Field & Turf Specialist Resume
|Desired Industry: Farming/Ranching/Agriculture
|Desired Job Location: Overland Park, Kansas
||Date Posted: 5/1/2010
|Type of Position: Full-Time Permanent
||Availability Date: Immediately
||U.S. Work Authorization: Yes
|Job Level: Experienced with over 2 years experience
||Willing to Travel: Yes, More Than 75%
|Highest Degree Attained: Other
||Willing to Relocate: Yes
My objective is to work for a great company in a great location so that I can showcase my talent as a Turfgrass manager or Sports Turf technician. I have worked in the Turf industry for the past 20 years with great success. I work well with others and enjoy sharing my knowledge of Turfgrass maintenance. When I am not working I enjoy deer hunting, fishing, horse racing, and writing.
2005-present Hawks Ridge Golf Club Ball Ground, GA
Manage shop at top end facility; supervise two assistant technicians, set work
Schedule, budget management, currently mowing greens at 100 and fairways at 450. Equipment list consist of John Deere 3235c fwy mowers, 2653 triplex mowers, 180b greens and 220b T-mowers, John Deere 3245-5 gang rotary mowers, Salsco rollers, Ryan greens arifiers, Turfco 320 fwy arifier, Ford backhoe, New Holland skid steer, Tycrop top dresser, John Deere top dresser, Agrmetal and Buffalo blowers, 2500 approach mowers, dual express and Foley grinders and more.
2003-2005 The Club at Longview Charlotte, NC
Manage shop and maintain very large fleet of equipment. Design and set up shop, installation of Tyron golf lift, and install dual express grinders. Equipment list consist of two John Deere tractors,2 Toro 5400 fairway mowers,2 Toro 3500 rotary sidewinders,10 Toro flex 21 greens mowers,3 3200 triplex mowers,2 Toro 4500 rotary mowers,7 Toro Workmans, Allen Flymos, Husky chain saws and blowers, Still weed eaters, Cat backhoe and skid steer, Vermeer stump grinder and wood chipper, ditch witch trencher, Salsco rollers, speed rollers,2 Toro tractor mounted fairway arifiers, 3 Ryan greens arifiers, logsplitter, 10 Toro 800 backup greens mowers, 4 blowers, Buffalo blowers, Toro edger attachment for workman, 3 Kubota tractors, Toro 72 deck mowers and more. Also responsible for building maintenance and repairs.
2001-2002 Charlotte Country Club Charlotte, NC
Built in 1910. Maintain equipment, grind and back lap. Do all repairs and
maintenance on private Donald Ross Design Country Club and one of the best in the southeast.
1998-2001 Greenville Turf and Tractor Greenville, SC
Mobile Service Technician
Travel to golf courses located throughout the Carolinas performing warranty work, equipment setup, service work, and equipment demonstrations. Attend several John Deere service schools and seminars.
1994–1998 Charlotte Golf Links, and the Divide Charlotte, NC
Maintain and repair all equipment on two public golf courses. Toro and John Deere equipment, Dual Express and Foley grinders. Attend Toro and John Deere service schools and seminars.
Deep Springs Country Club- Madison, NC
Maintain equipment and work on golf course
Pine Forest Country Club- Summerville SC
Helped build golf course from beginning to end and was equipment
Technician/head mechanic throughout entire process and after.
US Air Force
Crew Chief on 141 Cargo Aircraft
Jamie Dodson Construction
Duties- Framing, Painting, Roofing, plumbing, siding, masonry work, inside trim, and more.
2009 University of Georgia
Sports Turfgrass Management Certificate 140 Hours
2009 University of Georgia
Principles of Turfgrass Management Certificate 120 Hours
10 credits in communications
Community College of the Air Force
four years service in US Air Force Aircraft Maintenance Specialist
North Stokes High School Danbury, NC
North Carolina Chapter of Sports Turfgrass Managers
Author of Golf Course Equipment Manager/Technician by Steve Dodson
Welding and fabricating, reel and bed knife grinding and backlaping, electrical and hydraulic repair and troubleshooting, Turf management, budget and parts inventory, small engine repair, diesel engine repair, people management, good communication skills, and more.
Available upon request.
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