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Turf Equipment Technician

Full-time

Equipment Technician at Tunxis Country Club

Our Equipment Technician plays a crucial role in ensuring the proper functioning and maintenance of our golf course maintenance equipment. This position requires a strong understanding of mechanical systems, attention to detail, and a passion for contributing to the overall success of our golf course operations.

Key Responsibilities:

Equipment Maintenance:

  • Perform routine maintenance on golf course maintenance equipment, including reel and rotary mowers, tractors, utility vehicles, and other specialized machinery.
  • Conduct thorough inspections to identify and address mechanical issues promptly.
  • Keep accurate records of equipment maintenance schedules and repairs.

Troubleshooting and Repairs:

  • Diagnose and troubleshoot mechanical, hydraulic, and electrical issues in a timely manner.
  • Execute effective repairs to ensure minimal downtime of equipment.
  • Collaborate with the maintenance team to address urgent repair needs.

Inventory Management:

  • Maintain an organized inventory of parts, tools, and equipment required for repairs.
  • Coordinate with the procurement team to order necessary supplies and replacement parts.

Safety Compliance:

  • Adhere to safety protocols and ensure all equipment meets industry safety standards.
  • Train and educate other staff members on proper equipment usage and safety procedures.

Collaboration:

  • Work closely with the golf course superintendent and other team members to prioritize and address equipment needs.
  • Communicate effectively with suppliers and vendors to obtain necessary parts and support.

Educational Requirements

High school diploma or equivalent required.

Experience Requirements

  • 2+ years of equipment maintenance experience working under a reputable supervisor
  • Knowledge of Toro equipment preferred

Special Requirements

  • Proven experience as an equipment technician, preferably in a golf course or turf management setting
  • Ability to work independently and as part of a team, demonstrating excellent communication and collaboration skills
  • Maintains a preventive maintenance program within budget on all equipment & purchases repair parts & replacement supplies
  • Strong knowledge of the operation of internal combustion engines, mower grinding, sharpening and adjustments
  • Strong mechanical aptitude with expertise in diagnosing and repairing small engines, hydraulics, and electrical systems
  • Knowledge of reel and rotary cutting units, ensuring optimal quality of cut for all playing surfaces
  • Proficient in interpreting repair manuals, instruction sheets, hydraulic & electrical schematics
  • Inspect, diagnose, service & repair mechanical or electric issues on all golf course maintenance equipment
  • Torching/Welding repairs to equipment
  • Demonstration of preventive maintenance, proper cleaning and safe operation of equipment to all golf course staff

Job Benefits

1. Competitive Salary: The Equipment Technician position at Tunxis Country Club offers a competitive salary commensurate with experience and qualifications.

2. Paid Time Off: Employees receive paid time off, including vacation days, holidays, and personal/sick days, allowing them to rest, recharge, and take care of personal matters.

3. Professional Development: Tunxis Country Club supports the professional growth of its employees by providing opportunities for training, conferences, and workshops related to turfgrass management and golf course maintenance.

4. Golf Privileges: As an employee of the country club, the Assistant Superintendent has access to golf privileges, such as discounted or complimentary rounds of golf, allowing them to enjoy the facilities during their free time.

5. Uniforms and Equipment: The club provides uniforms, safety gear, and necessary equipment for the job, ensuring employees are properly outfitted and have the tools needed to perform their duties.

6. Employee Discounts: Employees have access to discounts on various club services, such as dining, pro shop merchandise, and club events, enhancing their overall experience at the country club.

7. Health and Wellness Programs: Tunxis Country Club offers a health and wellness program, supporting wellness initiatives, to promote a healthy lifestyle among its employees.

Note: Specific benefits package provided by Tunxis Country Club may vary. It is advisable to consult with the club's human resources department or hiring manager to obtain detailed information about the benefits offered for the Assistant Superintendent position.

Date Job is Available

Salary

$22 to $28 per hour

Overtime: Yes


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