Lead Golf Course Irrigation

Date:  Sep 6, 2023

Truckee, CA, US

Company:  Northstar California Resort
Shift Type:  Summer Seasonal 2023


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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.


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 Golf Course Irrigation Lead reports directly to the Golf Course Superintendent, and is responsible for operation and maintenence of the golf course irrigation systems. Daily management will include observation and operations of all irrigation related tasks and maintenence. Performance of repairs and managing special projects as needeed. Successful candidate will be willing to learn and develop as a leader at Northstar. High performing employees will be guaranteed winter employment.


Job Specifications: 

  • Expected Pay Range: $22.00 - $28.98 / hour
  • Shift Availability: Full Time
  • Skill Level: Lead


Job Responsibilities:

  • 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.
  • Ability to fill in for other golf maintenance positions when necessary.
  • Working as a team player with members of the maintenance and management groups.
  • Other duties as assigned 


Job Requirements:

  • Experience and working knowledge of the following  is required:
    • Basic electricity and hydraulics related to automated irrigation. 
    • Light equipment operation-backhoe and tractor.
  • Repairs of all irrigation system components. 
  • Ability to lead and manage staff with a respectful and positive attitude a must.
  • 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.



The expected pay range is $22.00 - $28.98. 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  493188
Reference Date: 04/12/2023 
Job Code Function: Golf Course Maintenance