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Cody Burnsed

Equipment/Shop Manager or Turf Equipment Technician job

By Cody Burnsed,

Hello and thank you for taking the time to look over my resume. I graduated from the Turf Equipment Technology program at Florida Gateway College (Lake City Community College) in 2011. 

I completed my three-month internship at Grand Cypress Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida under the supervision and leadership of Tom Alex (Director of Golf) and Larry Smith (Equipment Manager).

I was the primary technician at Gainesville Country Club for approximately a year before accepting a position as an equipment technician for a local John Deere dealership. I worked for the dealership for three and a half years until they lost their franchise with John Deere which ultimately ended with my resignation from the company.

Through my work I have become proficient at small engines, diesels, tractors and a variety of different equipment . I have a strong emphasis in quality of cut and daily inspections of equipment. I have knowledge in setting up and adhering to a preventative maintenance program.  I have experience with various means of fabrication, including welding.  In the past I have utilized Microsoft Excel to create work orders, track equipment costs, document equipment repairs and maintain budget records.  I strive to maintain organization and a clean work environment. I do have a vast collection of tools that I am willing to bring with me along with other shop equipment such as jacks, jacks stands and shop fans. 

 I am a born again Christian and my faith is very important to me. While I am open and honest about what I believe I never push my faith on anyone and I try to get along with everybody and enjoy a team environment.  We have been staying in Lake City, Florida for my wife's career with the state, however we  our both ready to move on to different opportunities. We have been actively preparing for a move and now we are just waiting for the right opportunity. Lord willing we are looking to be moved before the the first of April.  We  are looking to move further north and out of the state of Florida. We are mostly looking to move to North Carolina, Tennessee, Georgia, or  Alabama.  We definitely want to stay away from metro cities such as Atlanta, Memphis, Charlotte, etc.  We do prefer the more rural areas, smaller towns, and four seasons, however we are remaining open to all possibilities. I do enjoy working at 18-hole private courses, but I am definitely not opposed to working for larger facilities.  I am not opposed to working for a landscape company either as I do have a lot of experience with zero turns and rotary type equipment. 

I am readily available for in-person interviews and I am willing to travel. I will remove my resume once I have secured employment, thanks. 


National Training Inc. 

Graduated in 2010 with certificate in heavy equipment operations. 

 Studies included:

  • Lubrication
  • Pre-operation inspections
  • Preventative maintenance
  • Land clearing
  • Pipe trenching (Passed required field test)
  • Landscape formation (Passed required field test)
  • Skid Steer operation (Seat time in field)
  • Mini Track hoe operation (Seat time in field)
  • Backhoe loader operation (Seat time in field)
  • Track hoe operation (Seat time in field)
  • Articulated loader operation (Seat time in field)
  • Bulldozer operation (Seat time in field)


 Florida Gateway College  

Graduated in 2011 with Applied Technology Diploma in Turf Equipment Technology.

 Studies included:

  • Turf Equipment Mechanics I
  • Turf Equipment Mechanics II
  • Turf Equipment Diagnostics I
  • Turf Equipment Diagnostics II
  • Golf Course Shop Management I
  • Golf Course Shop Management II
  • Reel Unit Set Up & Adjustment
  • Reel Unit Sharpening & Grinding
  • Welding & OSHA
  • Computers for Golf Course Management
  • Passed required IGCEMA Assistant Technician certification exam
  • Three Month Technician Internship at Grand Cypress Resort



  • Mechanical knowledge on 2-stroke & 4-stroke engines as well as diesel engines.
  •  Knowledge of service and repairs on tractors, fairway units, rough units and greens mowers.
  • Familiar with Club Cars, Gators, and Pro-Gators.
  •  Familiar with Jacobsen, Toro and John Deere Equipment.
  • Electrical troubleshooting and repairs.
  • Drivetrain troubleshooting and repairs.
  • Reel and bedknife grinding knowledge.
  • Reel set-up, adjustment and repair.
  • Basic fabrication and welding skills.
  • Strong emphasis in quality of cut.
  • Parts ordering and inventory management.
  • Creating and implementing preventative maintenance programs.
  • Computer skills (word, excel, web, etc).
  • Operating equipment (Greens mowers, Fairway units, tractors, skid steers, backhoes, forklifts)

Work History

Oxygen Sales and Service – Lake City, FL

September 16th, 2019 – October 17th, 2019

 Title: Technician

Job Description: Service and repair oxygen concentrators, mostly Everflo and Perfecto units. Replaced items such as flow meters, sieve beds and pc boards. Checked for leaks in unit and repaired any leaking tubing or gaskets. Rebuilt SMC and ASCO 4-way valves. Rebuild compressors. Document all repairs on work order. Measure and record oxygen output levels of units after repairs. (Company closed Lake City location is reason for leaving.)


