Grounds Technician 2 - Part Time

Golf Course
Ohio Farmers Insurance Co
2000000H Requisition #
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We’re an insurance company. With two golf courses. A conference center. And an inn.

And we’re looking for smart, prompt and courteous team players who are interested in part time or seasonal employment. Join a team where you can learn new things and meet interesting people. It’s an exciting place to work with great benefits!

Westfield Insurance has been around since 1848 and has a long-standing reputation for helping customers and the communities we serve. To learn more about Westfield and the opportunities available, please visit us at

Grounds Technician 2 Job Summary

  • Salary:  $16.11 an hour
  • Position will average 30-40 hours per week from April thru October
  • Position will average 20-30 hours per week in March and November

The Ground Technician 2, as assigned, is responsible for executing grounds care programs which includes reporting deficiencies of turf, ornamentals, and trees, hardscape, equipment operation and other potential problems to Real Estate Operation Leadership and/or Country Club Golf Course Leadership. Operates a variety of equipment and tools for grounds maintenance and snow removal. Assists in developing and executing plans/actions to resolve all grounds maintenance issues. Operates and performs maintenance/repairs to grounds equipment as necessary. Performs maintenance, troubleshooting, installation, and programming of irrigation systems.

Essential Functions (primary functions and/or reasons the job exists in order of importance)

1. Maintains turf and landscape by applying knowledge and experience in performing all assigned grounds/course tasks. Operates a variety of equipment and tools including, but not limited to mowers, utility vehicles, tractors, string line trimmers, blowers, sweepers and other specialty grounds equipment. Operates pruning equipment to maintain trees and shrubs utilizing selective and formal pruning methods to maintain health and vigor of plants.

2. As assigned, is available to be on-call outside of normal working hours as part of a rotational schedule year round. (Real Estate Operations)

3. Applies fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, aquaticides and insecticides. Must meet requirements of the Ohio Department of Agriculture as a licensed pesticide operator or under the direction of a licensed pesticide operator by completing ODA Trained Service Person. Documents and records such pesticide applications per ODA standards. Responsible for operation, calibration, and troubleshooting of application equipment.

4. Participates in annual and perennial landscape and bed preparation/ installation, maintenance, and transplanting including flowers, trees, shrubs, aquatic vegetation and naturalized areas. Maintains health and vigor of plants. As applicable, takes direction from Horticulturalist.

5. Performs duties associated with installation, maintenance and repair of drainage and irrigation systems. Performs programming and monitoring of irrigation systems to achieve optimal plant care resulting in conditions that meet the department standards.

6. Performs maintenance and repairs of grounds care equipment. As applicable, works under the direction of Equipment Technician.

7. Operates heavy equipment such as loader, trencher and skid steer.

8. Provides oversight and support of daily operations including the direction for other grounds technicians. Provides training and shares knowledge regarding proper procedures and processes, equipment usage, daily operations, and OSHA and Westfield safety compliance matters.

9. As directed, performs daily course setup such as changing cups and tee service. (Country Club Golf Course Operations)

10. Required to participate with snow removal operations. Operates necessary equipment for snow and ice removal.

11. Complies with OSHA and Westfield safety requirements and other required training by Westfield.

12. Achieves the high standards of quality, production, cooperation, and service set by Westfield for our employees, guests and customers as measured by guests/members experience feedback and surveys.

Desired Qualifications/Experience/Certification/Education (in order of importance)

1. A valid driver’s license and a driving record that conforms to company standards.

2. Must be at least 18 years old to operate heavy equipment/snow removal equipment.

3. 3 years of previous commercial landscaping and/or golf course experience including ability to operate maintenance and landscaping equipment.

4. Experience in mechanical repair and maintenance of grounds care equipment.

5. Ability to effectively communicate and receive instructions from leader, co-workers, and customers both verbally and in writing.

6. High School Diploma, GED or commensurate experience.

Physical Requirements (specific to the role)

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

* Ability to understand verbal instructions and read work orders and schedules.

* Ability to operate a motor vehicle.

* Ability to maintain movement, bend, reach, lift and carry 50 pounds.

* Ability to work outside and tolerate extreme weather conditions.

* Ability to be on call outside of normal working hours as part of rotation schedule (Real Estate Operations)

* Ability to operate or be trained on a manual transmission vehicle within the parameters of the driving policy within one month of hire.

* Ability to start and operate pull-start small engines.

* Ability to climb steps and walk over varying terrain.

* Ability to regularly work with and handle fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides and insecticides.

* Ability to communicate effectively in a collaborative work environment utilizing various technologies such as: telephone, computer, web, voice, teleconferencing, e-mail, etc.

This job description describes the general nature and level of work performed in this role. It is not intended to be an exhaustive list of all duties, skills, responsibilities, knowledge, etc. These may be subject to change and additional functions may be assigned as needed by management.

We are an equal opportunity employer/minority/female/disability/protected veteran.

Applications for positions posted on Westfield Careers must be filed on-line through the Westfield Careers portal.  If you are a disabled person who requires a reasonable accommodation to complete an online application, please contact HR Assist by email at

We are an equal opportunity employer/minority/female/disability/protected veteran.

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