Tuesday, April 15, 2014

Job Opportunity: Maintenance Worker II - Professional Baseball with City of Scottsdale

Job Title: Maintenance Worker II - Professional Baseball
Closing Date/Time: Sun. 04/20/14 11:59 PM Arizona Time
Salary:$16.22 - $23.51 Hourly, $33,737.60 - $48,900.80 Annually
Job Type:  Full-Time Regular
Location:  Parks and Recreation, Scottsdale, Arizona
Department: Community Services

Maintenance Worker II - Professional Baseball is a journey-level position that performs landscape maintenance in support of professional baseball at Indian School Park Minor League Complex and Scottsdale Stadium.  This position works a varied schedule according to season, including evenings, weekends, holidays, and overtime. The candidate selected for this position must be punctual and professional, energetic and enthusiastic, outgoing with a positive attitude, and capable of providing superior customer service

For more information: http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/HR/jobs

 

Job Opportunity: Maintenance Worker 1 - Professional Baseball with City of Scottsdale

Job Title:  Maintenance Worker I - Professional Baseball
Closing Date/Time:  Sun. 04/20/14 11:59 PM Arizona Time
Salary:  $13.34 - $19.34 Hourly, $27,747.20 - $40,227.20 Annually
Job Type:  Full-Time Regular
Location:   Parks and Recreation, Scottsdale, Arizona
Department:  Community Services

Maintenance Workers I - Professional Baseball perform landscape maintenance in support of professional baseball at Indian School Park Minor League Complex and Scottsdale Stadium. Maintenance Worker I - Professional Baseball is an entry-level job classification.  The starting hourly rate of pay for new employees is $13.77. This position works a varied schedule according to season, including evenings, weekends, holidays, and overtime.  The candidate selected for this position must be punctual and professional, energetic and enthusiastic, outgoing with a positive attitude, and capable of providing superior customer service.

For more information:  http://www.scottsdaleaz.gov/HR/jobs

 

Wednesday, January 15, 2014

AZSTMA Networking Session

Members say that networking is one of the top reasons they join professional associations. Come on out to the Thirsty Lion (in Tempe Marketplace) on Jan 28, 2014 from 3-5pm and network with fellow AZ Sports Turf Managers.  Meet your association Board Members and find out what the AZSTMA has planned for 2014! Questions: Email us at arizonastma@gmail.com

 

Tuesday, November 19, 2013

2014 U of A Desert Turf School Registration Deadline Approaching on December 1

The 2014 Desert Turf School registration is approaching on December 1.
Be sure to sign up now to participate in the next class that is scheduled for January 6-10, 2014 at the Maricopa County Cooperative Extension office in Phoenix.

Online registration is available and details are at: http://turf.arizona.edu/index.htm 
Discounted registration is available.

The week-long Desert Turf School teaches about the desert turf species and their unique management practices, desert soils, fertility and nutrition, salinity principles, irrigation audits and analyses, “smart” controllers, heat and drought stress, disease, insect, nematode, and weed management.

Past participants have included golf course superintendents, assistants, and staff members, sports turf managers, schools and municipal facilities managers and staff, commercial landscapers and crews, and allied business suppliers and consultants. Everyone gains more in-depth knowledge of  our unique turfgrass growing conditions and related issues.

For additional information, contact:

Kai Umeda
Area Extension Agent, Turfgrass Science
The University of Arizona
Maricopa County Cooperative Extension
4341 East Broadway Road
Phoenix, AZ 85040
602-827-8214  NEW office number
602-827-8292 fax
602-377-5042 cell

Thursday, October 17, 2013

Job Opportunity: Irrigation Technician at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN

SALT RIVER FIELDS AT TALKING STICK  
SPRING TRAINING FACILITY
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

JOB DESCRIPTION


Definition:  Under general supervision of the Head Groundskeeper and Lead Groundskeeper, responsible for executing the field irrigation plan for the Salt River Fields at Talking Stick Spring Training Facility.  Monitors sprinkler and irrigation systems and makes needed repairs to ensure system remains fully operational.  Sets and maintains irrigation timers to correspond with established watering requirements. Perform general field maintenance for the facility as needed.  This job class is treated as FLSA Non-Exempt.

