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Turf Equipment Technician

By The Apawamis Club, Rye, New York,

Michael McCormick, 2 Club Road, Rye, New York, 10580, Telephone: 914-305-5434

The Equipment & Shop Manager will be responsible for the daily upkeep, preventative maintenance, and repair of all Grounds Maintenance equipment. This includes, but is not limited to:

-          Jacobsen PGM Green Mowers

-          Toro 1000 Approach and Tee Mowers

-          John Deere 8000 and 2500 Fairway Mowers

-          John Deere 9009 and 7400 Rough Mowers

-          Honda Push Rotary Mowers

-          John Deere Gator and Pro-Gator Utility Vehicles

-          Cushman Vicon Spreaders

-          CAT Skidsteer and Mini-Excavator

-          Chem-Turf, Toro, and Cushman Sprayers

-          Miscellaneous RedMax, and Stihl Small Equipment


The majority of the above listed equipment has been acquired through new purchases and lease programs within the last two years. With over 2.3 million dollars in equipment inventory, the ideal candidate will take a proactive approach to performing daily preventative maintenance and repairs on all equipment in order to achieve optimum performance and longevity. The new Equipment and Shop Manager will be responsible for placing all necessary orders for parts and supplies needed to maintain an efficient and productive operation. The candidate will be treated as a core member of our Management team, and will be involved in the daily planning, scheduling, and decision making process. The Equipment and Shop Manager must be a driven and passionate individual with the ability to self-motivate. The right candidate will maintain an organized and clean shop area at all times, and present themselves in a professional manner on a daily basis. This individual can be expected to work 40 hour work weeks Monday through Friday year round, and 4 hours on Saturdays April through October, but will need to have flexibility to work extended hours during aeration events, Member/Guest events, etc. It is our goal to fill this role with someone who possesses strong character traits, and someone that takes initiative to learn and enhance their abilities at all times. The ideal candidate will have a great passion for the turf industry, and will strive to make our operation and equipment the best it can possibly be, under any circumstances. The individual must also have the ability to easily interact, and work together with a wide and diverse group of Club employees, vendors, and sales representatives. The new Equipment and Shop Manager must be able to lift at least 50 pounds, and must operate in a safe manner at all times.

Educational Requirements

High School Diploma

Experience Requirements

Three to five years of experience in the maintenance and repair of golf course equipment and small engines. Familiarity with grinding reels and bedknives, developing a preventative maintenance plan, and troubleshooting equipment breakdowns.

Special Requirements

The candidate must possess a great passion for this industry and their career, have the ability to take initiative at all times, be a “team player”, and must bring a positive attitude to work on a daily basis. The ability to work alongside and interact with the Management staff, Union employees, and seasonal employees at all times is essential.

Job Benefits

Full health, dental, and life insurance package after 30 days

4 weeks of paid time off annually

401K retirement plan with contribution match by The Apawamis Club

Clothing allowance

Annual performance bonus

Continuing education, and association dues

Golfing privileges

The Apawamis Club will fund and provide a full set of tools as requested and designated by the new Equipment and Shop Manager

Date Job is Available


$35-$40/Hr. ($75,000 - $85,000 Annually) Depending on Qualifications and Experience

Job Application Instructions

Email Resumes and References to mmccormick@apawamis.org

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