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 NEEDED

We have an assistant groundsman position available at one of Turftech’s contract maintenance sites in Karaka.  This is a fulltime position.

The salary will be between $38 and $42K depending on experience.

The closing date for applications with covering letter and CV is Friday 26th January 2018.

ABOUT THE ROLE

You will be working in a small team, 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 a willingness to learn, who is prepared to work as part of a team to ensure the sporting facilities and grounds 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.

HEAD GROUNDSMAN/TURF MANAGER

Auckland Grammar School is one of New Zealand’s leading secondary schools, with a long history of top-level sporting excellence. We are looking to fill the position of head groundsman/turf manager.  In this role you will be responsible for all aspects of maintenance of the sports fields, lawns and gardens at the school.

The salary will reflect qualifications and experience, with a range between $55K-$65K.

The closing date for applications with covering letter and CV is Friday 26th January 2018.

ABOUT THE ROLE

You will be responsible for all aspects of maintenance of the sports fields, lawns and gardens at the school. You will liaise closely with the school’s property manager on day-to-day priorities, and will report to the General Manager at Turftech. You will have a good working relationship with other turf managers within Turftech, making sure this pool of expertise is used to enhance your experience and the school’s sporting environment. We are looking for someone who is prepared to put in the work required to maintain the existing high standard of the sporting facilities and grounds at Auckland Grammar.

YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Turf maintenance, including mowing, fertilizer and chemical applications, and disease recognition and treatment
  • Presenting the sports surfaces to a high level for televised fixtures
  • Maintenance and management of the cricket wickets
  • Management of the irrigation system
  • Maintaining the gardens, paths, and lawns, and the artificial sports surfaces
  • Line marking
  • Co-ordinating seasonal renovations with Turftech’s renovation team
  • Working closely with the school’s management to ensure turf management duties do not have a negative impact on sporting events
  • Management of grounds maintenance staff
  • Reporting on a regular basis to both the school’s and Turftech’s management teams
  • Working within a set budget determined by the management teams concerned

TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL HAVE:

  • A great attitude and work ethic
  • A relevant turf qualification and/or suitable experience in managing sports fields or other turf surfaces, in particular couch management
  • Irrigation management and cricket wicket knowledge
  • A Growsafe certificate, or the ability and desire to add this qualification to your skill set
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • The ability to manage and be responsible for a budget
  • Initiative and drive to do the best for the customer
  • A positive attitude and great work ethic

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.

SPORTS TURF CONSTRUCTION AND RENOVATION LABOURER

We are looking for an enthusiastic person to join our small, dedicated renovation/ construction team. Experience is not necessary; all we require is that you at least have a restricted (manual) driver’s licence, are physically fit, and have a great attitude and willingness to work.

The position is based at Turftech’s depot in Otahuhu, Auckland, but will involve working at various sites throughout Auckland and surrounding areas.

The salary will reflect your experience, with a range between $20 – $25 per hour.

The closing date for applications with covering letter and CV is Friday 19th January 2018.

ABOUT THE ROLE

You will be working as part of a small team on sports turf construction projects, and seasonal renovation jobs on golf courses and sports fields in and around Auckland. We are looking for someone who is not afraid of hard physical labour, and is passionate about delivering a premium quality product, reflecting Turftech’s high values and standards. In return Turftech is offering an opportunity to gain experience in a diverse set of skills including drainage and irrigation installation, surface shaping and levelling, excavation work, and operational skills on a wide variety of turf management equipment.

DUTIES WILL INCLUDE:

  • Working on golf course and sports field seasonal renovations, using an extensive fleet of well-maintained equipment.
  • Working as part of a close-knit team on a variety of sports turf projects, encompassing drainage, irrigation, and turf surface development.

TO BE SUCCESSFUL IN THIS ROLE YOU WILL HAVE:

  • A great attitude and work ethic, together with the ability to cope with sustained physical activity when required.
  • A desire to learn new skills and give anything a go.
  • Ability to adapt to changing circumstances, and enjoy working in a small team environment, but work independently when required.
  • Initiative and drive to do the best for the customer.
  • At least a restricted (manual) car licence.

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.