Groundsperson - Sandown Racecourse

Super Gardens Pty Ltd
October 1, 2019
Job Type
Grounds maintenance, gardening, machinery operation
Base Salary (AUD)


Super Gardens is Victoria’s longest standing, privately owned Commercial Landscape Construction, Gardens and Grounds Maintenance and Sports Turf Management business' servicing a diverse range of clients for the last 30 years.

An excellent opportunity is available for an experienced Groundsperson to join our team, working onsite at Sandown Racecourse.  

The Role
You will be a flexible team player with a strong customer focus who is prepared to undertake a variety of responsibilities and provide grounds maintenance services to a high standard and to meet customer expectations.

Your key challenges include:

  • Carry out instructions from Racecourse Foreman;
  • Gardening, turf duties, mowing, watering, treading in, operation of ride on machinery, raking and any other reasonable horticultural and facility maintenance related tasks;
  • Awareness of working in the public eye, professional behaviour is essential;
  • Abide by all restrictions due to horse movements at various times of any given day;
  • Ensure you are punctual and in a fit condition to commence work at the start of the day;
  • Mixing, decanting and spraying chemicals including pesticides, herbicides and fuel;
  • Use of a range of horticultural equipment including: a blower, hedger, whipper snipper, push mower and ride on mower etc.;
  • Be available to work on assigned racing event days. On these racing days, start and finish times will be adjusted to suit the event and may result in late finishes; and
  • Undertake daily pre-start checks as required.

Candidates with a proven background in a hands on role ideally from within the grounds maintenance, racecourse, turf management or other relevant industries. Large machinery operation ie tractors, boom sprayers etc is well regarded.

Qualifications in Horticulture, Turf management or Landscape are an advantage.

This is an exciting time to join Super Gardens as we continue to expand and build on our reputation for quality projects, workmanship and service.

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