Stadium Assistant Groundskeeper

  Soccer Franchise
  Central Region
  Sports Services
  Posted/Updated: 07/09/20

Job Summary

 
 
In This Role You Will:
  • Track growth progress, soil moisture, shear strength, and field hardness to help ensure player safety and field quality; and 
  • Complete preventive maintenance on various pieces of equipment and ensure all equipment remains in working and operational condition; and
  • Keep up-to-date and accurate records of fertilizer, pesticide and other chemical applications; and
  • Train crew members, to include interns, in the proper use of equipment, tools, chemicals, and their applications; and
  • Research FIFA and MLS standards and ensure that playing surfaces meet these standards; and
  • Able to make precise and timely decisions that affect field conditions; and
  • Complete projects and special assignments within budgets as directed by the organization; and
  • Maintain daily field maintenance and make suggestions of improvements when necessary.

 

Requirements:
 

  • Bachelor’s degree in Turf Management, Horticulture, or Plant Science required 

  • 3 years relevant work in maintaining professional quality sports fields

  • Working knowledge of field construction and maintenance pertaining to irrigation, drainage, rootzone, and artificial turf

  • Experience in grow lights preferred but not required

  • Experience working with warm climate turfgrass species 

  • English language proficiency is essential and Spanish/English bilingual skills are a plus

  • Working knowledge of FIFA and MLS rules and regulations

  • Ability to obtain a Texas pesticide applicators license

  • Proficiency in Microsoft applications, knowledge of current technologies and commitment to remain up to date with industry best practices

  • Must have high level of interpersonal skills to handle sensitive and confidential situations and information

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

 



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