Lead Golf Course Irrigation - Red Sky Ranch - Full & Part Time - Summer Seasonal

Beaver Creek | Wolcott, CO, United States

Posted Date 3/17/2020

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts. As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak.

Position Summary:

The Irrigation Technician works under the guidance of the First Assistant Superintendent, the Superintendent, and the Golf Maintenance Director. The Irrigation Technician will be involved in all aspects of irrigation maintenance and repair for the golf course and clubhouse irrigation system. Responsibilities also include operating utility vehicles and assorted maintenance equipment (riding and hand-operated mowers, carts, tractors, etc.), raking grounds, shoveling, operating hand tools (chainsaws, trimmers, and mowers), watering trees and turf. Assist in fertilizer and chemical applications. Must have the ability to work outside in variable conditions (heat, rain, snow, cold, wind), as well as the ability to lift up to 75 pounds, climb, balance, kneel, crawl and crouch. Must maintain a professional appearance and attitude at all times.

Essential Functions:

  • Ability to troubleshoot, repair, monitor and program all facets of the irrigation system including: irrigation heads, controllers, PVC pipe, HDPE pipe, valves, pumps and injection units.
  • Ability to complete work assignments in a clean and timely manner.
  • Enforces safe working conditions with all assignments related to his or her expected tasks.
  • Constantly monitors the irrigation system and reports problems and conditions to the First Assistant and Superintendent.
  • Ensures proper use, cleanliness, and security of maintenance facilities and equipment.

Other Functions:

  • Ability to fill in for other golf maintenance positions when necessary.
  • Working as a team player with members of the maintenance, clubhouse, and management groups.
  • Properly representing Red Sky Ranch and Vail Resorts.

Organizational Relationship:

  • The Lead Irrigation Technician will report directly to the Course Superintendent, and in his absence, the Assistant Superintendent or the Golf Maintenance Director.

Customer Service/Guest Relations:

  • The Irrigation Technician will have daily interaction with members and guests.

Job Qualifications:

Education: Minimum of a high school diploma necessary, turf degree or similar preferred


  • Advanced working knowledge of irrigation system installation, repair and troubleshooting
  • Requires knowledge of agronomy and turfgrass management practices, and a thorough understanding of the rules and strategies of the game of golf.
  • Knowledge of tools, methods, and materials used in irrigation repair and installation, as well as general golf course maintenance procedures.
  • Ability to operate mowers, trucks, and light motorized equipment.
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions.
  • Must posses a valid driver’s license.


  • Must have previous golf course irrigation system maintenance experience.
  • Must have documented previous golf course experience with reference information available.
  • Prior RainBird irrigation system experience is preferred

We’re looking for team members whose legendary attention to detail and commitment to phenomenal service comes naturally. Pursue a lifestyle that will elevate your expectation of what work can look like. Nothing is too big or too small for the staff to bravely pursue and elevate the expectations of the guest. Do you possess a calling for delivering world-class events and amenities? Then Beaver Creek is for you. www.vailresortscareers.com

Vail Resorts is an equal opportunity employer. Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, protected veteran status or any other status protected by applicable law.

Requisition ID 211787

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