Sports Turf Technician — Southern Methodist University (Dallas)


Division: Facilities Planning & Management

Hourly Rate: $15.75

 Job Summary:

This position is responsible for assisting in the daily operations of the turf management department. Responsibilities include, but are not limited to: the maintenance, repair, painting, fertilizing, spraying cultural practices and mowing the athletics fields and Intramural fields, fertilization, mowing, irrigation, field painting and preparation for athletic contests, game day set up for Ford Stadium and Wescott Field.

Essential Functions:

  • Performs routing maintenance of campus fields and turf. This includes, but is not limited to: mowing, fertilizing, spraying, painting, and irrigating.
  • Repairs and conducts preventative maintenance on equipment as needed
  • Seeds and sods worn areas.
  • Other tasks as directed

Education and Experience:

  • A high school diploma, or equivalent, and a minimum of 1 year of work experience is required for this position.
  • Experience in the collegiate or professional athletic filed maintenance is strongly desired.  Considerable experience in the operation and maintenance of athletic field facilities is preferred.
  • Must possess a TX driver’s license and a clear MVR.

 Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

The ideal candidate should have considerable knowledge of the practices, methods, materials, equipment and tools used in the maintenance of athletic fields.  Some knowledge of effective supervisory methods and techniques is desirable.

Knowledge of the hazards and necessary safety precautions in the general labor and maintenance work is preferred.  Candidate should show skill in demonstrating and teaching proper use and care of tools and equipment in athletic field maintenance.  Must have the ability to understand and follow oral and written instructions.

Ability to manage CMMS and basic knowledge of Word and Excel applications is preferred.

Some evening and weekend work is required for scheduled work.  Must have the ability to work a flexible schedule.

Physical/Environmental Demands:

  • Bend, Squat, Stand
  • Crawl, Climb, Kneel
  • Walk for long distances
  • Reach above shoulders
  • Handle objects (dexterity)
  • Push/Pull; Carry/lift over 50lbs.
  • Exposure to excessive noise
  • Around moving machinery
  • Exposure to marked changes in temperature/or humidity
  • Exposure to dust, fumes, gases, radiation, microwave
  • Drives motorized equipment
  • Works in confined quarters

DEADLINE TO APPLY:  This position is open until filled.

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Southern Methodist University (SMU) will not discriminate in any employment practice, education program, education activity, or admissions on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, age, disability, genetic information, or veteran status. SMU’s commitment to equal opportunity includes nondiscrimination on the basis of sexual orientation and gender identity and expression.  The Executive Director for Access and Equity/Title IX1   Coordinator is designated to handle inquiries regarding the nondiscrimination policies, including the prohibition of sex discrimination under Title IX. The Executive Director/Title IX Coordinator may be reached at the Perkins Administration Building, Room 204, 6425 Boaz Lane, Dallas, TX 75205, 214-768-3601,  Inquiries   regarding   the application of Title IX may also be directed to the Assistant Secretary for Civil Rights of the U.S. Department of Education.

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