Makena Golf and Beach Club
  • Kihei, HI, USA
  • Full Time

Key Relationships

Reports to:                              Landscape Manager

Direct reports:                         N/A

Other key relationships:          Across departments

FLSA:                                      Non-Exempt


About Makena

Makena Golf & Beach Club boasts breathtaking ocean views, stunning mountain landscapes and immaculate crescent-shaped sandy beaches on Maui one of the most popular island destinations in the world. Discovery Land Company's vision for Makena Golf & Beach Club is guided by the desire to create a community that balances what has come before and new innovations to create a cohesive community. Makena Golf & Beach Club is an exquisite private golf and beach community with over a mile of pristine coastline and acres of ocean-view land that extends from the Pacific Ocean to the mountain on Maui's south shore. Makena will feature Discovery Land Company's unparalleled amenities, acclaimed member services and celebrates Outdoor Pursuits programs to create family memories and experiences like no other in the world.


Goals and Objectives 

Support successful operation and maintenance of the Makena Golf & Beach Club course.



  • Properly mix and apply chemicals and fertilizers as assigned using only products authorized including those requiring licensing.
  • Comply with all product labels and Safety Data Sheet information, maintains complete, current and accurate SDS within the designated locations.
  • Ensure that all application equipment is cleaned at end of day, greased and in proper working condition at all times.
  • Keep all storage areas clean, properly arranged and all rubbish is empties at end of day. No storage of pesticides in carts, tractors or sprayers unless authorized by Landscape Manager.
  • Safely and efficiently utilizes all spray equipment, tractors and fertilizer spreaders.
  • Must be able to safely operate golf carts, utility vehicles and company vehicles as needed.
  • Routinely performs safety inspections on all spraying equipment and fertilizer spreaders.
  • Maintain accurate records and reports in designated binder of all fertilizers; pesticides and plant protectants applied each day.
  • Ensure that chemicals and fertilizer storage areas are secured when not in area.
  • Complete required forms for all applications of restricted pesticides.
  • Notify Landscape Manager when inventory is low, and order as needed.
  • Maintain, add fuel and lubricant spray in relation to equipment specifications.
  • Report equipment breakdowns and malfunctions to the Equipment Manager and Landscape Manager.
  • Follow safe work practices, including the correct lifting techniques, use of equipment and safe application of fertilizers, pesticides and plant protectants. Must wear personal protective equipment (PPE) when applying pesticides or fertilizers.
  • Must be able to calculate the proper amount of product needed in fluid ounces, pints, quarts, gallons and/or pounds for application.
  • Demonstrates precise measuring, weighing and mathematical computation.
  • May be asked to perform duties of Greenskeeper and/or Irrigation Mechanic in the event of inclement weather, equipment issues or activities on property that would inhibit the ability to perform pesticide applications.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment.
  • Report to work on time and as scheduled.
  • Must be able to stay later than usual on some occasions to complete certain applications.
  • Complete all other duties as assigned.


Competencies for Success in the Role

  • Demonstrates respect for and appreciation of Hawaiian values, history and culture, understanding its implication in one's work, in fostering meaningful relationships, and in embracing the community served.
  • Minimum of 2 years experience with pesticide application for landscaping and/or golf courses.
  • Must posses and maintain all times a valid state of Hawaii Certificate for Commercial Applicators of Restricted Pesticides Category 3 Ornamental and Turf Pest Control.
  • Passed Pulmonary Test for Respirators.
  • Ability to operate golf course machinery.
  • Ability to operate various vehicles.
  • Ability to follow oral and written directions in English.
  • Ability to work in a team environment and operate in a safe, professional manner at all times.
  • Ability to stay calm and focused during the busiest of times.
  • Ability to work a flexible schedule, including evenings, weekends, and holiday and a shift greater than eight (8) hours in length.
  • Ability to meet the physical demands of the position including, but not limited to, working outdoors in all weather conditions, standing, walking, and moving for periods of greater than four (4) hours, and lifting and carrying items sometimes greater than 50 pounds and occasionally lift up to 75 pounds.


This job description may not comprise all duties, responsibilities or skills that may be required to be performed. Management has the right to change or delete information from the job description at any time without notice. The company is responsible to provide reasonable accommodations to qualified individuals with disabilities to enable them to perform the essential functions of the position.

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