Grounds Crew Maintenance Operator (Summer 2021)

Moonlight Basin Big Sky, MT

There’s a side of Big Sky, Montana that speaks to those seeking something special. A vast 8,000 acre landscape where stunning natural beauty and an endless array of alpine adventures blend together to create a private club and mountain living experience like no other.  

Whether it’s winter or summer, Moonlight Basin is something you won’t soon forget. The mountain scenery, the direct access to some of the finest skiing at Big Sky Resort, the hiking, the golf and so much more all add up to the perfect place to work and enjoy Montana.  

Moonlight Basin is located right in the middle of the best things to see and do in Montana. You can visit Yellowstone National Park. Explore the national forest and wilderness lands. Come down to the town of Big Sky and shop, eat, and catch some music. Bozeman is a short drive and easily accessible by Skyline Bus. 


Position Summary: 

The RESERVE at Moonlight Basin is now accepting applications for grounds crew team members.  This position, under direct supervision of the Landscaping and Snow Removal Manager, performs daily routine maintenance of the grounds including but not limited to; operating small walk-behind and riding mowing equipment, landscaping and construction projects, use of hand tools related to maintenance, and occasional operation of tractors and loaders. 


Position Requirements: 

Requirements are representative of minimum levels of knowledge, skills and/or abilities.  To perform this job successfully, the incumbent will possess the abilities or aptitudes to perform each duty proficiently. 


Job Duties:  

  • Daily activities including mowing, mulching, pulling weeds, and trail maintenance. 

  • Occasionally, assisting on the golf course with daily activities, including walk mowing greens and tees, raking bunkers, setting tee markers, mowing fairways & roughs, cutting cups, hand watering, and sweeping cart paths. 

  • Assisting crew members in the application of fertilizers and chemical applications under supervision of a licensed applicator. 

  • Maintain a professional appearance and attitude while working around members and guests. 

  • Helping maintain fuel and fluid levels in all types of equipment on a daily basis and assisting the equipment manager in observing any mechanical issues related to the equipment. 

  • Assisting with a variety of projects on the property related to construction including drainage installation, silt fence installation and maintenance, erosion matting, hydro-seeding, laying or hand watering new sod, seeding lawns, and leveling irrigation heads. 

  • Grounds crew members will learn to understand expected golf course conditions as well as standards for members’ properties and will report to their supervisor of any potential problems. 

  • Reporting to work on time and prepared for all weather conditions. 



  • Ability to lift 50 lbs. on a regular basis 

  • General understanding of landscaping 

  • Safely operate hand tools and power equipment related to maintenance of the grounds 

  • Perform daily responsibilities on the property in all weather conditions 

  • Ability to work individually and as a team with other grounds crew members 

  • Perform physically demanding tasks for the majority of the work day 

  • Follow written and oral directions from supervisor/manager 

  • Possession of a valid driver’s license 


Physical Requirements:  

  • Ability to lift at least 50 pounds on a regular basis. 

  • Ability to work outdoors for long periods of time, sometimes in inclement weather. 



This job description is only a summary of the typical functions of this position and should not serve as an exhaustive or comprehensive list of all the possible duties, tasks and responsibilities for this specific job.  The responsibilities, tasks, and duties of this position might differ from those outlined above and other duties may be assigned as necessary. 


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