professional language; answer telephones using appropriate etiquette. Prepare and review written documents accurately and completely; read and visually verify information in a variety of formats. Comply with quality assurance expectations and standards. Develop and maintain positive working relationships with others, support team to reach common goals, and listen and respond appropriately to the concerns of employees. Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing greater than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance. Perform other reasonable job duties as requested. 

    Benefits: $15.00/hr plus OT, meals, uniforms, PTO, holiday pay, 401K, golf privileges, paid association dues, Marriott International discounts, Gaylord Opryland discounts

    How to Apply: http://www.careers.marriott.com  Insert job # 19000BPM into search bar 

    Marriott International is an equal opportunity employer committed to hiring a diverse workforce and sustaining an inclusive culture. Marriott International does not discriminate on the basis of disability, veteran status or any other basis protected under federal, state or local laws.

  • February 05, 2019 6:25 PM | Anonymous

    Location:     Buy Sod USA
    Eagleville, TN
    Delivery Truck Mechanic 
    Buy Sod, Inc. operates through multiple production sod farms in the Carolinas, Virginia, Tennessee and Georgia, covering thousands of acres and serving a variety of clients.

    Essential Functions:
    • Maintains a preventative maintenance program within budget on all equipment to avoid unnecessary downtime.
    • Assists the Equipment Manager with purchases of repair parts and replacement supplies.
    • Keeps a complete set of records for equipment repairs, equipment conditions and preventative maintenance for all equipment.
    • Inspects, diagnoses and repairs equipment up to and including mechanical, electrical, and hydraulic components.
    • Ability to prioritize equipment repair and maintenance work.
    • Meet all company and equipment related safety requirements.
    • Must have the ability to discern what issues need to be brought to upper management.
    • Ability to communicate equipment issues and understand job assignments.

    • Certification from trade or technical school in maintenance repair preferred.
    • 3+ years’ experience as equipment mechanic preferred.
    • Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the profession.
    • Working knowledge of light and heavy maintenance equipment and automotive apparatuses (to include trailer and air break repair, hydraulic knowledge, some diesel experience, etc.)
    • Skilled in the use of a variety of equipment repair tools. Welding experience a plus. Utilization of own tools as needed preferred.
    • Ability to communicate effectively and keep records.
    • Ability to help diagnose mechanical issues and determine appropriate maintenance work.
    • Ability to work flexible hours to include, but not limited to, early AM/PM, nights and weekends and hours that could fluctuate day-to-day.
    • Ability to work in adverse weather conditions required.
    • Ability to lift, push, pull heavy materials 50+ lbs frequently.
    • Competitive salary + benefits. Medical/dental/vision, 401k with company match, paid time off, paid holidays, paid life insurance, and more!

    Position located in: Eagleville, TN

    Job Type: Full-time

    For more information or to apply, click here. 

  • February 01, 2019 5:04 AM | Anonymous

    Link Hills Country Club – Greeneville, TennesseeHead Golf Course Superintendent


    Job Overview

    Reporting directly to the Club General Manager the Superintendent is responsible for comprehensive golf course management and upkeep. The responsibilities include, but are not limited to, turf management programs, property/asset management, personnel management and development, financial management including budget and forecasting, member relations, irrigation system oversight and administering pesticide applications. The Superintendent works to foster an environment where staff is involved, informed and enthusiastic. Through open communication, the Superintendent will build positive relationships with members, guests and other Club department heads.


    Basic Functions

    • Responsible for all phases of golf course maintenance and agronomic operations, cost control and personnel
    • Works directly with the General Manager to maintain golf course in a fiscally responsible and professional manner
    • Work independently and be a self-starting problem starter
    • Oversee the care and maintenance of turf, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees and wetlands on the facility grounds
    • Directs and assists staff with planting of new vegetation, maintaining and periodically removing and replacing trees and tending to high stress areas
    • Recruits, supervises and retains maintenance staff. Conducts regular employee evaluation and exercises disciplinary action if necessary
    • Oversees staff in the proper and safe operation and maintenance of mechanical and power equipment
    • Works with General Manager and Club Board of Directors to plan for replacement of capital equipment when needed
    • Supervises and participates in the application and recording of chemicals (fertilizers, pesticides, herbicides…) on the Club’s grounds in compliance with all local, state and federal regulations
    • Supervises and controls all expenses related to golf course maintenance including payroll, supplies, chemicals and fertilizers
    • Develop an annual operating budget including any capital needs
    • Schedule maintenance around member play and outings to maximize efficiency and minimize disruption to members

    Knowledge & Skills Required

    • Knowledge of management and maintenance of greens, fairways and roughs
    • Knowledge of use of equipment and tools used for golf course maintenance
    • Skill in recruiting, supervising, training, monitoring, evaluating and motivating employees
    • As required have the proper certifications for safe use, mixing and application of chemicals and commercial products used in maintaining the course
    • Cursory knowledge of the game of golf, rules and methods of play
    • Ability to anticipate personnel, equipment and material needs related to golf course maintenance and repair assignments
    • Ability and knowledge to layout irrigation and drainage patterns

    Minimum Qualifications

    • Three to five years’ experience as a Golf Superintendent or 1stAssistant
    • Two-year Degree or Certification in Turf Management or related field, (ex. Agronomy, Horticulture, Plant or Soil Science)
    • Advanced knowledge of irrigation systems
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Certification by Golf Course Superintendents Association of America preferred

    Salary commensurate with background and experience.

