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Turf Equipment Technician

By Berkshire Valley Golf Course, Jefferson Township, New Jersey,

Craig Kraft, 28 Cozy Lake Rd, Jefferson Township, New Jersey, 07438, Telephone: 973-432-9405

The responsibility of the Mechanic is to assist in maintaining the excellent playing condition of the golf course. The Mechanic will perform major and minor mechanical repairs on a variety of diesel and gasoline powered equipment under the general direction of the Superintendent.  The Mechanic will be required to check and setup reel mowers on a daily basis as well as check quality of cut and perform grinding practices as required for reels and bedknives.

Responsibilities:

• Conduct an effective routine and preventative maintenance program on all golf course equipment 

• Keep repair and maintenance records on all equipment 

• Inspect, diagnose, and repair mechanical problems for all maintenance equipment 

• Set heights and sharpen blades on all cutting equipment

• Price comparison on all related parts and materials before ordering 

• Maintain a clean shop area and keep it orderly and efficient  

Experience Requirements

Qualifications, Knowledge, and Skill Requirements:

• 1‐3 years Golf Course Mechanic experience preferred, but not required for the right individual

• Knowledge of small engine repair

• Knowledge of hydraulic systems, gasoline and diesel mechanics

• Experience with Reel and Bedknife Grinding preferred, but will train the right individual

• Experience with Bernhard Grinders preferred, but not necessary

• Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely

• Must be highly motivated, goal driven, self-starter that can work unsupervised and remain productive

• Must have the ability to follow verbal and written instructions 

Special Requirements

Working Conditions:  

• The employee is often required to stand, walk, push, pull, lift, grasp, bend, and kneel 

• The employee must be able to lift and/or move up to 50lbs occasionally 

• Moderate exposure to extreme cold, heat, working outdoors, chemicals, pesticides, gasoline, vibration, mechanical hazards and electrical hazards

• Work Schedule is 40 hours/week, Monday-Friday, year-round 

Job Benefits

Benefit-eligible position for medical and dental, paid sick/vacation/holidays, optional 401k, and golfing privileges at over 150 BCG managed facilities. 

Date Job is Available

Salary

$25-$33 per hour based on experience

Job Application Instructions

Please email all resumes and cover letters to Craig Kraft at ckraft@berkshirevalleygc.com.

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