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Cody Burnsed

Equipment/Shop Manager or Turf Equipment Technician job

By Cody Burnsed,

Hello, thank you for taking the time to read over my resume. First and most importantly I am a born-again Christian. While I am always willing to share the Gospel, I do not push my faith in the workplace; however, I do ask that it will be respected.

I graduated in 2011 from the Turf Equipment Technology program at Florida Gateway College (formerly Lake City Community College). I got the opportunity to complete my internship at Grand Cypress Resort in Lake Buena Vista, Florida under the supervision of some excellent managers, Director of Grounds Tom Alex, and Equipment Manager Larry Smith.

I became the primary equipment technician at Gainesville Country Club for a little over a year before accepting a position at a John Deere dealership as their small ag and turf technician. Unfortunately, John Deere decided to terminate their contract with the dealership, ultimately resulting in my separation with the company.

I received an offer in March of 2020 from Grandfather Golf and Country Club in Linville, North Carolina as an Assistant Equipment Technician where I am still currently employed. While we are willing to relocate out of North Carolina, we would like to stay in a more northern climate with milder summers. 

I am seeking an opportunity where I can use my skills to be an asset to my employer while maintaining my growth in the industry. Preferably seeking an 18-hole course that is not located in a large or metro city. Recently I have completed the GCSAA Equipment Manager Certificate Program Level 1 and Level 2.  Proficient in setting up, maintaining, and grinding reels, and have over six years’ experience diagnosing and repairing equipment of all sizes. Well organized and knowledgeable in setting up and adhering to a preventative maintenance program. A strong advocate in shop cleanliness and maintaining proper safety measures in all my work. I have a vast collection of tools that I would being willing to bring with me and would be willing to purchase my own specialty tools such as HOC gauges and bedknife facing equipment if needed.  

Thanks again and I look forward to possibly hearing from you soon.

*Please note: I have not received a COVID-19 vaccine nor do I ever intend to.






February 2010 – June 2010   National Training Inc.       Orange Park, FL

*Graduated with Heavy Equipment Operators Certificate.

Courses Include:

-Lubrication & Pre-operation                          -Basic controls

-Land Clearing & Leveling                                -Preventative Maintenance

-Laser Technology                                              -Bulldozer

-Excavator                                                            -Skid Steer

-Articulated loader                                              -Backhoe


August 2009 – July 2011    Florida Gateway College/LCCC    Lake City, FL

 *Graduated with diploma in Turf Equipment Technology.

Courses include:

-Mechanics                                                          -Diagnostics

-Welding                                                              -Sharpening and Grinding

-Management                                                     -Management II

-Mechanics II                                                     -Diagnostics II

-Reel Adjustment                                              -Computers in golf course management


* Summer Internship (Grand Cypress Resort – Orlando,FL)

* Passed required IGCEMA Assistant Technician Certification exam.


*Welding skills.

*Proficient in reel grinding.

*Proficient in bedknife grinding.

*Strong emphasis in quality of cut.

*Strong mechanical skills, preventative maintenance, servicing.

*Knowledge in all type of golf course equipment.

 *Knowledge in electrical diagnostics.

*Knowledge in electrical repair.

*Proficient in two-stroke, four-stroke, and diesel engines.

*Extensive experience with small engines and diesel engine under 50HP.

*Compact – mid-sized tractor service and repairs.

*Knowledgeable with DPF systems. 

*Parts look up and ordering.

*General facility maintenance and cleaning.

*Strong organization skills.

*Computer skills (Word, Excel, Web, Ect.)

*Shop management skills.

*Familiar with Toro, Jacobsen and John Deere Equipment.

*Familiar with Club Cars, Gators, Pro Gators, Toro HDX.

*Familiar with Kohler, Kawasaki, Briggs & Stratton, Honda,  Stihl, Yanmar, John Deere and Kubota engines.

*Fabrication skills.

*Knowledgeable in proper back lapping practices.

