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Capilano Golf and Country Club has an exciting opportunity for an Equipment Technician to join our Fleet Maintenance team. With a variety of equipment operated at Capilano, the diversity of our fleet focuses our recruiting efforts on a technician whose mechanical expertise mirror that diversity. Working with and learning from our Fleet and Purchasing Manager, this role embraces all of the mechanical sub trades; heavy Duty, automotive, agricultural and small engine. The successful candidate could begin, continue or complete their apprenticeship in this workshop setting.

Working at a golf course is demanding and involves precise work, which requires attention to detail and an “I care” mindset. It’s a workshop environment where “it’s good enough” is not good enough. We are looking for a talented, meticulous, mechanically savvy individual, who likes a challenge and to do things properly.

Course Information
Located in West Vancouver, BC, and only 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver, Capilano Golf and Country Club is an 18-hole private facility surrounded by and with excellent access to the North shore Mountain Range. Constructed in 1938 by esteemed Canadian golf course architect Stanley Thompson, Capilano is continually ranked in the top 10 golf courses in Canada. Capilano is committed to continually restoring and improving the golf course, as part of a Course Long Range Master Plan that has been in place for several years. Working from a state-of-the-art staff Maintenance Facility that was constructed in 2011 and a new Fleet Maintenance Facility that was completed in early 2017, our high-performance Course and Grounds team is comprised of up to 38 employees who love to work outdoors, enjoy being in the
company of others, and who take pride in their work.

Responsibilities (though not limited to):
• Facilitating precise and timely preventative maintenance on a variety of turf care and heavy machinery.
• Making timely and efficient repairs to keep equipment in rotation.
• Being available as needed to support course maintenance staff with equipment-related issues.
• Work with the Superintendent, Fleet and Purchasing Manager and Assistant Superintendents to set up and adjust equipment.
• Keeping cutting equipment sharp with precision cutting units adjusted in increments of thousandths of an inch.
• Maintain a clean and hazard-free workspace and be available to perform general equipment cleaning, and facility and yard maintenance as required.

Qualifications:

• Previous mechanical and/or turf care equipment maintenance is required.
• Current or future enrolment in a mechanical trade school with the aim to start or complete an apprenticeship as an asset.
• The desire to pursue a career in turf care equipment maintenance is preferred.

Compensation:

$26-32 / hour dependent on experience

Additional benefits:
Relevant association memberships and select conferences as mutually arranged. Food and golf apparel discounts. Golf privileges at a top ten golf club in the country. Our team appreciation including monthly team events, staff golf tournaments, and work environment is second to none.

Submit resumes and cover letters in confidence addressed to: Stuart Sheridan, AGS, Course Superintendent via email to stuarts@capilanogolf.com
Capilano Golf and Country Club is currently seeking enthusiastic and motivated individuals to fill multiple Seasonal Grounds Person positions on the Course and Grounds team for the 2022 fall season. Working outdoors in an active environment, the successful candidates will be responsible for the general maintenance and the upkeep of high-quality golf course surfaces and landscape areas within the 165-acre property.

Course Information: Capilano Golf and Country Club is a world-class private 18-hole facility established in 1938 by esteemed Canadian golf course architect Stanley Thompson and continually ranked in the top 10 golf courses in Canada. Located in West Vancouver, BC the course is surrounded by mountains with excellent access to the North shore Mountain Range and is located only 20 minutes from downtown Vancouver. Capilano is committed to continually restoring and improving the golf course as part of a Course Long Range Master Plan that has been in place for several years. Our high-performance Course and Grounds team is comprised of up to 40 employees who love to work outdoors, enjoy being in the company of others, and take pride in their work.

Main responsibilities include:

• Walk mowing greens, tees, and approaches
• Small and large equipment operation (based on experience)
• Raking and maintaining bunkers and bunker surrounds
• Horticulture area maintenance
• String trimming
• General golf course maintenance-related tasks as assigned by the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendents

Qualifications:

• Previous golf course or landscape maintenance experience is an asset but not required
• Basic knowledge of the game of golf is preferred but not required
• Current British Columbia Driver’s license or equivalent required
Compensation: $16.00 - $18.45/ hour depending on experience and availability

Additional benefits:

• Golf privileges – Access to play one of Canada’s premier golf courses
• Discounts on golf apparel and food
• Extended health and benefits package
• Our team appreciation (including monthly team events, BBQs, golf tournament and competitions, and work environment) are second to none.

Schedule:

We have multiple seasonal positions available immediately through October and can be somewhat flexible with schedules and start / end dates. Weekday shifts are eight hours and weekend shifts are 4-5 hours. Typical schedules include:
• Full-time seasonal | Tuesday - Saturday or Sunday - Thursday shifts | 36-40 hrs/week
• Part-time seasonal | Friday, Saturday, Sunday & Monday| 24 hrs/week

Please note: start times are early morning (usually 6 AM) and reliable transportation is required as no public transit is available.

All resumes and cover letters should be e-mailed in a reply to this posting to:
Emerson Coulter | Assistant Superintendent
emersonc@capilanogolf.com