Job Post – Bellerive Country Club – Irrigation Specialist

Irrigation Specialist


Education and/or Experience

  • High School diploma or GED desired.
  • Experience working for a golf course, landscaping irrigation service, commercial irrigation or the like desired.


Job Knowledge, Core Competencies and Expectations

  • Working knowledge of basic electricity and hydraulics related to an irrigation system, including
    automatic valves and controllers and various types of pumps and pumping systems.
  • Knowledge of principles and practices of turf grass management.
  • Knowledge of pump station maintenance and repair.
  • Knowledge of tools, methods and materials used in grounds maintenance work.
  • Knowledge of and ability to perform required role in emergency situations.
  • Able to efficiently work in a fast-paced environment.


Job Summary (Essential Functions)

Responsible for the operation and maintenance of all irrigation and drainage systems on the club’s
golf course and grounds work with other irrigation employees.


Job Tasks/Duties

  • Waters greens, tees, fairways, rough, lawns and other areas as needed or scheduled.
  • Monitors daily water usage and informs of any needed adjustments to the irrigation computer settings.
  • Operates irrigation heads in dry areas needing additional water.
  • Designs, implements and maintains mechanical and electrical components of course irrigation system.
  • Repairs equipment associated with irrigation (i.e., irrigation pipes and irrigation heads).
  • Performs preventive maintenance on all equipment associated with irrigation.
  • Maintains complete records on all equipment maintenance associated with irrigation.
  • Controls expenses associated with irrigation equipment and activities.
  • Maintains inventory of parts needed for irrigation equipment.
  • Performs all record-keeping relative to irrigation system including weather and rainfall data; assists in recording fertilizer and pesticide applications.
  • Performs monthly well and pump water usage reports.
  • Helps in grading and preparing soil base, laying sod and seeding greens, tees and fairways.
  • Assists in repairing greens with seeds or plugs of new grass when needed.
  • Operates dump trucks and other light equipment in hauling materials and removing debris.
  • May occasionally supervise crews for special projects.


Licenses and Special Requirements:


  • Valid driver’s license.


Physical Demands and Work Environment

  • Regularly exposed to moving mechanical parts and outside weather conditions.
  • Frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals.
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions; high, precarious places; extreme cold; extreme heat; risk of electrical shock; and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate to loud.
  • Able to meet and perform the physical requirements and to work effectively in an environment which is typical of this position.
  • Frequent lifting, bending, climbing, stooping and pulling.
  • Frequent repetitive motions.
  • Continuous standing and walking.
  • May need to use some protective equipment, such as a respirator, gloves, earplugs, eye guards/visors,
    boots and hat.

Carlos Arraya

Certified Golf Course Superintendent

 P: 314.275.9458


 Bellerive Country Club  |  314.434.4400

12925 Ladue Rd.  |  St. Louis, MO 63141