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Job Description – Mechanic-Greenkeeper

The Royal Dublin Golf Club, founded in 1885, is a traditional private members' golf club which also caters to overseas visiting golfers. The Mechanic-Greenkeeper would be responsible for the running of workshop and would also assist with the routine golf course maintenance tasks as directed by the Head Greenkeeper.

 

Responsibilities of the Mechanic-Greenkeeper

  • Maintaining all of the golf club machinery ensuring routine maintenance for the fleet is carefully planned and carried out to manufactures specifications and guidelines.
  • Experience of operating welding equipment.
  • Compliance with all health and safety procedures.
  • An understanding of and be competent in the use of modern golf machinery.
  • Mowing of turf (fairway, surrounds, greens, and rough) using tractors, ride-on machines and specialist hand mowers.
  • Treating turf to ensure consistent playing surfaces.
  • Setting up the golf course each day for play including the layout of the course e.g. tee marker placement, and cutting of new hole location
  • Using environmentally friendly treatments to control weeds, fungal diseases and pests when instructed to do so by supervisors or management.
  • Use of mechanically propelled vehicles such as tractors, top dressers, utility vehicles and sprayers
  • Maintain good standards of health and safety for self and others.
  • Complete any training that is put on by the Club.
  • Renovating and maintaining bunkers and other hazards such as water features.
  • Hand hosing high points and stressed areas of turf when required.
  • All other greenkeeping related duties and any tasks requested by the Head or Deputy Greenkeepers.

 

Requirements of the Mechanic-Greenkeeper

  • Mechanical experience required.
  • The ability to work as part of a team and on one's own initiative.
  • To be available for work Monday through Sunday.
  • Excellent time keeping and an understanding of how a golf course should be presented are both key requirements.
  • Ability to work out doors for 12 months of the year.
  • Full driving license.

 

Remuneration:

  • A remuneration package commensurate with the role will be offered to the successful candidate.
  • Overtime is paid weekdays at time and a half and on weekends at double time.
  • The Club has a defined contribution pension scheme that employees can join.

 

Applications:

All applications should be sent to the General Manager Jeff Fallon. Applications, will be handled in strictest confidence, can be submitted via email to jfallon@theroyaldublingolfclub.com by Monday 20th of July.