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The Golf Course Mechanic will report to the Golf Course Superintendent and/or Assistant Golf Course Superintendent. This individual will be primarily responsible for overseeing the preventative maintenance program including the repair of failing equipment, keeping records of parts and labor needed to maintain each piece of equipment and placing orders for parts and supplies needed for each equipment repair or service required.

ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES

  • Ability to inspect, diagnose and repair mechanical defect/failures in various golf course maintenance equipment. Including but not limited to diesel, electric and gasoline powered automobiles, trucks, trenchers, sweepers, rollers, mowers and other mechanical equipment.
  • Instructs and trains golf course maintenance staff on proper cleaning and safe operation of equipment and how to recognize and report maintenance issues.
  • Maintain a preventative maintenance program for all maintenance equipment staying within the confines of the budget for repairs.
  • Keep a complete set of records for equipment including Inventory of purchases, repair parts and maintenance performed for each individual piece of machinery.
  • Conduct spot checks on equipment for performance and evaluate any repairs\services needed, making emergency repairs immediately or prior to further use.
  • Regulates Golf Course Staffs use of equipment in absence of superintendent/Assistant superintendent if needed.
  • Oversees shop area maintenance, cleanliness and safety.
  • All other duties as assigned.

 

QUALIFICATIONS

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Working knowledge of light and heavy maintenance equipment and automotive apparatus.
Skill in the use of various repair tools both mechanical and manual.
Working knowledge of the theory, care and operation of internal combustion engines and mowing equipment.
Capacity to prioritize and multi-task in a busy environment, sometimes in inclement weather.
Work independently in the absence of supervision with a focus on safety, including a knowledge of the hazards and precautions of the profession.
Ability to read, comprehend and follow oral / written instructions.
Exhibit high attention to detail necessary to perform repetitive tasks with a focus on quality standards.
Clear, concise and effective communication skills to gain cooperation of team members, guests and groups.
Knowledge of and\or ability to play the game of golf and understand how job performance affects the conditions of the course.

EDUCATION and/or EXPERIENCE

High School or GED equivalent required; vocational school training strongly preferred.

Minimum five years advanced experience in machine and vehicle repair / maintenance.

Broad base of mechanical/electrical knowledge and prior experience working with golf course equipment strongly desired.

CERTIFICATES, LICENSES, REGISTRATIONS

Valid driver’s license and approved driving record authorized through company insurance provider required.

PHYSICAL DEMANDS/WORK ENVIRONMENT

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Golf Maintenance workers must be at least 18 years of age to operate equipment required with moving parts.
Routine exposure to inclement weather, hot weather and outdoor elements (sun, rain, dust etc.) for extended periods of time.
Constant walking and / or riding through golf courses, including frequent standing, stooping, kneeling, crouching, crawling or balancing.
Manual dexterity – ability to move hand, hand together with arm and use both hands to quickly grasp or manipulate equipment.
Must regularly traverse, lift or maneuver items up to 80 pounds.
Report to work as scheduled and on time for early morning shifts (including 4-hour shifts on Saturday AND Sunday) for 40-hours per week.
Flexibility to work evenings, weekends and holidays required and willingness to flex up or down in scheduled work hours (based on business need).

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