HELP WANTED: Turfgrass Assistant

Our Turfgrass Manager is leaving at the end of 2018. We are looking for a self-starter to work with him throughout the year and learn every aspect of turfgrass production and management. You will be involved in learning all the details of running a turf business, such as selecting seeds and fertilizers, spraying and mowing fields, operating and monitoring irrigation systems, cutting, loading and delivering product to customers. Ultimately, you will become the new Turfgrass Manager.

The turf business is part of a larger family-owned and operated company called Purdy Materials. In addition to producing turfgrass, Purdy Materials is a local supplier of ready-mix concrete, precast concrete, Redi-Rock blocks, basement walls, sand, gravel and limestone. www.purdymaterials.com

Title
Turfgrass Assistant

Location
Lafayette, Indiana (near Purdue University)

Position Type
Full-time

Primary Responsibilities
• Maintain fields at appropriate mowing heights
• Apply herbicide, insecticide and fertilizer, as needed
• Scout fields for problem areas and treat accordingly
• Setup and repair irrigation systems
• Operate automated turf harvester
• Keep equipment in good operating condition; service and repair, as needed
• Load and unload pallets using a forklift
• Deliver turf to customers

Basic Qualifications
• Ability to obtain class A CDL
• Ability to lift 50+ lbs regularly
• Ability to work unsupervised for extended periods of time
• Ability to accommodate a flexible schedule
• Ability to work additional hours during peak season
• Good communication skills

Preferred Qualifications
• Turfgrass or Agriculture background
• Some experience operating equipment
• Some mechanical skills

Competitive salary + health and life insurance, 401K, paid holidays and vacation

Please direct resumes to Shayla Burkhalter, HR Manager sburkhalter@purdymaterials.com

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