Golf Course Irrigation

Date:  Apr 10, 2024

Beaver Creek, CO, US

Company:  Beaver Creek Ski Resort
Shift Type:  Summer Seasonal 2024


Create Your Experience of a Lifetime!

Come work and play in the mountains!  Whether it’s your first-time seeing snow or you were born on the slopes, joining our team means discovering (or re-discovering!) a passion for the outdoors while building lifelong connections with teammates and guests from around the world.


With 40+ resorts across 3 continents, you can join our team for a season or stay to build a career. From day one, you'll receive some of the highest compensation rates in the industry, free Epic pass(es) along with free ski and snowboard lessons, 40% retail discounts, the chance to grow through Epic Service - our leading training and development experience, and wellness benefits to fuel your success.


Hiring for our seasonal positions occurs on a rolling basis. Applications will be accepted until June 15th or until the positions are filled (whichever is first).


Job Benefits

  • Ski/Mountain Perks! Free passes for employees, employee discounted lift tickets for friends and family AND free ski lessons 
  • MORE employee discounts on lodging, food, gear, and mountain shuttles
  • 401(k) Retirement Plan 
  • Employee Assistance Program
  • Excellent training and professional development
  • Referral Program

Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus:

  • Health Insurance; Medical Insurance, Dental Insurance, and Vision Insurance plans (for eligible seasonal employees after working 500 hours)
  • Free ski passes for dependents
  • Critical Illness and Accident plans


Job 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.


Job Specifications: 

  • Housing: May Be Available
  • Outlet: Red Sky Golf Club
  • Expected Pay Range: $22.00 - $24.49 / hour
  • Shift Availability: Full Time & Part Time 
  • Skill Level: Advanced


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/or 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 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 Requirements:

  • 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 possess 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



The expected pay range is $22.00 - $24.49. This is the pay range we reasonably expect to pay for this position. Individual compensation decisions are based on a variety of factors.


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  500090
Reference Date: 02/12/2024 
Job Code Function: Golf Course Maintenance 

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