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Sportsfield Operator

Job Description 

Job Details:
Temporary Full-Time 

Posting Status:
Open to all current Town of Oakville employees and external applicants

Two contract opportunities lasting approximately 3 months each

This position reports to the Supervisor, Sports Fields and IPM receiving daily direction from the Leadhand Sportsfields. The functions performed in this position are in accordance with established standard operating procedures and practices. Work is checked and reviewed during the performance of it.

Job Responsibilities:

  • Organize resources, supplies, labour, tools, and inform the Sports Field Leadhand of anything required to carry out assigned tasks.
  • Operate all vehicles, equipment, and tools in a safe and efficient manner and provide appropriate instruction to staff when necessary.
  • Adjust maintenance schedules to efficiently carry out; fertilizing programs, turf renovation: aeration, over seeding, and topdressing, in accordance with current practices and cultural procedures.
  • Familiarization with all official dimensions of playing surfaces; baseball diamonds, soccer pitches, football fields etc. as well as lining procedures and proper grooming procedures and requirements for safe playable surfaces.
  • Ensure and assist staff in the safe and effective operation of grooming equipment.
  • Ensure all surfaces are safe for daily use, and inform Leadhand of unsafe conditions.
  • Daily cleaning of all areas; player’s benches, backstops, under bleachers.
  • Make recommendations to the Leadhand regarding necessary spray programs.
  • Apply pesticides as directed.
  • Awareness and fulfillment of tournament requirements and needs. Carry out assigned tasks with minimal interfere with play.
  • Proper installation and maintenance of home plates, pitching points.
  • Keep accurate records of daily tasks and report back to the Sports Field Leadhand.
  • Perform other duties as assigned.


  • Minimum of Grade 12 education or acceptable equivalent in education and experience.
  • A Degree/Diploma/Certificate in Horticulture and/or Agriculture would be an asset.
  • 1 – 2 years turf related experience demonstrating basic knowledge in Sports Field Maintenance and the ability to operate a tractor with appropriate attachments is required. A valid Ontario Ministry of Environment Landscape, Forestry & Industrial Vegetation Exterminator License is also required.
  • Must possess an understanding of the Highway Traffic Act and knowledge of the Occupational Health and Safety Act.
  • Demonstrated effective communication, both oral and written, customer service and problem solving skills.
  • Proficient time management skills and flexibility in adjusting between a variety of duties. Ability to work with minimal supervision and as part of a team.
  • Must hold and provide a copy of a valid and unrestricted Ontario Driver’s Licence Class DZ minimum (standard and automatic transmission) with a driving record that demonstrates responsible and safe driving behaviour. Note: Applicants with 6 or more points are ineligible for consideration. The successful applicant, who is a new hire, will be required to provide the Corporation with a current drivers abstract (no older than 30 days) and pass a Town administered road test prior as a condition of employment.
  • Must be willing to work a 40-hour workweek in varying weather conditions and be available for shift work as required.

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