Equipment Director in Palm Beach Gardens, FL at PGA National

Date Posted: 7/21/2022

Job Snapshot

Job Description

Working knowledge of light and heavy maintenance equipment and automotive apparatuses

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

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        Responsibilities

The Equipment Manger reports to the Director of Agronomy and is responsible for the oversight and management of a comprehensive maintenance program that includes the repair of failing equipment, keeping record 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 regularly communicates any needs or problems relating to the maintenance or repair of equipment to the Director of Agronomy and schedules and directs the work assignments of the assistant mechanic

The Equipment Manager places a top priority on safety 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

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 as needed in the absence of the Director of Agronomy and performs other duties as directed by the Director of Agronomy