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Turfgrass Management Intern

Turfgrass Management Intern
Employee Status: Intern
Schedule: Seasonal
Location: Westfield Center, OH - Corporate Housing Available
About Us:
You’re ready to make your mark where people care about each other. Where your work is meaningful. And where your unique perspectives are welcome. Think about joining Westfield, a company focused on what’s most important – the people behind our policies.
Westfield was founded in 1848 by a small group of hard-working farmers who believed in the promise of the future and the power of the individual. Today, as one of the nation’s leading property and casualty (P&C) companies, we remain true to their vision and are dedicated to making a positive difference in our customers lives.

The Turfgrass Management Intern is a development role and is focused on assisting in the day-to-day golf course maintenance operations at Westfield Country Club while building skills and gaining experience associated with a career in Turfgrass Management and/or Golf. As directed, the Turfgrass Management Intern performs duties related to course setup, agronomic program execution, and other related tasks that directly impact the conditioning of the golf courses.
  • Possession of a valid driver’s license and a driving record that conforms to company standards.
  • High School Diploma, GED, or commensurate experience.
  • Ability to maintain a flexible schedule with the ability to work mornings, afternoons or evenings, and weekends.
  • Ability to effectively communicate and receive instructions from leader, co-workers, and customers both verbally and in writing.
  • Enrollment in Turfgrass Management degree, certificate or related field of study.
Physical Requirements (specific to the role)
The physical demands described herein represent those that must be met to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.
  • Ability to understand verbal instructions and read work orders and schedules.
  • Ability to operate a motor vehicle.
  • Ability to maintain movement, bend, reach, lift, and carry 50 pounds.
  • Ability to work outside and tolerate extreme weather conditions.
  • Ability to operate or be trained on a manual transmission vehicle.
  • Ability to start and operate pull-start small engines.
  • Ability to climb steps and walk over varying terrain.
  • Ability to regularly work with and handle fertilizers, herbicides, fungicides, and insecticides.
  • Ability to communicate effectively in a collaborative work environment utilizing various technologies such as: telephone, computer, web, voice, teleconferencing, e-mail, etc.
Enjoy a casual-dress atmosphere while taking advantage of a challenging and rewarding work environment. Our internship program starts your career and encourages you to set meaningful goals and objectives while you are with us. You will meet with key leaders, job shadow, make presentations and have fun along the way!

We are an equal opportunity employer/minority/female/disability/protected veteran.