RECENT OR POTENTIAL GRADS: Golf Course Turf Care Labourer

  • Location: Columbia Valley, BC
  • Deadline: July 31, 2022 at 11:59 pm

Fairmont Hot Springs Resort – Golf Course Turf Care Labourer

Position Summary – A Turf Care Labourer is responsible to perform routine manual labour involved in golf course maintenance; do semi-skilled grounds construction and maintenance work; operate small hand-powered equipment; and perform work involving large equipment such as tractors, loaders and fairway, green, tee and rough mowers.

Major Duties & Responsibilities:
• Operates mowers and other equipment to trim around greens, aprons, tees, around trees, fence lines, banks, and hillsides.
• Edges cart paths;
• Edges, rakes and maintains sand bunkers;
• Sets tee markers and cups on the greens daily;
• Maintains ball washers; replaces tee towels and flags when needed;
• Removes debris and empties garbage receptacles;
• Mows greens, tees, fairways, and rough with appropriate mower;
• Maintains fuel and fluid levels for all types of equipment on a daily basis;
• Reports equipment problems or failure to the Equipment Mechanic or Supervisor immediately;
• Returns all equipment to the designated location at the maintenance facility;
• Cleans the maintenance areas.
• Helps in project work;
• Assists in the construction of new greens, tees, bunkers and fairways; grades and prepares soil base; lays sod; and seeds tees, greens and fairways;
• Installs forms and lays walks and paths using gravel and asphalt mixes; excavates and backfills ditches and trenches with hand tools;
• Repairs and replaces pipe on irrigation systems.
• Co-operate and accept other assignments as and when required.

Minimum Qualifications & Skills:

Knowledge of:
• Methods and materials used in grounds and landscaped area.
• Construction/maintenance work.
• Working knowledge of power tools and equipment.
• General repair and maintenance procedures.

Ability to:
• Work a varied hours and days.
• Perform work requiring a high degree of physical stamina outdoors in a variety of weather conditions.
• Use hand and power tools and equipment.
• Operate trucks and light motorized equipment.
• Follow oral and written directions.
• Work safely without presenting a direct threat to self or others.

Additional Requirements:
• This position may require the use of FHS Golf Management vehicles. If this is the case,
a Turf Care Labourer must be physically capable of operating the vehicles safely,
possess a valid driver’s license and have an acceptable driving record. Use of a
personal vehicle for FHS Golf Management business will be prohibited if the Turf Care
Labourer is not authorized to drive a vehicle or if the employee does not have personal
insurance coverage.

Physical Requirements:
• Frequent sitting, standing, walking, driving, twisting and turning from waist,
bending/stooping, kneeling, and pushing and pulling objects with and without wheels.
Occasional climbing, squatting, lifting and moving objects weighing up to 50 lbs. and
working with fingers is required. Continuous handling and fingering objects. Near and
far vision as well as good depth perception and colour vision are important. There is an
occasional need to hear and talk in quiet surroundings and a frequent need to hear and
talk in noisy surroundings. Continuous use of senses.


  • Between $16.00 – $17.00/hr


  • We have subsidized housing available for our team members. Housing is located within the community of Fairmont Hot Springs, and is a short walk away from the resort. All housing is shared (no single rooms) and comes fully furnished. You have access to free laundry facilities, kitchen(s), and public spaces. More information, including pictures and how to apply would be provided through the interview/hiring process.


  • If driving, we are located in the Columbia Valley approximately 1 hour North of Cranbrook, BC on highway 93/95. This link takes you to our “About Us” page on the website, which includes directions for getting here:
  • If flying, we recommend you fly into the Cranbrook Airport. We will arrange a shuttle to pick you up from there and bring you to the resort.

To apply please send resume and cover letter to