    Please send resumes or inquiries to bward@linkhills.comor call 423-638-3114.

  • January 16, 2019 3:23 PM | Anonymous

    Assistant in Training
    Vanderbilt Legends Club

    This position requires regular equipment operator duties. There will be an emphasis on learning chemical and fertilizer calibration/applications, irrigation and project management. We are looking for a motivated individual whose goal is not to stay, but advance their career.

    We have 401(k), medical, dental, PTO and golf privileges. 

    Pay is $14.50 per hour.

  • January 14, 2019 1:38 PM | Anonymous

    White Plains Golf Course  4000 Plantation Drive Cookeville TN is accepting applications for the position of Course Superintendent/ Greenskeeper. Wages based on experience


    • Two years experience as superintendent or assistant 
    • Degree in turf management preferred or equivalent experience
    • Valid driver’s license
    • Basic computer skills

    Send resume to gm@whiteplainsgolfcourse.com

    You can also apply online at www.whiteplainsgolfcourse.com/about-us/employment/ or at the Pro Shop 931-537-6397.

  • January 11, 2019 9:33 AM | Anonymous

    Lake Barkley State Resort Park
    Cadiz, KY

    Lake Barkley State Resort Park is located in Western Kentucky near Cadiz Kentucky.  This Larry Packard designed 18-hole golf course has USGA greens with Penncross bentgrass turf.  Tees, fairways and primary rough are Tifway II bermudagrass and secondary rough is warm and cool season grasses.  More info can be found at:  https://parks.ky.gov/golf/courses/lake-barkley/

    Supervises, trains and assists a group of maintenance personnel in the performance of routine care and maintenance work for an 18 or a 27-hole golf course under the direction of the Golf Course Superintendent II. Assigns and supervises mowing of all turf areas, and the performing of all agronomic practices required to manage a golf course. Inspects machinery and equipment to determine their operating condition and repair needs. Purchases supplies for the park and golf course. Performs public relations functions. Maintains operating records and makes reports of park and golf activities. Prepares reports, summaries and recommendations pertaining to golf course development.

    Some travel required for turf and department meetings and conferences.  Overtime and weekends required periodically.  Salary based on education and experience.

    Educational Requirements

    Minimum Education:  Post secondary education, vocational or technical training in turf management, agronomy, horticulture or related field will substitute for the experience on a year-for-year basis.

    Experience Requirements

    Must have two years experience working in the field of golf course maintenance or turf management.

    Special Requirements

    Application Instructions: IMPORTANT - An official application must be completed prior to the application deadline of January 21, 2019 at 11:59PM EST and can be done at https://kypersonnelcabinet.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=1&c=kypersonnelcabinet  Search for position Golf Course Superintendent I (organizational title for Assistant Superintendent).  Attaching your resume to the application program is encouraged but it DOES NOT REPLACE THE DETAILS IN THE APPLICATION.  THE APPLICATION MUST BE COMPLETED FULLY as that is the information evaluated by the Personnel Cabinet to determine if the applicants meet the minimum qualifications.  If you have problems with the application process, contact the Personnel Cabinet at (502) 564-8030. Please note that Lake Barkley State Resort Park is listed under Trigg County. You may choose more than one county by holding the Control Key and highlighting the counties in which you are willing to work. ***It is very important that you choose the county or counties you are willing to work on your profile.  

    ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS:  Upon appointment, employees in this class may be required to maintain a valid driver's license and required to drive a licensed vehicle. This status may be necessary for the length of time in this class. If this is necessary it will be listed in the specific position description for that position. Applicants and employees in this job title may be required to submit to a drug screening test and background check. Applicants and employees in positions which perform job duties that may require contact with offenders in the custody or supervision of the Department of Corrections or with youth in the care, custody, or supervision of the Department of Juvenile Justice must meet qualifications pursuant to the federal PrisonRape Elimination Act, 28 C.F.R.115.17 and 115.317.THE COMMONWEALTH OF KENTUCKY DOES NOT DISCRIMINATE ON THE BASIS OF RACE, COLOR, RELIGION, NATIONAL ORIGIN, SEX, AGE, DISABILITY, SEXUAL ORIENTATION, GENDER IDENTITY, GENETIC INFORMATION OR VETERAN STATUS.REASONABLE ACCOMMODATIONS ARE PROVIDED UPON REQUEST. Equal Opportunity Employer M/F/D. 

    Job Benefits

    Compensation is based on a 37.5-hour workweek, with compensated overtime. 5% salary increase after six-month probationary period.  Professional organization dues provided.  Benefits include uniforms, paid health and life insurance, ample vacation and sick leave, holiday pay, retirement and optional deferred compensation plan. State employee benefits information can be found at: https://kypersonnelcabinet.csod.com/ats/careersite/search.aspx?site=17&c=kypersonnelcabinet

    Date Job is Available

    January 21, 2019


    $32,042.40 - $42,656.25

    Job Application Instructions

    See special requirements

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