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Peter McCormick Peter McCormick

Turf Equipment Technician

By The Cliffs at Keowee Vineyards, Sunset, South Carolina,

Overview

The equipment manager reports to the golf course superintendent and/or the assistant golf course superintendent and oversees a comprehensive preventive maintenance program. This program includes 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 equipment or service. The equipment manager properly communicates any needs or problems relating to the maintenance or repair of equipment to the superintendent and/or the assistant superintendent, and schedules and directs the work assignments of the assistant equipment manager. The equipment manager places safety as a top priority and is responsible for maintaining a clean service area and maintenance building.

Functions

  • Inspects, diagnoses and repairs mechanical defects/failures in various golf course maintenance equipment, including, diesel-, electric- and gasoline-powered automobiles, trucks, trenchers, sweepers, rollers, mowers, and other mechanical equipment used in utility work.
  • Instructs and/or trains golf course maintenance workers regarding preventive maintenance, and the proper cleaning of and safe operation of equipment.
  • Prioritizes equipment repair and maintenance work.
  • Maintains a preventive maintenance program within budget on all equipment, and purchases repair parts and replacement supplies.
  • Keeps a complete set of records for equipment and parts inventory purchases, equipment conditions, costs of repairs and preventive maintenance for all equipment.
  • Spot checks equipment for performance on the course, makes emergency repairs to equipment on the course, and services or supervises servicing of equipment prior to use.
  • Oversees the shop area maintenance.
  • Regulates employees' use of equipment in absence of superintendent and assistant superintendent, if needed, and performs other duties as directed by the superintendent.
  • Recommends equipment purchases and leases.

Experience Requirements

Previous Lead Equipment Technician experience preferred, will consider previous Assistant Equipment Technicians or Technicians with related experience.

Job Benefits

Health, vision, dental and life insurance, 401 K, golfing privileges, uniforms, phone allowance, discounts on meals and merchandise.

Date Job is Available

Salary

$17 - $22 per hour DOE

Job Application Instructions

Send resume and cover letter to cprest@cliffsliving.com

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