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Golf Course Maintenance Workers

Southport is a not-for-profit property management and development company, located 3 km south of Portage la Prairie, Manitoba, Canada. Southport’s mission is “To stimulate economic development in the communities we serve by realizing the full potential of Southport’s airspace, airport, and commercial and residential properties”. We are committed to providing quality customer service and establishing a sense of community around Southport that will enrich the experience of doing business with us.

Southport is looking to grow its dedicated team with the addition of one (1) full-time and two (2) part-time Golf Course Maintenance Workers at the Southport Golf Club. The Golf Course Maintenance Worker is responsible for supporting the Golf Course Superintendent and the Manager, Recreational Facilities in all aspects of maintaining the golf course grounds, greens, and associated work areas. The ideal candidate will be motivated to learn new skills and will take pride in their contribution to the high quality of the golf course grounds. The Golf Course Maintenance Worker will contribute to a welcoming experience for all members, guests, and other team members.

Primary responsibilities include performing routine maintenance tasks and landscaping projects while adhering to all safety protocols. You will work collaboratively with the golf course superintendent and other team members to maintain high standards of appearance and playability throughout the golf season.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Perform regular upkeep tasks such as mowing, edging, and watering greens, tees, fairways, and rough areas to maintain optimal playing conditions.
  • Assist with landscaping projects including sodding, planting, pruning, weeding, mulching, and fertilizing to enhance the aesthetic appearance of the golf course.
  • Operate and maintain a diverse range of equipment such as walking and riding greens mowers, tee mowers, fairway mowers, rough mowers, rollers, bunker rakes, carts, push mowers as well as a variety of hand and power tools, safely and efficiently.
  • Monitor and maintain irrigation systems to ensure proper watering of the course, adjusting as needed to optimize water usage and turf health.
  • Rake and maintain sand traps (bunkers) to ensure they are free of debris and provide a consistent playing surface.
  • Apply pesticides, herbicides, and fertilizers in accordance with regulatory requirements and safety protocols to control weeds, pests, and maintain turf health.
  • Assist is setting up the course for daily play, tournaments, and events by placing tee markers, flags, and other course accessories.
  • Observe all safety practices and protocols set forth by the Southport Golf Club and Southport Aerospace Centre Inc. and adhere to all safety procedures and regulations while operating equipment and performing maintenance tasks.
  • Maintain a clean and organized work environment.
  • Work closely with the golf superintendent, and other maintenance personnel to prioritize tasks and ensure efficient operations of the golf course maintenance team.
  • Other tasks related to the maintenance of the Southport Golf Course and clubhouse buildings, as required.
  • Able to work weekends, early morning shifts, and holidays.
  • Other duties as assigned.

Position Requirements:

  • Previous experience in golf course maintenance or landscaping would be considered an asset.
  • Strong attention to detail and commitment to maintaining high standards of course appearance and playability.
  • Willingness to work early mornings, weekends and holidays as needed, particularly during peak golf season.
  • Work tasks are performed predominantly outdoors and involve physical strength, endurance, and manual dexterity to use and operate all necessary equipment.
  • Requires walking and standing for long periods of time.  The duration of time will vary dependent on the specific task being accomplished.
  • Must be able to exert, lift, and carry heavy objects up to 50 pounds frequently and up to 25 pounds regular and perform manual labour for extended periods of time in various weather conditions.
  • Valid Class 5 Driver's License
  • Must be able to work outdoors for long periods of time, in often in hot or inclement weather.
  • Ability to exercise initiative and independent judgment with little supervision.
  • Effective oral and written communication skills.
  • Excellent prioritizing, multi tasking, and problem-solving skills.
  • Previous experience in the field would be considered an asset.
  • Previous maintenance experience would be considered an asset.
  • Fundamental understanding of the game of golf would be considered an asset.
  • Must understand that the job is physically demanding.
  • Must be willing to work in all weather conditions.
  • Ability to work individually and as part of a team, with minimum supervision.
  • Ability to work day, evening, and weekend shifts and holidays.
  • Given the cultural diversity of our region, the ability to respect and promote a culturally diverse population is required.

Prior to the commencement of employment, the successful applicant will be required to provide proof of COVID-19 vaccination by providing a Government of Manitoba issued QR code and photo identification or providing proof of an exemption from the COVID-19 vaccination approved by the Government of Manitoba.

Join the Southport Team – as an employee of Southport, you will receive the following:

  • $16.20/hour
  • Golfing privileges while employed by the Southport Golf Club.
  • We’ll set you up for success by providing in-depth training with your team and mentors, working in partnership with our leadership team.
  • You’ll enjoy special events, celebrations, and unique perks, specific to your role and work environment, that reinforce our commitment to creating a wonderful employee experience.
  • Our unique rewards and recognition programs are designed to celebrate you, your contributions and promote your success.

Interested applicants are invited to submit their application below.

Any questions regarding this job can be addressed to:

Southport Aerospace Centre Inc.
Attention: Human Resources
25 Centennaire Drive
Southport, MB R0H 1N1
Email: hr@southport.ca
Phone: 204-428-6031

This job posting will remain open until filled. We thank all applicants for their interest; however, only those selected for an interview will be contacted.

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