Pacific Sports Turf

Contact Info
Doug Baldie
Internship Coordinator
1 (503) 692-1195
Pacific Sports Turf
12725 SW Herman Rd
Tualatin, OR
United States
Degree Not Required

Mission Statement:  Pacific Sports Turf is committed to the development and maintenance of premier turf facilities in the Pacific Northwest.  Our industry of turf management is always evolving and education is critical to helping our customers achieve the best turf product.  We feel that it is important to give back to the turf industry by helping teach and instruct young ambitious individuals who are our future employees and customers.  The PST Internship Program is designed to give students a wide variety of experiences within the turf contractor environment; in an effort to enhance their educational progress.

Work experience you will gain while completing this internship will include, but are not limited to…

  • Tractor operations
  • Aeration and core harvest  
  • Seeding 
  • Fertilization
  • Drainage installation
  • Irrigation management
  • Shop and mechanical operations
  • Internship activities will also include a 2 day Upper Management and Turf Industry Job Shadow:
  • Meet with customers 
  • Meet other Industry Professionals
  • Develop job proposals and bids
  • Customer billing

Internships are designed to give students the opportunity to learn more about an industry that they want to work in.  We feel that in order to educate our intern about our company they should be able to see and be a part of every aspect of our company.  If the intern shows great ambition and desire to be successful during his internship, then they will get the chance to spend time with one of our upper management employees (Operations Manager and/or Sales).  Students going through our program should set goals of being a leader in the turf industry.  This opportunity is designed to give the intern a look into their future.

Expectations of our Interns

  • Be on time and ready to work at your scheduled time.  It is not acceptable to miss a day of scheduled work.
  • Be presentable.  You are a representative of our company and your appearance matters.  You are expected to adhere to the company standards for hygiene in the employee handbook.
  • Be alert and ready to work.  We have early start times- make sure you get enough sleep the night before.  You home life is our concern if it affects how you are able to perform at work.
  • Be accountable.  Every employee is responsible for his/her own actions.  Honesty is the best policy.
  • Ask lots of questions.  This internship is your chance to learn about the turf industry.  Never be complacent with what you know.  Ask about turf related theories at appropriate times.
  • Go above and beyond expectations.  We are looking for an eager employee who is able to see beyond the task in front of them and do what might not be expected.
  • Develop a good working relationship with your coworkers and superiors.  We will be a future resource and reference for you.  This is an opportunity to build life long partners in the turf industry.
  • Work as a team.  We have a small company that works well together.  We need our intern to fit into our team and be willing to help each other to accomplish the same goal.
  • Pull your own weight.  Just because you are and intern doesn’t mean you shouldn’t be a big contributing factor to our company goals.  Your success as our employee daily determines your success with us in the future.
  • This is a serious job.  Once again, we can be a great resource for you in the future if you work hard right now.
  • Have FUN!

Location: Report  for work each day at in Tualatin OR. You will be transported to work site from there.

Pay and Hours: $ 14.00/HR.  30-60 hrs/week. No weekend work. You would be expected to work away from home location 3-4 days per month. At that point meals and lodging are provided for “out of town work”

Housing: No housing provided. I can recommend some temporary rentals.

Start and Finish Dates: Can start as early as 4-21-13 and work as long as 10-19-13. Time can be worked around your schedule.