Milwaukee Brewers

  • Lead - Fields

    Job Locations US-WI-Milwaukee
    Posted Date 2 weeks ago(10/30/2018 4:57 PM)
    ID
    2018-1604
    # of Openings
    2
    Category
    Park Operations/Grounds
  • Overview

    Summary The Lead - Field position will be responsible for the overall care of Miller Park Grounds and leading of staff, primary focus being to provide continuity and horticultural knowledge to the Grounds Department, allowing managers to complete and fulfill their job responsibilities. This position will assist in Arizona Field Operations as well.

    Responsibilities

    Essential Duties and Responsibilities include the following. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.  Other duties may be assigned.

     

    In Season Duties and Responsibilities

    • Comprehends instruction from the Grounds management team on a daily basis, performing turf maintenance tasks; utilizing proper techniques to mow, replace sod, redefine edges, accurately apply fertilizers and cultivate the turf, while leading part-time staff on all turf maintenance responsibilities to ensure the MLB quality field conditions
    • Implements proper clay maintenance procedures and is aware of moisture levels and needs throughout the day on all clay surfaces including the mound, home plate, infield skin, and bullpens
    • Communicates and instructs part-time staff in the proper batting practice set-up, while transitioning to and from team workouts
    • Leads part-time staff by exhibiting safe and correct set-up/tear down of Stadium Grow Lights
    • Understands and operates all equipment in a safe manner including but not limited to skid steer, forklift, tractors, mowers, edger, painters, utility carts, and infield groomers
    • Helps maintain a clean, safe, and professional working environment that includes equipment upkeep and proper organization of our shop/work area

    Off Season Duties and Responsibilities

    • Executes snow removal procedures that include plowing, sweeping, shoveling and the application of salt with a great level of detail, while being able to adequately anticipate inclement winter weather conditions
    • Perform small engine maintenance, and shop equipment repair
    • Accurately record inventory of all tools, shop supplies, fertilizers, irrigation supplies and uniforms
    • Assists with Arizona Field Operations, January – March

    Qualifications

    Qualifications To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required.

    • Wisconsin Pesticide Applicators license or ability to obtain within 4 months of hiring
    • Full-time availability to work any scheduled Grounds shifts 11 months a year
    • Ability to work in Arizona during the months of January, February and March
    • Must have a valid driver’s license

    Education and/or Experience

    Preferred candidates would possess an Associates or Bachelor's degree (B. A.) from four-year college or university in Turf Management, soils, horticulture, or related college program; or one to two years related experience and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience. One to two years major/minor league or collegiate baseball experience desired.

     

    Reasoning Ability      

    Ability to apply common sense understanding to carry out detailed but uninvolved written or oral instructions.  Ability to deal with problems involving a few concrete variables in standardized situations.   

                                           

    Physical Demands

    The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel and talk or hear. The employee is frequently required to reach with hands and arms. The employee is regularly required to stand; walk; sit and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision and ability to adjust focus.

     

    Work Environment

    The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

     

    While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly exposed to outside weather conditions, which may include heat, cold and various forms of precipitation.

    The employee is occasionally exposed to moving mechanical parts.

    The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.

     

    Work Hours                                                     

    Business hours are Monday – Friday 9 am – 5pm, however, additional hours may be required on weekends, evenings and some holidays.

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