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As leaders in contract based golf course and school grounds maintenance, Turftech offers a superior service with great results.  We are also well-equipped to provide irrigation and drainage installations, with our hi-tech specialist machinery.

Call us today for an obligation free chat regarding the benefits of outsourcing your maintenance, or engaging our construction expertise.

Get In Touch

Email: info@turftech.co.nz
Phone: +64 9 270 3367
Address:

161 Great South Road
Otahuhu
Auckland 1062

Our Location

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

Available Positions

TURF MANAGER AT HAMILTON BOYS HIGH SCHOOL

Turftech are looking for a motivated Turf Manager to take full responsibility for the green space management at Hamilton Boys High School. As Head Groundsman, it will be your responsibility to maintain the school grounds to the highest standards. The salary will reflect qualifications and experience.

 The closing date for applications with covering letter and CV is Wednesday 10th April 2019.

ABOUT THE ROLE

You will be responsible for all aspects of maintenance of the sports fields, cricket wickets, artificial turf, hard surfaces, lawns and gardens. You will liaise closely with the school’s property manager on day-to-day priorities, and report to the General Manager at Turftech. You will have a good working relationship with other grounds managers within Turftech, making sure this pool of expertise is used to enhance your experience and the school’s environment. We are looking for someone who is prepared to put in the work required to present the grounds to a level a school of this calibre deserves.

YOU WILL BE RESPONSIBLE FOR:

  • Maintenance and management of the live turf cricket wicket
  • Sports field maintenance, including mowing, fertilizer and chemical applications, and disease recognition and treatment
  • Presenting the live turf and artificial sports surfaces to a high level for sports fixtures
  • Sports field line marking
  • Co-ordinating and helping with seasonal renovations of the cricket wicket and sports fields with Turftech’s renovation team
  • Managing an assistant gardener with the day-to-day garden and lawn maintenance duties, including planting, weeding, pest and disease control, and seasonal pruning
  • Working closely with the school’s management to ensure all grounds maintenance duties do not have a negative impact on school operations
  • 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 green spaces
  • Cricket wicket knowledge would be beneficial, however it’s not a necessity, as training and support will be provided.
  • A Growsafe certificate, or the ability and desire to add this qualification to your skill set
  • Good written and verbal communication skills
  • Computer literacy
  • The ability to manage and be responsible for a budget
  • 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.  We place 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 and horticulture industry, with opportunities to be educated, learn, and grow in the different divisions we have within the company.

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.  Turf is always growing, so our work at schools and sports fields 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

Even though each Turftech site has its own distinct team spirit and 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 Northcote in the North to Te Kauwhata in the South, with our depot and head office somewhere in the middle.  Any ideas for getting our teams together are always welcomed, and we ALWAYS get together for an end-of-year bash to celebrate everyone’s achievements .

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