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Advanced Golf Course Irrigation - Summer Seasonal

Date:  Jun 7, 2021

Keystone, CO, US

Company:  Keystone Resort
Shift Type:  Summer Seasonal 2021

Reach Your Peak at Vail Resorts.  As a community of adventurers and discoverers, Vail Resorts delivers an experience of a lifetime to our guests and our employees. Our team is made whole by the brave, passionate individuals who ambitiously push boundaries and challenge the status quo. Whether you’re looking for seasonal work or the career of a lifetime, join us today to reach your peak. 


Position 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.


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 Qualifications:


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 posses 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 budgeted range starts at $15.00 -$15.60. Actual pay will be adjusted based on experience.

The perks and benefits include

  • Free ski passes for employees 
  • 401(k) retirement plan  
  • Accrued Sick Time 
  • Discount lift tickets for friends and family 
  • Free ski lessons 
  • Discounted lodging, food (including $5 meals), gear, and mountain shuttles 
  • Discounted bike haul & golf 
  • Excellent training & professional development 

Seasonal Full Time roles are eligible for the above, plus…

  • Critical Illness and Accident plans
  • Medical, Dental, and Vision insurance (only available once eligible employees work 750 hours)  
  • Free ski passes for dependents


We’re looking for team members who are passionate about their work and the world around them, who take pride in ensuring our guests receive the best possible service and who bring a sense of self and fun to all they do. Life at 9,280 feet in the sky is a little different. With our crisp Rocky Mountain air and boundless options for adventure and exploration, you can join a community who loves where they live and loves what they do. Keystone will be your home away from home; a place where friendliness, an eye for detail and unmatched guest service is the foundation of our Culture. Come join our team – where A Mountain of Possibilities awaits. www.vailresortscareers.com

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 317448

Nearest Major Market: Denver