Essential Functions:  Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks and other characteristics.  This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be comprehensive list of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.

Tasks:

1.     Irrigation System Monitoring & Operation: Monitors facility irrigation systems operation to ensure systems operate properly at all times.      
  • Sets and maintains automatic irrigation systems to ensure adequate watering for all ball fields, plants, trees and shrubs.  
  • Conducts regular checks of the irrigation systems for all assigned fields and immediately notifies supervisor of any problems encountered. 
  • Monitors and maintains system water usage, sprinkler timers and clocks, and reset as necessary to conform to established watering guidelines.   
  • Checks Cal-Sense water control system daily and makes adjustments as needed to maintain required water flow. 
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2.     Irrigation System Maintenance & Repair: Performs maintenance and repair of the facility’s irrigation and sprinkler system.    
  • Installs, tests, maintains, and upgrades irrigation systems, backflow devices and other hardware associated with the systems.          
  • Troubleshoots, repairs, and replaces broken sprinkler heads and irrigation lines as needed. 
  • Inspects sprinklers regularly to ensure sufficient water is supplied to all turf areas
  • Utilizes a soil probe to measure rootzone moisture levels to avoid over or under watering and to establish and maintain deep rooting of turf.
  • Complies with OSHA safety standards and helps ensure staff compliance.
  • Responds to “emergency” repair situations as needed.    

3.     General Facility Maintenance:  Assists Maintenance Workers with the maintenance and upkeep of the fields as required by the Head Groundskeeper and Lead Groundskeeper.
  • Prepares, maintains and restores playing fields, bullpens and pitching mounds in preparation for ball games. 
  • Assists with mowing, weeding, trimming, and maintaining ball field turf.
  • Provides support for other facility activities and special events. 
  • Uses hand tools such as shovels, rakes and hedge and brush trimmers. 
  • Operates powered equipment such as mowers, tractors, twin-axle vehicles and sod cutters.

4.     Miscellaneous:  Performs other job related duties as assigned to enhance facility operation as required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:


·         Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, rules, customs and traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
·         Knowledge of irrigation system installation, maintenance and repair procedures and practices including equipment and materials used.
·         Knowledge of irrigation system troubleshooting techniques.
·         Knowledge of irrigation system operation requirements including programming timers for multiple stations.
·         Knowledge of operation of irrigation system controllers and valves.
·         Knowledge of watering requirements for growing warm and cool season grasses.
·         Knowledge of state and federal safety requirements associated with the installation and maintenance of irrigation systems.       

·         Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, management staff, and the general public. 
·         Skill following verbal and written instructions, procedures, blueprints, and diagrams. 
·         Skill operating a variety of equipment such as trenchers, backhoes, and various other equipment used in the installation of irrigation systems.
·         Skill planning and organizing work assignments.    

·         Ability to respond to emergency repair calls at any time. 
·         Ability to repair, maintain and troubleshoot commercial irrigation systems.
·         Ability to pick up and move objects weighing at least 50 pounds.
·         Ability to verbally communicate at a level that ensures productivity and quality of work. 
·         Ability to bend or stoop repeatedly or continually. 
·         Ability to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays as required.
·         Ability to walk or stand for long periods of time and work in extreme heat and harsh conditions.   

Qualifications:

·         Education and Experience:  Graduation from High School or GED equivalent and a minimum of two years of experience in the installation, repair, and operation of controlled irrigation systems.   
  • Pesticide Spray License from the State of Arizona required. 
·         Must have experience in professional baseball and/or golf course maintenance. 
·         Must have experience operating reel mowers, tractors, infield groomers, aerators and all other equipment associated with maintenance of high quality turf. 

·         Equivalency:  Any equivalent combination of education and experience that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered.


·         Special Requirements:  Requires the ability to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays.

  • Requires successful completion of a background check and drug screening.
  • Must be able to perform physical labor in the accomplishment of assigned duties under extreme weather conditions. 
  • Requires ability to safety handle, dispense, and be exposed to hazardous chemicals such as pesticides, herbicides, and various other chemicals.
  • Must be able to lift, carry and maneuver heavy objects and equipment associated with the work.
  • Must be able to stand and walk for extended periods.  

