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Equipment/Shop Manager

By Indian Spring, Boynton Beach, Florida, - updated July 30

Bo Estey, 11501 EL Clair Ranch Rd, Boynton Beach, Florida, 33437, Telephone: 5616632445



The equipment manager reports to the golf course superintendent and/or the assistant golf course superintendent and oversees a comprehensive preventive maintenance program for the golf course assets. This program includes the diagnostics and 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.


  • 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.

Employment standards

  • Working knowledge of light and heavy maintenance equipment and automotive apparatuses.
  • Skill in the use of a variety of equipment repair tools, and the making of various types of mechanical repair.
  • Working knowledge of the theory, care, and operation of internal combustion engines and mowing equipment.
  • Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the profession.
  • Ability to move heavy objects.
  • Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions while repairing equipment.
  • Ability to diagnose mechanical troubles and determine appropriate maintenance work.
  • Proficiency in computer use, knowledge of Microsoft Office and other applications as specified by supervisor.
  • Ability to communicate effectively and keep business records.
  • Knowledge of and/or ability to play the game of golf and understand how job performance affects the playing conditions of the golf course.
  • Possession of a valid driver's license, possibly a commercial driver's license (CDL).


  • 1-3 years of Mechanic experience
  • Knowledge of small engine repair
  • Ability to use equipment and tools properly and safely
  • Ability to inspect equipment and related component
  • Must be highly motivated, goal-driven and self-starter
  • Must have the ability to follow verbal and written instructions



  • Conduct and effective preventative maintenance program in conjunction with operators to reduce mechanical failure and poor performance on all golf course equipment
  • Repair of all equipment and golf carts
  • Keep repair and maintenance records on all equipment
  • Inspect, diagnose and repair mechanical problems for all maintenance equipment
  • Set heights and sharpen blades on the cutting units. Make cuts, welds and braze as needed in repairing equipment and mowing units
  • Maintain a clean shop area and keep it orderly and efficient
  • Monitor gas and fuel levels in storage tanks
  • Assure proper disposal of all related hazardous materials
  • Perform other duties as assigned

Experience Requirements

1-3 years experience as a golf course mechanic.

Job Benefits

Full benefits package

Date Job is Available


$20-$25 hourly plus overtime

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