Groundskeeper

  • Full Time
  • Waco, TX

Sports Field Solutions (“SFS”) is a Texas-based sports field maintenance and construction company that is looking to hire a Groundskeeper. Sports Field Solutions was founded 14 years ago and has achieved incredible growth across Texas and our vision is to continue to grow in smart ways. We serve a wide array of customers, spanning a number of sectors: professional and minor league sports teams; universities and school districts; and cities and youth organizations. We have the opportunity to work for; The Texas Rangers, Baylor University, UNT, UT- Austin, SMU, UT-San Antonio, and UT-Arlington.

Sports Field Solutions is passionate about building and maintaining our company culture. Our team is filled with people who live by our governing values: Sacrifice, Hustle, Improvement, Execution, Love, and Dependability. These values are representative of the standards our team members hold and are searching for someone who holds these characteristics.

Groundskeeper (Athletic Fields)

Description:  Sports Field Solutions is looking to add a Full-Time team member to our company in the role of Groundskeeper at Baylor University. Applicants with, or seeking, turf management degrees or certifications are preferred as well as those with previous grounds experience. This position is a great opportunity for a highly motivated individual who is eager to learn all facets of maintaining high quality playing surfaces. This position may require working long hours, nights and weekends.   Groundskeepers are responsible for maintaining playing fields, clay areas, and common areas at the university to ensure a safe and competitive playing surface that exceeds NCAA Division I standards.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Prepare, maintain and restore grounds within the assigned field as directed, including any and all activities or tasks fundamental to baseball/softball field care
  • Work with other grounds staff as directed
  • Maintain all clay areas including: infield skin, mounds, home plate and warning track
  • Report/address field issues such as turf stress, disease, wear areas, etc.
  • Monitor, report, and resolve irrigation issues, problems and/or concerns on assigned fields or complex
  • Recognize, prioritize, and implement best course of action practices in all aspects of field preparation
  • Operate powered equipment such as mowers, tractors, sprayers and sod cutters
  • Ensure proper use of equipment and adhere to safety standards and precautions
  • Maintain, clean and repair tools, equipment and structures.
  • Prepare daily task sheets and include all requested information.
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Qualifications: 

  • Candidates must be recently graduated from a turf management or horticultural program. Grounds-related experience may be considered in lieu
  • Self-motivated and possess a desire to learn and grow as an individual and professional
  • Able to work independently and as a part of a team under stressful and fast paced, changing circumstances
  • Take pride in the quality of your work and work ethic
  • Able to lift, carry and transport up to 50lbs and stand and work for long periods of time, including nights, weekends and holidays.
  • Excellent communication and interpersonal skills and an outgoing personality
  • Able to work independently and as a part of a team under stressful and fast paced, changing circumstances
  • Prompt, reliable, helpful, alert and observant
  • Self-motivated and possess a desire to learn

All positions at Sports Field Solutions offer outstanding opportunities for growth and development, both professionally and personally. See our website, www.Sportsfieldsolutions.com, for more information about our company, team, and services.

Sports Field Solutions is an equal opportunity employer and  value diversity at our company. Discrimination against any person during any aspect of recruiting, employment, or personal management because of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, pregnancy, disability, veteran’s status or any other category protected by the state and federal laws is prohibited.

To apply for this job email your details to zramirez@sportsfieldsolutions.com