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Golf Course Mechanic

Briarwood Golf Club

Ankeny, Iowa

Job Summary:
The mechanic reports to the Golf Course Superintendent and oversees a comprehensive preventive maintenance program. This program includes the repair of failing equipment, preventive maintenance, 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 mechanic communicates any needs or problems relating to the maintenance or repair of equipment to the Superintendent and schedules and completes services as to allow normal golf course operation. The mechanic places safety as a top priority and is responsible for maintaining a clean service area and maintenance building.

Essential Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Maintains operation of machinery and mechanical equipment by completing preventive maintenance requirements on equipment and tools following operations manuals and manufacturer's instructions, as well as supervisors instructions
  • Maintains equipment, parts and supply inventories by checking stock inventories, anticipating needed equipment, parts and supplies, placing and expediting orders, and verifying receipt
  • Repairs failing equipment
  • Provides mechanical maintenance reports by maintaining documentation of repairs and parts ordering
  • Provides information and input regarding training on proper use and maintenance of equipment by communicating with the superintendent and associates
  • Ensures shop remains clean and orderly and that tools are kept clean and in proper working condition

Additional Responsibilities:

  • Maintains good working relationships with vendors and vendor mechanics
  • Performs fabrications when necessary
  • Maintains familiarity with all safety programs

Minimum Qualifications & Skill Requirements:

  • High School diploma required (Specialty/Technical Training preferred) and 2 years or related experience in reel grinding, small engine repair, welding, electrical, carpentry, or equivalent combination of educations and experience preferred
  • Ability to diagnose mechanical troubles and determine appropriate maintenance work. Ability to operate and troubleshoot the following equipment is required: diesel tractors/diesel engines, gasoline powered automobiles/engines, tractor attachments and hydraulic systems, trenchers, turbine blowers, rollers, mowing equipment, backhoes, skidsteers, trash pumps and other mechanical equipment used in utility work, reel grinders, and small tools (weedeaters, chainsaws, backpack blowers, etc.)
  • Ability to read and follow manuals, evaluate manufacturer's specifications, and resolve equipment problems
  • Ability to communicate effectively and keep service records
  • Valid Iowa driver's license
  • Ability to move heavy objects
  • Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions while repairing equipment

Compensation:

  • Starting at $17/hr
  • Health Insurance
  • 401k after probation period
  • Golf privileges, fishing privileges

Contact:
Caleb Swanson
515-291-1401
cswanson@briarwoodgolfclub.org

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