Grand Canyon University’s Golf Operations department is seeking a full time Equipment Manager. This position will report to the Golf Course Superintendent and/or the Assistant Superintendent and oversee a comprehensive preventative maintenance program.
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.
Communicates any needs or problems relating to the maintenance or repair of equipment to the Superintendent or Assistant Superintendent.
Instructs and/or trains golf course maintenance employees regarding preventative maintenance and the proper cleaning of and safe operation of maintenance equipment.
Prioritizes equipment repair and maintenance work.
Maintains a preventative maintenance program within budget on all equipment and purchases repair parts and replacement supplies.
Maintains sound records for equipment and parts inventory, purchases, equipment conditions, costs of repairs and preventative maintenance for all equipment.
Spot checks equipment for performance on the golf course and makes emergency repairs to equipment as needed on the course.
Oversees the shop maintenance area, ensuring the area is kept clean and organized.
Regulates employees’ use of equipment in the absence of the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent if needed, and performs other duties as directed by the Superintendent.
Stays current with the latest technologies, methods and equipment upgrades.
Recommends equipment purchases and leases.
Other duties as assigned.
High School degree or GED required.
Knowledge of and/or ability to play the game of golf and understand how job performance affects the playing conditions of the golf course preferred.
Working knowledge of light and heavy maintenance equipment and automotive apparatuses.
Skill in the use of a variety of equipment repair tools and the making of various types of mechanical repair.
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 of up to 50 lbs..
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.
Bilingual in Spanish highly preferred.
Possession of a valid driver’s license and is deemed insurable under GCU’s insurance policy.
Performs all duties to Grand Canyon University Golf Course Maintenance standards.