The foreman / spray tech works under the golf course superintendent and assistant golf course superintendent in a supervisory capacity. Responsibilities include delegating work assignments, overseeing job performance and inspecting course conditions. The chemical technician, under the supervision of the golf course superintendent or assistant superintendent, performs chemical applications on golf course properties; fertilizes tees, greens and fairways; and applies chemicals on areas of the golf course, including but not limited to, greens, tees and fairways.. The chemical technician is responsible for reading, understanding and keeping current with chemical labels and Material Safety Data Sheets (MSDS). This position is also responsible for compiling preliminary reports of pesticide usage for the golf course superintendent.
Oversees the completion of work assignments by crew members and assists with field decisions regarding job procedures, work standards and machinery use.
Enforces safe working conditions with all job assignments and is responsible for instructing staff on proper equipment use and work methods.
Supervises special projects and labor crews.
Manages the building maintenance program and improvement projects.
Reports golf course conditions and all disciplinary problems to the golf course superintendent or assistant golf course superintendent.
Opens the maintenance shop and runs operations in the absence of the golf course superintendent and assistant golf course superintendent.
Performs routine safety inspections on all spraying equipment.
Maintains chemical storage and mixing areas in compliance with county, state, and federal regulations, and is responsible for the safety and direction of chemical handlers and/or helpers.
Tracks chemical inventory.
Cleans, tests, properly calibrates and prepares all spray application equipment.
Knowledge of tools, methods, and materials used in grounds construction, landscaped area maintenance work and building maintenance and improvement.
Proficiency in computer use, knowledge of Microsoft Office and other applications as specified by supervisor.
Ability to operate trucks and light motorized equipment.
Knowledge of agronomy, turfgrass science and the rules of golf.
Ability to follow oral and written directions.
Working knowledge of basic electricity and hydraulics related to an irrigation system, including automatic valves and controllers and various types of pumps and pumping systems.
Complete knowledge of chemical application equipment.
Current state certification or licensing as a pesticide applicator.
Shaker Run features a 27 hole championship golf course centrally located between Dayton and Cincinnati. Offering Bent grass fairways, tees and greens. Water hazards come into play on 14 holes with sculpted bunkers and beautiful woodscapes throughout to challenge the skills of any golfer.
The original 18 holes were designed by the renowned Arthur Hills and opened in 1979.
The third nine, Meadows, was added in 1999 and was designed by Michael Hurdzan and Dana Fry.
Recognized by Golf Digest as one of the premier golf courses in Ohio, Shaker Run has hosted many notable golf events, including The Kroger Senior Tournament Qualifier, Nike Miami Valley Tournament, the 1998 Ohio Amateur Championship and the 2005 U.S. Amateur Public Links Championship.