Irrigation Technician
Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation

Bully Pulpit Golf Course

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Irrigation Technician

Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation
Location:
Medora, North Dakota
Experience:
Some experience required
Start Date:
Starts immediately!

There’s no organization quite like the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation (TRMF). We’re a premier tourism operation—and we’re a 501c(3) non-profit. We welcome hundreds of thousands of guests to an exciting, diverse lineup of entertainment, historical, and educational attractions—and we work tirelessly to connect people to Medora for positive life-changing experiences.

TRMF was established in 1986—but our story begins before that. In 1962, nationally-renowned businessman Harold Schafer took an interest in a historic old town named Medora. He loved its history, its striking location, and its potential to inspire others. So he began revitalizing the old town: he restored a historic hotel, brought the Medora Musical to town, and so much more.

It was 1986 when the Schafer family, with Harold ready to retire from business, donated all they’d created in Medora to establish the non-profit Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation.

In the years since, we’ve grown from a staff of a handful of folks to more than 50 full-time employees, with hundreds more seasonal workers and over 650 volunteers. We’ve awarded hundreds of thousands of dollars worth of scholarships to our staff. The Medora Musical has earned the attention of The New York Times. And we’ve earned a reputation as the #1 tourism and hospitality provider in North Dakota.

We are a team of people who draw inspiration from Medora. We deeply respect this place, and the people we meet here. We deliver excellence in hospitality. We work with creativity and integrity. We’re a family that values family.

We are the Theodore Roosevelt Medora Foundation.

This Position:

Course Overview: Bully Pulpit is a nationally acclaimed 18-hole, par 72 daily fee golf course designed by Dr. Michael Hurdzan. We are located on the I-94 corridor in the Scenic and historic Badlands of North Dakota along the Little Missouri River, just 3 miles south of Historic Medora, ND.? The golf course measures 7,166 yards from the Championship tees but has four other sets to choose from. Greens are grassed with Seaside II creeping bentgrass, and the tees, fairways, and roughs are a mixture of Kentucky Blues and Fine Fescues.? Modern equipment fleet of Toro and John Deere units.

Summary/Objective  

The primary function of the Irrigation Technician is to repair, maintain and troubleshoot all Bully Pulpit irrigation infrastructure and related specialty systems on the course. 

Duties/Responsibilities 

  • Inspects, repairs, and maintains all irrigation systems. This includes repairing pipe breaks and replacing irrigation pipe; repairing and replacing head and valve;, raising and leveling heads; backfilling, cleaning and replacing the surrounding turf with care and precision; troubleshooting sprinklers, valves and irrigation clocks; installation of new irrigation systems and components; review and update zones to ensure best possible irrigation coverage. 
  • Performs manual inspections of irrigation system and pump stations. 
  • Programs irrigation systems to ensure proper watering of landscapes being maintained. 
  • Winterization of irrigation systems in the fall. 
  • Communicates all systems performance irregularities to the Superintendent. 
  • Provides management with technical analysis of course playability, and how they relate to the current state of the irrigation system. 
  • Ensures adequate inventory for all irrigation, and pump stations parts and related supplies. 
  • Assists staff and contractors with locating current underground systems related utilities, piping, and communication conduit. 
  • Schedules irrigation systems operation and repairs in coordination with Assistants and/or Superintendent. 
  • Cleans and maintains safe and orderly irrigation parts room and pump stations in conjunction with maintaining appropriate inventories of repair parts in these spaces. 
  • Assists in maintaining irrigation as-built mapping though GPS and land surveying. 
  • Prepare and maintain records of time and materials utilized. 
  • Makes recommendations and cost analysis on construction projects and equipment purchase that pertain to systems installations or renovations. 
  • Communicates with Assistants and/or Superintendent and respective contractors regarding the pump stations annual inspections, and keeps full record and documentation of these inspections.   
  • Operates basic, primary and heavy equipment and provides general labor support for the golf course department. 
  • Maintains a clean and safe work area environment at all times on the grounds, in the grounds maintenance building, and in all related work areas. 
  • Proposes improvement ideas to enhance work environment, operations, efficiency, and/or streamline work processes to the Assistants and /or Superintendent. 
  • Reports unsafe conditions and situations that warrant attention to a member of the golf course leadership team immediately or as so as is practical. 
  • Attends seminars for related professional training. 
  • Performs all other duties deemed by management to be an integral part of the job.  

Supervisory Responsibilities: 

  • None 

Required Skills/Abilities

  • Knowledge of irrigation control panels and computer systems. 
  • Ability to operate basic landscape equipment. 
  • Excellent written and interpersonal communication skills. 
  • Must be highly organized and have sound time management. 
  • Ability to work with accuracy and utilize effective judgment under pressure of time sensitive deadlines. 
  • High attention to detail.  
  • Ability to read blueprints. 
  • Proficient using diagnostic tools such as: multimeters, flow meters, fault finders, locators, and leak detectors. 
  • Proficient with Microsoft Office Suite or similar software. 
  • Possess a valid driver’s license. 

Required Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or general education degree (GED); one year certificate from college or technical school specifically in Golf Course Irrigation; or equivalent combination of education and experience is required. 
  • Past golf course or sports turf management experience as crew member or an assistant irrigation technician preferred. 
  • Minimum of 5 years’ irrigation experience. 
  • Familiarity with Toro and Rainbird irrigation systems and equipment. 
  • Experience with computer controlled irrigation systems. 
  • Knowledge of irrigation principles and practices such as soil to water and plant relationships. 
  • Knowledge of the principles of electric hydraulic, pipe and fittings, pump stations and record keeping.

Our Location:

TRMF is located in the heart of the Badlands: Medora, North Dakota.

It’s situated near the border separating North Dakota and Montana, along Interstate 94. Medora is the basecamp to Theodore Roosevelt National Park: 110 square miles of rugged beauty. You’re never more than a few minutes away from a night under the stars or a bike ride along the thrilling Maah Daah Hey Trail. In Medora, beauty and adventure abound.

Our central hub of operations, the Life Skills Center, is a state-of-the-art campus, purpose-built for the glory of work and the joy of living. It features a dining room, a fitness center, as well as spaces for music, studying, learning, prayer, reflection, and socializing—all designed with our employees in mind.

Why Apply?

  • You have a passion for TRMF, the Badlands and the game of golf
  • Competitive wages 
  • Free Employee meals provided during the summer season 
  • Company paid medical, dental, vision insurance for employee only 
  • 401(k) with 6% company match, immediate vesting  
  • Explore Medora and its attractions free or at discounted costs. Including the Medora Musical, Bully Pulpit Golf Course, Trail Rides, Mini Golf, Retail Shops and more! 

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