Please send resumes to Marshall Jennings at marshall@saltriverfields.com or mail to 7555 N. Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ  85258. 

Job Opportunity: Field Maintenance Worker at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick

FIELD MAINTENANCE WORKER  

SALT RIVER FIELDS AT TALKING STICK    
Spring Training Facility
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community
JOB DESCRIPTION

Definition:  Under general supervision of the Head Groundskeeper and/or Lead Groundskeeper, performs entry-level maintenance services as part of a baseball ground crew.  Assists experienced Maintenance Worker crewmembers with preparing and maintaining ball fields and surface areas while learning the responsibilities of the job.  This job class is treated as FLSA Non-Exempt.

Essential Functions:  Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks and other characteristics.  This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be comprehensive list of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.

Tasks:

1.     Baseball Facility Maintenance:  Works with assigned experienced maintenance crew to learn to prepare and maintain baseball fields, common areas and facility grounds year around for ballgames, practices and special events.          
  • Assists with Mat-dragging base paths, claying and tamping pitching mounds and home plate. 
  • Learns to mix clay and assists with resurfacing designated ball field areas. 
  • Hand waters infield areas as needed. 
  • Assists with setting up fields for batting and pitchers fielding practice. 
  • Assists with pulling heavy tarps to cover ball fields when needed.    
  • Performs general clean-up of grounds and facilities including restrooms, dugouts, concourses, parking lots, irrigation pond and all open use areas.
  • Assists with all baseball and non-baseball events and activities set-up and break down.
  • Complies with OSHA safety standards in performing all work assignments. 
  • Performs difficult manual labor including lifting heavy weight, stooping, bending, digging, and twisting to maintain facility grounds and fields.

2.     Turf & Landscape Maintenance:  Assists with maintaining facility baseball field turf and outside plants, trees, and shrubs around the facility.       
  • Assists with cutting and maintaining ball field turf by mowing, edging, and removing debris. 
  • Maintains outside landscape of turf, trees, shrubs, gravel, walk ways and parking lots.
  • Rakes leaves and clean walkways, fields, and other facilities.
  • Uses hand tools such as shovels, rakes and hedge and line trimmers. 

3.     Miscellaneous:  Performs other job related duties as assigned to enhance facility operation as required.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:


·         Knowledge of the history, culture, laws, rules, customs and traditions of the Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community.
·         Knowledge of baseball facility maintenance principles.
·         Knowledge of applicable tools and equipment use in the maintenance of baseball facilities.
·         Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, management staff, and the public. 
·         Skill following verbal and written instructions and procedures.   
·         Skill with the proper use and operation of tools and equipment used in maintaining ball fields.
·         Ability to pick up and move objects weighing at least 50 pounds.
·         Ability to verbally communicate at a level that ensures productivity and quality of work. 
·         Ability to bend or stoop repeatedly or continually. 
·         Ability to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays as required.
·         Ability to walk or stand for long periods of time and work in extreme heat and harsh conditions.   
·         Ability to pull heavy tarps to cover the fields. 

Qualifications:
·         Experience:  Baseball or sports field maintenance experience preferred but not required.
  • Must have reliable transportation to and from work.             
 
·         Equivalency:  Any equivalent combination of education and experience that will allow the applicant to satisfactorily perform the duties of the job may be considered.

·         Special Requirements:  Requires the ability to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Requires the successful completion of a background check. 
  • Must be able to perform hard physical labor in the accomplishment of assigned duties under extreme weather conditions.  
  • Must be able to pull heavy tarps to cover the fields. 
  • Must be able to lift, carry and maneuver heavy objects and equipment associated with the work.



Please send resumes to Marshall Jennings at marshall@saltriverfields.com or mail to 7555 N. Pima Rd, Scottsdale, AZ  85258.

