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Assistant Mechanic

November 14, 2019 2:02 PM | Anonymous

Assistant Mechanic
Vanderbilt Legends Club

Reports To: Mechanic

Position Purpose:
The Assistant Mechanic assists and/or works assisting the Mechanic in the repairing and maintenance of various gasoline- and diesel-powered golf course maintenance equipment. The Assistant Mechanic also assists in maintaining a clean service area and maintenance building, contributes to a preventative maintenance program, and places safety procedures as a top priority.

General Description of Duties and Responsibilities:

  • Communicates any needs or problems relating to maintenance or repair of equipment with the equipment manager and/or assistant superintendent.
  • Provide the technical knowledge needed to keep the golf course equipment operating efficiently.
  • Perform maintenance repairs on equipment as directed/needed; inspect and adjust mowers daily. Perform field inspections of equipment.
  • Maintain effective communications within the department, both oral and written. Maintain cooperative working relationships with other employees.
  • Communicate questions or concerns to Supervisor as necessary.
  • Ensure work area is kept clean and neat; ensure proper care and storage of tools. Assist operators in adding fuel, oil and proper greasing of equipment.
  • Foster a safe work environment at all times.
  • Working knowledge of golf course maintenance equipment and repair practices including: gasoline, diesel, and electric motor repair. Hydraulic and hydrostatic transmission repair, grinding, back lapping and adjusting reels.
  • Must be polite and friendly to players and guests; always projecting a professional image.
  • Will help the grounds crew out in times of need.
  • Must be able to work every other weekend.

Supervisory Responsibilities:

  • No supervisory responsibilities.
  • Experience / Education / Certification Requirements:
  • High School education or its equivalent.
  • Must have valid driver’s license.
  • Must have knowledge of mechanical tools, safety procedures and equipment repair.
  • Experience with John Deere and Toro equipment is a plus.

Physical Requirements:

  • Must be able to lift up to 40 lbs. to waist height.
  • Constant bending, turning, keeling and stooping.
  • Exposure to hot and cold temperatures, fumes, exhaust and environmental conditions.
  • Must be able to stand for extended periods.
  • Must be able to operate gas powered golf equipment and maintenance equipment in a safe manner.
  • Normal vision and hearing ranges required.


  • Dependent on experience.

For more information or to apply, contact Jarrod Kepple.

Jarrod Kepple
Director of Golf Course Maintenance

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