Lionhead Golf Club in Brampton, Ont., is seeking a golf course superintendent.
The responsibilities include turf grass/plant material maintenance programs, property/asset management, personnel management, member relations, assisting and enforcing budget forecasting, scheduling/maintenance or irrigation systems, pesticide applications, related recordings and compliance of regulatory issues.
The golf course superintendent will work to create an environment where staff is involved and enthusiastic, with open communications and respect for themselves, members, guests, tournaments and the property.
Responsible for all phases of golf maintenance and agronomic operations, cost control and personnel.
Work closely with, advise and coordinate with the KaneffGolf directors on any issues related to golf course maintenance
Direct and participate in the construction and maintenance of the grounds.
Help to execute any landscape plans for facility grounds or golf course, which could include working with outside contractors
Administer and enforce all club rules, regulations and policies for staff and ensure a safe work environment.
Support and assist with membership seminars and orientations.
Work closely with the KaneffGolf director to operate the golf course in a fiscally responsible and professional manner.
Must be able to work independently and be a self-starting problem solver.
Oversee the care and maintenance of the turf, ornamental plants, shrubs, trees and wetlands on the facility grounds.
Direct and assist the staff on the planting of new vegetation, the replacement, spraying, pruning and trimming of trees and shrubs, the preparation of soil plant beds for aesthetically pleasing arrangements and tending to high stress areas
Provide detailed annual plan for the various property levels and the designated landscaping areas. Includes rotational design to provide facility with fresh, eye-catching, interesting and pleasant atmosphere
Manage an aggressive water usage tracking plan and irrigation systems and provide monthly reporting on retaining ponds, wells and other water source usage
Help to recruit, supervise and retain maintenance staff. Conduct employee performance evaluations and exercise disciplinary action
Provide technical, operational and safety training with enforcement of the KaneffGolf health and safety policies for employees to ensure that staff are working within provincial and federal guidelines for safe working conditions
Oversee subordinates in proper and safe operation and maintenance of mechanical and power equipment. Provide input if additional or replacement capital equipment is needed to the directors of KaneffGolf.
Supervise and participate in the application and recording of chemical applications (fertilizers and pesticides) on the club’s grounds in compliance with all local, provincial and federal regulations.
Supervise and control all maintenance expenses associated with golf course operations, including payroll, supplies, chemicals and fertilizers.
Help to develop annual operating budget and plans for maintenance and capital improvement projects.
Maintain records and complete required reporting for purchase orders when ordering parts, supplies and equipment as needed.
Schedule maintenance practices around member play and outings to maximize efficiency and minimize disruption to members.
Coordinate snow removal and winter maintenance activities where necessary.
Comply with all Kaneff health and safety assessment notices and orders.
Oversee preventative maintenance programs for equipment and material.
Perform such other additional assignments and responsibilities required from time to time by the company.
Supervise early morning meeting with team in person to organize mowing of tees, greens, fairways and rough along with daily maintenance of bunkers.
.Set up watering schedule for the day of greens, tees and fairways.
Help direct the location for all tee markers and hold placements.
Daily inspection of the maintenance shed for health and safety concerns and making sure it is clean, organized and safe.
Identify any disease areas of golf course and create a plan of action.
Sign off on daily payroll in the ADP system.
Fill in IPM records for the day.
Make sure all training logs are complete for machinery and daily on course tasks.
Drive the golf course and inspect for damage, improper cutting, bunker maintenance, gardening and weed removal, cart path safety, garbage removal, tee sign setup and general aesthetics.
Check in with pro shop for customer feedback, tee time anomalies and general tournament information for course set up.
Winter snow plowing.
Answer all emails and phone messages.
Ensure all staff are wearing KaneffGolf uniforms and personal safety gear.
Make sure all PO’s are properly filled out with machinery part (where applicable), signed by a director minimum 48 hours prior to ordering, with the final step being scanned and sent to AP@kaneffgolf.com no later than 48 hours after ordering
Authorize payroll by Sunday 5 p.m.
Staff scheduling two weeks out.
Check tournament schedule for planning team morning meetings for next week.
Measure speed of greens for acceptable KaneffGolf standards with the use of a stimpmeter
Roll greens to help with consistency of speed and smoothness and monitor cutting length 3 mm to 6mm (or lower if needed).
Monitor blade and reel maintenance and cutting for all machines.
Supervise driving range cutting and general upkeep.
Supervise and apply chemicals and fertilizers as needed.
Meet with KaneffGolf directors for general and specific feedback, budgets, cost control and purchasing.
Attend if needed the weekly splits meeting.
Meet with mechanic to make sure all machines are being properly maintained with records and purchase orders.
Topdressing greens to stop thatch build up.
Verticutting greens if needed.
Apply chemicals and fertilizers as needed.
Make sure a purchase orders are completely filled out and submitted to Accounts Payable.
Attend joint health and safety meeting.
Monitoring golf cart maintenance and making sure golf carts are safe and properly maintained for longevity of use.
Job Performance Sessions and PMPs for all key full time employees.
Aerification of Greens, fairways and tees (bi annually if needed).
Apply winter chemical and fertilizer application and cover greens if needed.
Supervise the irrigation system blow out and winterization.
Oversee winter machinery maintenance for all machines.
Fill out proper payroll hiring and termination records for submission to payroll.
Leadership skills at a minimum of five years.
Must have IPM certification.
Lionhead will offer an attractive compensation package, commensurate with experience, which will include a competitive base salary and benefits.
(905) 454-0221 ext. 8060