Inspects, diagnoses and repairs mechanical defects/failures in various turf maintenance equipment, including diesel, electric and gasoline powered vehicles, trucks, trenchers, sweepers, rollers, mowers, hand tools and other mechanical equipment used in utility work.
Instructs, mentors and trains the maintenance staff regarding preventative maintenance as well as the proper cleaning of and safe operation of equipment.
Prioritize equipment repair and maintenance work.
Maintains a preventative maintenance program with budget on all equipment and purchase repair parts and replacement supplies.
Keeps a complete set of records for equipment and parts inventory purchases, equipment conditions, costs of repairs and preventative maintenance of all equipment.
Spot check equipment for performance on the course. Observe your work on the golf course. Make emergency repairs to equipment on the golf course if required.
Oversees the monitoring and purchasing of fuels and oils.
Utilizes web-based software to record maintenance records.
Responsible for the organization and care of the equipment facilities. Cleanliness and organization are a must for this position.
Participates in snow removal duties during the winter months.
Assists in the purchasing and selection of new turf equipment
Attends and participates in Grounds Department Staff meetings.
Participates in and supports all Minikahda Club initiatives and programs requested by management.
Teams with other Minikahda departments to ensure exemplary customer service and adherence to policies and procedures.
Able to be available on select weekends for tournaments, Flexible to work weekends of needed. Available to work overtime if the job requires it.
Be a team player and help where needed even if it may fall out of your normal job requirements. A Whatever It Takes Attitude.
Available to assist with snow removal and winter activities on weekends (planned schedule)
Working knowledge of light and heavy maintenance equipment and automotive apparatuses.
Skill in the use of a variety of repair tools and the making of various types of mechanical repair.
A working knowledge of the theory, care and operation of internal combustion engines and reel mowing equipment.
Possess a high attention to detail.
A thorough understanding, knowledge and practice of reel/bedknife set-up, grinding and maintenance using Foley reel and bedknife grinders. The highest level of quality cutting is required every day.
Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the profession.
Ability to move, lift heavy objects.
Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions while repairing equipment.
Ability to diagnose mechanical troubles and determine the appropriate maintenance work.
Ability to communicate effectively and maintain business records.
Knowledge of and/or ability to play the game of golf and understand how job performance affects the playing condition of the golf game.
Possession of a valid Minnesota driver’s license.
We want someone who wants to be a leader in this department and lead by example.
A person in this position should have a passion for their work. Willing to take initiative to make repairs and maintain the equipment to the highest standards. Have pride and take ownership in the position. You are at a high-end private club; the standards are high and no one should have a higher standard for your work than you.
High School Diploma
Experience with Foley Grinders
Additional Salary Information: Benefits:
A comprehensive Minikahda benefits package
Local continuing education
About The Minikahda Club
18 hole private club in Minneapolis, Minnesota, established in 1898