Retama Park Racetrack is a class 1 pari-mutuel horse-racing track located in Selma, Texas a short 20 minutes from downtown San Antonio. The property hosts live racing on weekends with quarter horses running from June 7 through August 10 and live thoroughbred racing from October 4 through December 28; open daily for simulcast wagering. Retama Park features a wide variety of dining options including the Turf and Field Dining Room with panoramic views of the track, the Race Book & Sports Bar offering delicious fare enjoyed while watching simulcast racing or your favorite sports team; or more casual options at the concession stands throughout the facility.
One Retama Parkway
Selma, Texas 78154
The Track Maintenance Worker performs racetrack maintenance duties; operates a variety of equipment in support of a well maintained race track and grounds; provides routine labor support duties to higher level management staff; and performs related tasks within area of assignment.
TRACK MAINTENANCE WORKER
(These function are intended as a general illustration of the work performed in this job classification and are not all inclusive for this position)
Delivers superior internal and external guest service the Pinnacle Way by ensuring every interaction includes our Six Core Service Standards (Look sharp, smile and greet the guest; Be friendly, polite and use courteous language; Provide especially timely and knowledgeable service and then some; Always find solutions to guests’ problems; Use the guest’s name when appropriate; Thank the guest and invite him or her back.); and work harmoniously with fellow team members.
Assumes responsibility for maintenance of the racetrack and racing grounds; and greets and interacting with our guest in a friendly, courteous, responsive and accurate manner.
Maintains the appearance of the track to maintain required standards; maintains plants, trees and shrubs and applies chemicals as needed under supervision.
Operates a variety of vehicles, machinery and equipment to include tractor, pick-up truck, and a variety of hand power and manual maintenance tools.
Performs a variety of grounds maintenance duties to include weed treatment, painting, trash collection and operating of irrigation systems.
Performs preventative maintenance as needed; and cares and maintains all light and heavy equipment.
Notifies higher level management of any suspicious or unusual activity and/or transactions in a timely manner.
Attends and participates in professional group meetings; maintains awareness of new trends and innovations in the field of track and ground maintenance.
Performs related duties and responsibilities as required.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE REQUIREMENTS:
(Related education and experience may be interchangeable on a year for year basis)
High School Diploma or GED, with some grounds and maintenance experience.
ADDITIONAL REQUIREMENTS: (Licenses, Certifications, Testing, etc.):
Possession of, and ability to maintain a valid Drivers License and Texas Racing Commission License.
Must successfully pass background check
Must successfully pass an alcohol and drug screening
Must be eighteen (18) years of age
Must be willing to work a variety of shifts to include swing shifts and holidays if needed
PREFERRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILL AND ABILITY:
Operations, services and activities of racetrack maintenance operations; safe and proper chemical applications; common tools and operations of various maintenance vehicles and tools; basic principles of landscaping; customer service techniques; knowledge of thoroughbred racing; pertinent federal, state, and local laws, codes, and regulations.
Safely and effectively perform maintenance and modification repair work; use hand and power tools and operate light and heavy equipment; read and follow designs and blue prints; operate irrigation equipment; work back on work performed and issues encountered; communicate clearly and concisely, both orally and in writing; and establish and maintain effective working relationships with those contacted in the course of work; prepare clear and concise reports; interpret policies and procedures; interpret and apply federal, state and local policies, laws and regulations.