Stadium Maintenance Technician

  • Full Time
  • Kinston, NC
  • $ 35,755-$49,836

Performs skilled technical work in the upkeep of the building and grounds at a municipal stadium, and related work as required. Work is performed under the supervision of the Stadium Maintenance Supervisor. Limited supervision is exercised over subordinate part- time personnel.

Essential Functions
Participating in all aspects of the maintenance, care and improvement of the stadium facilities, grounds and field.

The following functions are intended only as illustrations of the various types of work performed. The omission of specific duties does not exclude them from the position if the work is similar, related or a logical assignment to the position.

  • Maintains baseball playing surface to minor league specifications; performs various landscaping duties on field and outside grounds such as mowing, edging, fertilizing, dragging, watering, aerating, soil testing, maintains infield clay; packing mounds, raking, over-seeding and grading.
  • Repairs batters’ box; troubleshoots and repairs irrigation system; plans and applies year round fertilizer, insecticide and pesticide program.
  • Sets up batting cage, protective screens, turf savers and other equipment for practice.
  • Plans and coordinates special events; works with event coordinators to handle details; serves as liaison between the City and team staff.
  • Assists in training seasonal grounds keeping staff; sets hours and schedule for personnel.
  • Maintains vehicle maintenance sheets on equipment; performs small repairs on landscaping equipment and tools.
  • Reads field lighting design plans to assist with field light placement; orders and changes field light bulbs.
  • Performs related tasks as required.

Minimum Qualifications
General knowledge of basic turf-grass maintenance; general knowledge of fertilizers, pesticides and other materials used in turf-grass work; general knowledge of ball field maintenance and care; ability to plan and supervise the work of subordinates; ability to use specialized tools and equipment associated with stadium and field maintenance and repair; ability to establish and maintain effective working relationships with contractors, associates and the general public.

Education and Experience
Associates/Technical degree with coursework in turf grass or sports field management, or related field and moderate experience in sports field or turf-grass management, or equivalent combination of education and experience. Minimum 3 years’ experience preferred.

Special Requirements

  • Possession of North Carolina Department of Agriculture Certified Pesticide Operators License (Turf and Ornamental Category). Possession of Turf-grass Professional and Sports Field Manager certifications preferred.
  • Possession of an appropriate driver’s license valid in the State of North Carolina

To apply for this job please visit www.ci.kinston.nc.us.