Comcast Spectacor

Assistant Groundskeeper

US-PA-Chester
Job ID
2017-2858
Group
Spectra - Venue Management
Spectra VM - Talen Energy Stadium
Category
Operations
Type
Regular Full-Time

Overview

The First Assistant Grounds Keeper responsibilities are to comply with the daily orders of the Head Groundskeeper as it pertains to game field maintenance and operations that may include soccer, football, rugby, lacrosse, and concert events. This position will supervise grounds crew members and certainly be required to fill in as Sports Turf Manager when needed.

Responsibilities

  • Perform daily responsibilities of game field at Talen Energy Stadium, adjacent 7 acre practice facility along with the exterior landscape and grounds, which includes mowing, irrigation, fertilizing, pesticide applications, field painting, cultural turfgrass practices, equipment operation and maintenance, and snow removal.
  • Scouts game field, stadium, and exterior grounds for problems and reports issues to stadium management.
  • Must be able to obtain a PA pesticide license within 90 days of employment.
  • Operation of light duty vehicles, mowers, tractors, etc. and light truck with plow. Will train part-time employees on use of equipment.
  • Assures the necessary event equipment (goals, benches, etc.) is set up and in good working condition.
  • Assist in the seasonal maintenance of the equipment fleet and ensures the proper maintenance is performed as needed in a timely manner.
  • Takes charge in absence of Sports Turf Manager.
  • Foster professional relationships with coaching staff, players, co-workers, and tenants.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications

Knowledge, Skills and Ability: The individual must possess the following knowledge, skills and abilities and be able to explain and demonstrate that he or she can perform the essential functions of the job, with or without reasonable accommodation, using some other combination of skills and abilities:

  • 4 year degree in Turfgrass Science, highly recommended or similar area of study.
  • 3-5 years of experience in maintaining sand based athletic fields.
  • Strong written and oral skills with the intent to communicate with technical staff and administration.
  • Knowledge of Bermuda grass and how it is maintained.
  • Knowledge of turf equipment, tools and pesticide usage.
  • Knowledge of techniques in planting and maintaining trees and shrubs suited to the area location.
  • Knowledge of supervisory principles and practices.
  • Ability to work effectively with people from a variety of culturally diverse backgrounds.
  • Ability to perform physical tasks such as; lifting and carrying up to 50 pounds, climbing stairs, ladders, etc. and pulling tarps.
  • Must have a valid driver’s license.

 

 

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