 Self Employed/Ecommerce

August 2018 – September 2019

Job Description: Acquired used name brand tools such as Snap-on, Matco and MAC. Inspected, cleaned and made any repairs to tools prior to listing for sale on Ecommerce sites. Also sold used motors, parts and specialty parts on Ecommerce sites. Sold items such as used generators, landscape equipment and shop items through Ecommerce sites.


HoBo Tractor Co. – Lake City, FL

(May 2014 – September 2016) (February 2017 – August 2018)

 Title: Small Equipment Technician

Job Description: Completed both minor and major repairs on residential and commercial John Deere landscape and turf equipment. Completed both minor and major repairs on John Deere tractors 50hp and under. Service, repair and rebuild both gas and diesel engines. Completed services and preventative maintenance on all John Deere equipment including large row crop agriculture tractors. Completed electrical diagnosis and repairs on landscape and turf equipment, hay equipment, small – mid size tractors and large row crop tractors. Complete in field service calls on a variety of small and large equipment, finish mowers and tractors. Complete pre-delivery inspections on all new equipment. Installed accessories such as radios, lights, mirrors, front end loaders and extra controls in a variety of John Deere equipment. Installed extra hydraulic valves, controls and fitting when installing such equipment as grapples and backhoes on tractors. Updated software on tractors by using specialized John Deere software. Complete DPF clean-outs and recoveries as well as repairs on all size equipment. Assembled new equipment as needed including, tractors, residential and commercial landscape equipment, hay equipment, finish mowers and brush mowers. Utilized specialty tools from John Deere to complete tasks. Utilized and communicated with John Deere DTACT solutions both over the phone and online to aid in resolving issues with equipment and parts. Utilized John Deere PARTS ADVISOR to look up parts. Documented all repairs of equipment on work order. Aided service manager in billing work orders, customer service, scheduling repairs and pick-up/delivery of equipment. Helped at parts counter as needed. Completed housekeeping tasks in the shop to maintain a clean environment. Completed yard maintenance duties as needed. Helped in sales department with equipment demonstrations and teaching customers how to properly use equipment. (Gap in working dates is because I moved to North Carolina with my wife briefly while she followed a career advancement.)



Gainesville Country Club – Gainesville, FL

April 2013 – May 2014

Title: Equipment Technician

Job Description: Serviced and maintained all equipment used on the golf course. Made any repairs that was needed on golf carts, blowers, weed eaters, chain saws, greens mowers, fairway mowers, rough mowers, gang units, aerification units, trenchers, sprayers and tractors. Maintained reel units  and grind reels and bedknives. Rebuilt reel units as needed. Maintained cutting units daily by checking and adjusting height of cut, checking and adjusting reel to bedknife contact, facing bedkives and backlapping reels. Ordered parts and kept track of inventory. Completed preventative maintenance on all equipment. Kept records of repairs and costs. Helped on the course as needed with raking bunkers, removing trash, setting tee markers, cutting cups, mowing greens, mowing rough and sweeping greens after aerification. Completed housekeeping duties and organization in the shop. Ran errands to pick-up supplies and parts for Superintendents.


Future Horizons Inc. – Hastings, FL

September 2012 – November 2012

 Title: Spray Technician Trainee

Job Description: Sprayed ponds and ditches with chemicals to maintain growth of vegetation and algae. Assisted with repairs of fountain units.


Two-Fold Water Engineering – Melrose, FL

January 2012 – September 2012

 Title: Lineman

Job Description: Maintain and repair city water lines, read meters, assist water and wastewater treatment operators, test backflow preventers, lake water sampling, repair chlorination pumps, facility maintenance.


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