Wednesday, October 16, 2013

Job Opportunity: Equipment Manager/Mechanic at Salt River Fields at Talking Stick


EQUIPMENT MANAGER/MECHANIC

SALT RIVER FIELDS AT TALKING STICK  
Spring Training Facility
Salt River Pima-Maricopa Indian Community

JOB DESCRIPTION

Definition:  The equipment manager reports to the Head Groundskeeper and oversees a comprehensive preventive maintenance program. This program includes the repair of failing equipment, keeping records of parts and labor needed to maintain each piece of equipment, and placing orders for parts and supplies needed for equipment or service. The equipment manager properly communicates any needs or problems relating to the maintenance or repair of equipment to Head Groundskeeper and Lead Groundskeepers. The equipment manager places safety as a top priority and is responsible for maintaining a clean service area and maintenance building

Essential Functions:  Essential functions may vary among positions and may include the following tasks and other characteristics.  This list of tasks is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not intended to be comprehensive list of tasks performed by all positions in this classification.

Tasks:

1.     Preventative Maintenance (PM): Maintains PM schedule per the manufacturer’s recommendations.     
  • Develops and maintains preventative maintenance schedules to minimize equipment down time. 
  • Inputs, updates, and tracks the status of all maintenance records, repair work orders, parts usage and reordering to maintain accountability for all work performed.     
  • Orders and tracks the purchase and delivery of repair parts and replacement supplies. 
  • Cleans and maintains repair shop area and ensures the proper care and storage of tools.

2.     Equipment Repair & Maintenance: 
  • Inspects, diagnoses, and repairs mechanical defects/failures in facility maintenance equipment including but not limited to reel mowers, rotary mowers, utility carts, tractors, sweepers, todressers and golf carts (electric and gas-powered).    
  • Inspects and adjusts reel mowers daily and performs field inspection of equipment.
  • Grinds reels and bedknives as needed to maintain highest quality of cut.
  • Instructs and trains workers regarding preventive maintenance and proper cleaning of and safe operation of equipment. 
  • Complies with OSHA safety standards and helps ensure staff compliance.
  • Prioritizes equipment repair and maintenance work. 
  • Responds to “emergency” repair situations as needed.  

3.     Miscellaneous:  Performs other job related duties as assigned to enhance facility operation.

Knowledge, Skills, Abilities and Other Characteristics:

·         Knowledge of principles and practices of PM and repair methods of equipment, tools, and materials related to maintaining turfgrass at a professional sports facility or golf course. 
·         Knowledge of the principles and methods of reel and bedknife grinding, height of cut adjustments and all matters directly related to quality of cut on high-maintenance turfgrass.  
·         Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions associated with the repair of machinery.   
·         Knowledge of PM and repair of electric and gas-powered golf carts (EZ-GO, Club Car and Columbia)
·         Skill establishing and maintaining effective working relationships with co-workers, management staff, and the general public. 
·         Skill using a variety of equipment repair tools, and performing various types of mechanical repair. 
·         Skill operating related technical diagnostic equipment associated with engine/equipment repairs.
·         Skill installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet required specifications. 
·         Skill following verbal and written instructions, procedures, blueprints, and diagrams. 
·         Skill planning and organizing work assignments.   
·         Ability to diagnose mechanical troubles and determine appropriate maintenance work.
·         Ability to read and follow technical manuals to diagnose, troubleshoot and make equipment and small engine repairs. 
·         Ability to accurately interpret instructions, specifications, and manuals to solve repair problems.
·         Ability to work with cleaning fluids and agents, chemicals, solvents, and degreasers using normal protective equipment.
·         Ability to monitor and maintain computerized preventive maintenance records and logs.
·         Ability to pick up and move objects weighing at least 50 pounds.
·         Ability to verbally communicate at a level that ensures productivity and quality of work. 
·         Ability to bend or stoop repeatedly or continually.

Qualifications:

·         Experience:  5+ years of experience as a sports facility or golf course equipment manager/mechanic maintaining, repairing, and rebuilding gasoline and diesel small engines, machinery, and hydraulics.  Must also have extensive knowledge and experience with reel and bedknife grinding.  
   
·         Special Requirements:  Requires the ability to work extended hours, nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Requires successful completion of a background check.
  • Must be able to work in a variety of weather conditions while repairing equipment.    
  • Requires ability endure exposure to hazardous chemicals and work safety with fuels and other chemicals. 
  • Must be able to lift, carry and maneuver equipment and parts used for repairs.   
  • Must be able to stand, walk, and work in small, cramped areas for prolonged periods to make equipment repairs.     

Interested applicants should contact:

Marshall Jennings
marshall@saltriverfields.com