GOLF COURSE SUPERINTENDENTS ASSOCIATION OF CAPE COD

Mechanic-Acushnet River Valley GC

November 06, 2017 1:22 PM | Julie Heston (Administrator)

POSITION:    Mechanic: Acushnet River Valley Golf Course, Acushnet, Massachusetts

Established in 1998 and designed by Brian Silva, Acushnet River Valley is an 18
hole municipal golf course owned and operated by the Town of Acushnet.
Located in Southeastern Massachusetts, the facility includes a 5,000-square foot
turf care center, a practice range, and annual rounds of 32 to 35,000 during a 10
month season from mid-March through mid-December.

DUTIES:
The mechanic reports to the golf course superintendent and oversees a comprehensive preventive maintenance program for turf care equipment and golf cart fleet. Inspects, diagnoses and repairs mechanical defects/failures in various golf course mowing and maintenance equipment including, diesel, electric, and gasoline engines and powered equipment, hydraulics and hydraulic systems, trucks, trenchers, sweepers, rollers, and other mechanical equipment used in golf course maintenance work. Sharpens all mowing equipment blades, reels, and bedknifes and is responsible for their daily inspection to ensure the highest quality of cut.  Instructs and/or trains golf course maintenance workers regarding preventive maintenance, and the proper cleaning and safe operation of equipment. Keeps a complete set of records for equipment and parts inventory purchases, equipment conditions, equipment hours, costs of repairs and preventive maintenance for all equipment.

QUALIFICATIONS:  
Working knowledge of light and heavy turf maintenance equipment and automotive apparatuses. Working knowledge of reel, bedknife and rotary blade sharpening and the use of reel grinding equipment. 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. Both gasoline and diesel engines. 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 the game of golf and an understanding of how his/her job performance affects playing conditions of the golf  course. Possession of a valid driver's license.

COMPENSATION:   
Salary range at $45,000 to $50,000 (negotiable and commensurate with
experience). Medical and Dental Insurance, Life Insurance, Paid Vacation and
Sick Days, retirement program, Expenses paid for local educational seminars,
Uniform provided.

DEADLINE:
The position will remain open until filled. Starting date for this position is
Monday, January 8, 2018.

CONTACT:    Stephen B. Tibbels CGCS
Acushnet River Valley Golf Course, 685 Main Street, Acushnet, MA 02743
Tel: 508-985-0047     Mobile: 508-878-2738     Fax: 508-985-0048  
E-mail: stibbels@acushnet.ma.us

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