* Proficient in checking and setting height of cut on reel units.

*Proficient in checking and setting reel to bedknife contact.

*Documentation and record keeping.

*Operating Heavy Equipment.


Work History

Mar 2020 – Present                Grandfather Golf & Country Club                Linville, NC

 Assistant Equipment Technician: Assist Equipment Manager in service, diagnostics and repairs of all golf course owned equipment. Daily maintain the quality of cut on reel units. Daily check-in of equipment. Grind reels and bedknives on Foley grinders. Maintain shop cleanliness. Source and purchase parts for equipment. Help on course as needed. Mostly Toro and John Deere fleet, two 1-ton Chevy dump trucks, Kubota track-hoe and JCB backhoe loader.


Sept 2019 – Oct 2019                 Oxygen Sales and Service                     Lake City, FL

 Technician: Service and repair to medical oxygen concentrators. Diagnose and repair of high output compressors, diagnose and repair of electrical circuits, maintain records of all work completed. *Please note this company closed the Lake City location and I was laid off approximately one month after being hired.


Aug 2018 – Sept 2019                       Self Employed                                  Lake City, FL

 Ecommerce: Purchase and maintain inventory of high-quality used tools such as Snap-On and Matco. Market tools on Ecommerce sites, complete sales transactions, package and ship tools and complete any customer service responsibilities on all sales. Maintain cost to sales reports and general bookkeeping.


May 2014 – Aug 2018        HoBo Tractor Co. (John Deere Dealer)          Lake City, FL

Small Ag & Turf Technician: Responsible for repairs and service of all diesel and gas equipment 40HP under that comes into the shop. This includes service and repairs on mid size tractors to compact tractors, service and repairs on commercial lawn equipment, service and repairs on residential lawn equipment, service and repairs on Gator utility vehicles. Rebuilding small diesel engine, rebuilding small gas engines, driveline repairs, steering repairs, leveling mowing decks, repairing leaks. Troubleshooting and diagnosing electrical issues using diagrams and electrical servicing tools. Using John Deere Service Advisor and communicating with John Deere DTAC solutions center for proper diagnostics and repairs. Installing new accessories such as radios, front end loaders, winches, guards, roofs, baggers, ect. on new equipment and tractors. Completing pre-delivery inspections on new equipment. Assisting the shop manager with daily customer relations and record keeping. Completing housekeeping duties to maintain a clean shop environment. Using John Deere Parts Advisor to look up parts for repairs. Assist in parts department as needed. Service and light duty repairs on larger agricultural equipment. *Please note that from September 2016 – February 2017 I relocated to North Carolina to support my wife’s career, but continued employment at this company as soon as we relocated back to Florida.


 April 2013 – May 2014          Gainesville Golf & Country Club            Gainesville, FL

 Equipment Technician: Maintain and repair all equipment used on the golf course such as, fairway mowers, greens mowers, rotary mowers, tractors, 2-stroke engines, 4-stroke engines, small diesel engines, sharpen blades, grind reels and bedknives, preventative maintenance, checking height of cut, checking reel to bedknife contact, maintaining a consistent quality of cut. Also help out on course when needed, cutting cups, raking bunkers, setting tee markers, mowing greens, brushing greens, aerifying greens, course clean-up.  


Oct. 2012 – Nov. 2012              Future Horizons Inc.               Hastings, FL  

 Aquatic Management Trainee; Assist spray techs with spraying herbicides in ponds, lakes and ditches to control plant and algae growth. Assisted with fountain repairs.


Jan 2012 – Sept 2012    Two-Fold Water Engineering      Melrose, FL

 Lineman; 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.


 May 2011 – July 2011         Grand Cypress Resort           Orlando, FL

 Equipment mechanic/Intern; Maintained and repaired all equipment used on the golf courses. Check height of cut and reel to bedknife contact for quality of cut daily, performed preventative maintenance, performed any repairs assigned to me by the equipment manager.








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