We are always looking for passionate, knowledgeable, and all round
great people who specialize in golf course and sports turf maintenance, and turf redevelopment projects.

Available Positions

ASSISTANT GROUNDSMAN POSITION

We are looking to fill an assistant groundsman position at Northcote College, one of our contract maintenance school sites in Auckland.  The salary will reflect experience, with a range between $35K-$40K.

The closing date for applications with covering letter and CV is Friday 28th July 2017.

ABOUT THE ROLE

You will be working with the head groundsman, assisting with all aspects of maintenance of the sports fields and surrounding areas at the school.  We are looking for someone with a positive attitude, and willingness to learn, who is prepared to work as part of a team to ensure the sporting facilities at the school are maintained and presented to a high standard.  This could be your opportunity to start a career in the turf industry, with Turftech offering sponsorship and support to suitable candidates to complete a turf apprenticeship.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE ASSISTING WITH:

  • Sports field maintenance, consisting of mowing, fertilising, line marking and seasonal renovations
  • Maintaining the gardens, paths, and lawns
  • Ensuring the school grounds are presented to a high standard on a daily basis

TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL HAVE:

  • A positive attitude and great work ethic
  • Turf and/or gardening experience would be beneficial (but not essential)
  • Initiative and drive to do the best for the customer

TURFTECH AS AN EMPLOYER
Turftech prides itself on delivering a superior service for all its customers, and providing opportunities for its employees to grow and develop their skills in different areas of turf management.   Our employees can be found working at schools, on golf courses, and on turf redevelopment projects.  The careers page on our website will give you an insight into working at Turftech.

Tips when applying:

Attitude is everything
Include a covering letter with your CV
Make sure your application reaches us by the closing date (if there is one)
Let your passion for the job come through in your application

Flexible Hours

As a lot of the work we do at Turftech is seasonal, and sometimes dependant on the weather, the ability to be flexible with working hours is important.  As well as flexible work hours for permanent positions, we usually take on a number of seasonal workers for the spring and summer, when our workload increases.

Social Occasions

Being a company with a number of distributed sites, we struggle to get everyone together on a regular basis.  We do usually manage to fit in our annual Golf Day (although it has been known to be derailed a few times in the history of the company by weather or workloads), as well as a company-wide get together to celebrate the year sometime in December.

Vacation Time

Our irrigation, drainage and renovation teams have a few weeks’ break over the Christmas/New Year period, and often have time off during the winter, when things are quiet. Our maintenance teams tend to build up some big hours over the spring/summer/autumn months, and have a quieter time through the winter.  Golf courses are open for business most days through the year, so our work there is never done!

Competitive Compensation

Turftech works in an industry where skills are important, and understand that to keep good skilled staff we need to offer a working environment that people enjoy working in.  This includes compensating our staff financially in line with industry trends, taking their individual skill levels and experience into account.

Advancement Opportunities

Turftech places a strong emphasis on education, and always have a number of turf trainees working in the company.  We like to think that we can offer our employees a career path in the turf industry, with opportunities to be educated, learn, and grow in the different divisions we have within the company.

Team Atmosphere

Each Turftech site has its own distinct team spirit, with individual sites organising their own social functions. Even though each site is responsible for building their own team atmosphere, the company as a whole is always keen to support getting our people together.  This is often not easy to do, with our sites stretching from Whangaparaoa in the North, Riverhead in the West, Te Kauwhata in the South, and Remuera in the East, with our depot and head office somewhere in the middle.  Any ideas for getting our teams together are always welcomed.