Entry level position with the company, no experience necessary. Performs basic manual labor tasks, responsible for following specific directions from immediate supervisor. Must be able to work well with others. Will be required to use a wide variety of small hand tools
Skilled labor position, already familiar with the methods and techniques of golf course construction. Works alone or with others, uses hand tools and occasionally operates small pieces of equipment. Ability to complete tasks with less supervision.
A person who has worked up from labor II usually fills this position. Responsible for operating and maintaining smaller pieces of equipment, such as skid loaders, tractors, mini-excavators. Has limited experience with equipment, but understands how to safely operate and work around people. Often required to work with small groups of laborers, and often required to work as a laborer.
More experienced operator. Capable of operating a wide range of equipment including loaders, backhoes, dump-trucks, and scrapers. Has a good understanding of equipment maintenance requirements and safe operation.
Highly skilled operator. Capable of operating everything on the job, including dozers and large excavators. Sets the example for other operators to follow, and assists the superintendent in monitoring all equipment operation on the job. Performs a wide variety of tasks and accomplishes them with little supervision.
Entry level position for someone with education or equivalent experience. Accomplishes specific projects with a small group, operates equipment, and performs manual labor. Communicates directly with superintendent and assistant superintendent. Always conscious of quality, safety, and production goals.
Very experienced crew leader. Someone who has a general understanding of every process in golf course construction. Communicates directly with superintendent and assistant superintendent. Participates in decision making and goal setting. Ability to operate equipment at the operator III level. Monitors quality, safety, and production goals. Ability to supervise several groups and resolve problems independently. Bi-lingual preferred.
Assists and participates in every operation on the job. May run equipment one day, layout and stake another day, work with a greens-tile crew the next day. This is a possible entry-level position for a college graduate, and a prelude to management. Requires professional appearance, eagerness to learn, and positive attitude along with dedication to quality, customer service, and teamwork. Bi-lingual preferred.
Experienced in golf course construction. In charge of layout, as-builts, working with shapers, managing crews, and administrative tasks. This position represents the company to owners, architects, office staff, and sub-contractors and has knowledge of contract requirements, specifications, budgeting and scheduling. Must have working knowledge of equipment operation and maintenance to develop and monitor both maintenance and safety programs. Capable of independent decision making and running the job in the absence of the superintendent. Professional appearance and excellent communication skills. Bi-lingual preferred.
Skilled equipment operator capable of reading plans and interpreting architectural design to achieve rough shapes of greens, tees, bunkers, etc. Usually works ahead of a finish shaper on a larger dozer.
More experienced shaper, capable of achieving finer details. Communicates with architect, and has ability to adapt to differences in design. May rough shape, or finish shape depending on the current need. Bi-lingual preferred
Shaper III (Lead, A)
The person primarily responsible of achieving the architects vision. Works closely with the superintendent and architect. Provides leadership for the other shapers and equipment operators on site and helps train and develop staff. Able to operate a wide variety of equipment. Involved in decision making with superintendent, participates in morning meetings, and directs employees as needed. Maintains relationships with owners and architects. Excellent communication skills and professional appearance. Bi-lingual necessary.
Runs smaller jobs and renovations. Bi-lingual required.
More experienced, capable of running larger projects. Bi-lingual required
General Superintendent. Oversees several projects