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Turf Care Technician

Job Number: 1063-19

Permanent   |  Surrey, BC, British Columbia   |  Posted on Sep 03, 2019 ← Back

Tradesperson – Turf Care Technician

Grounds Maintenance Department

Regular full-time CUPE position


Spread across one of the largest and fastest-growing cities in British Columbia, Surrey Schools is the city's biggest employer. Located on Canada's spectacular West Coast and nestled in the southwest corner of Green Timbers Urban Forest, we are just 30 minutes southeast of the city of Vancouver.? Surrey Schools is the largest and fastest growing public school district in BC, and with 140 sites across 316km2, most of our staff are able to work close to home. The Surrey School District team of approximately 10,000 employees works tirelessly every day to ensure that children are getting the best start they can, providing the preparation to be our leaders of tomorrow.


Reporting to the Grounds Foreman and Turf Care Technician Charge Hand in the Grounds Department, the Turf Care Technician is responsible for maintaining 89 irrigated and non-irrigated sports fields in Surrey and White Rock.  The incumbent will carry out and assist in coordinating:  irrigation, topdressing, over-seeding, aerating, fertilizing, routine repair and mowing.  Work involves physical labour, routine inspection, record keeping and report writing.  Other duties include participation in construction and renovation projects as well as the supervision and training of Grounds staff.


The Grounds Department offers staff great work-life balance with a shift of 7am-3pm, Monday to Friday, exceptional quality tools and equipment, a well maintained fleet of vehicles and a beautiful District Facilities Centre located in the heart of Surrey. 


Successful applications must have:

  • A valid Class 5 BC Drivers’ license;
  • Completion of a two-year diploma in Turf Management or Landscape Technology;
  • Minimum three years’ experience in golf or turf field maintenance or a minimum of three years’ experience in a municipal or parks department setting;
  • Must have experience in irrigation maintenance, installation and programming.
  • Preference given to applicants with experience working with Maxicom Central Control irrigation software and integrated pest management.
  • Exceptional communication skills.
  • Physical stamina to carry out the duties of this position in all weather conditions.


Interested and qualified applicants should apply through Make a Future at https://bit.ly/2U8RZub by 4:00 pm, September 12, 2019.  Please quote competition #1063-19.


This is a unionized position that offers as 37.5 hour work week, with an hourly wage rate of $33.12, plus a liberal benefit package, including pension, health, vacation and sick benefits.


Note:  The successful applicant is required to consent to a Criminal Record search prior to employment.  Only applicants selected for interviews are contacted.

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Surrey, BC, British Columbia

Start Date

Sep 16, 2019

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