City of Everett

Job Title

Golf Mechanic

Job Type

Full Time

Job Description

Golf and Grounds Equipment Technician

$5,290.00 – $6,430.00 Monthly

Nature of Work
Under the general supervision of a Supervisor, employees in this classification perform work in the maintenance and repair of small tools, equipment, engines, and other specialized golf and grounds maintenance equipment.

Primary work involves responsibility for keeping small power tools, engines, mowers, tractors, vehicles, and other assigned equipment in good repair. When repairs are needed the incumbent returns the equipment to service quickly, economically and makes recommendations to supervisor when third party maintenance is required. Employees in this classification are responsible for performing equipment troubleshooting, equipment preventive maintenance, and the scheduling and monitoring of shop repairs and maintenance. Responsibilities include overseeing inventory and the ordering of parts, tools and other related items. Specific assignments are received orally or in writing and work is performed under limited supervision. Employees may train and direct the work of Park/Golf Laborers, General Laborers, seasonal day laborers, community service workers and volunteers.

As required, employees in this classification may also perform maintenance of park, golf, ball field and associated City-owned boulevards, rights of way, lawns, grounds, golf courses and other recreational areas.

Illustrative Examples Of Work
Troubleshoot, repair and maintain a variety of tools and small equipment that are electrical, hydraulic, internal combustion powered or manually powered.

Inspect, adjust and replace parts including cutting reels, bearings, bed knives, electrical and hydraulic system components, cooling system components, fuel and exhaust systems.

Sharpen and adjust cutting units for reel and rotary mowing machines.

Perform two and four cycle engine repairs and hydraulic motor repairs.

Replace hoses, filters, bearings, belts and other mechanical components.

Repack gear cases, test for electrical circuit problems, repair and replace bearings, seals and bushings.

Diagnose problems with hydraulic units, pumps, hoses, and other equipment systems; make necessary repairs and adjustments as required.

Order and inventory general equipment parts.

Maintain records of preventative maintenance, repairs, and orders.

Use accepted safe methods to operate equipment such as light-duty trucks, three and five yard dump trucks, truck and trailer combinations, single and multiple gang mowers, tractors and a variety of implements including but not limited to back hoes, top dressers, aerifiers, field groomers, thatchers and vertical mowers, mowers and brush cutters, sprayers and front-end loaders in order to assure equipment is in good working condition.

Perform maintenance of park, golf, ball field and associated City-owned boulevards, rights of way, lawns, grounds, golf courses and other recreational areas.

Perform related work as required.

Required Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

Considerable Knowledge of:

The structure, function, diagnostics, maintenance and repair techniques for a variety of lawn and grounds maintenance equipment.
Operating principles of two cycle and four cycle engines;
Proper set-up and operation of reel and bed knife grinding equipment;
Knowledge of:
Care and use of various types of mechanical hand and shop tools.
Standard maintenance practices for electrical, gas, diesel and hydraulic tools and equipment.
Computer operating procedures and related software programs.
Methods and practices of lawn, turf, trees, shrub, and flower care and basic understanding of disease and pest identification.
Preparation and maintenance of golf courses, and/or park open spaces, to include turf areas and ball fields as required, including the operation of the equipment used in the exercise of that work.
Skill and Ability to:
Troubleshoot, repair and maintain a variety of tools and small equipment that are electrical, hydraulic, internal combustion powered or manually powered.
Understand, communicate, and carry out oral and written instructions.
Coordinate, train and direct the work activities of others.
Use a wide variety of equipment repair tools and in the performance of various types of mechanical repairs.
Schedule appropriate repairs and preventative maintenance work for small engines and equipment.
Utilize computer software to maintain field and maintenance records and ability to adapt to software the department may acquire and implement.
Establish and maintain cooperative and effective working relationships with co-workers, supervisors, other city staff, and the public.
Relate to others in a professional, courteous and respectful manner.
Maintain a work environment free of discrimination, harassment, and retaliation.
Work safely and in compliance with federal and state laws and regulations, and with City laws, policies, and standards.
Support diversity and multi-cultural understanding in the workplace.
Proactively address potential employee issues.
Minimum Education And Experience Requirements:
Requires a minimum of one year of trade school, community college or similar training in automotive, small engine or grounds equipment maintenance and repair work AND at least two years of experience in golf course or parks, small engine or similar equipment maintenance and repair (or a combination of education, training and/or experience which provides an equivalent background required to perform this work) AND some experience in the preparation, set-up and maintenance of a golf course or park, including equipment operation OR any equivalent combination of education and experience that clearly demonstrates the ability to perform the work.
Possession of a valid driver license at the date of hire, and the ability to obtain and maintain a valid Washington State driver license within 30 days of hire.
Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a valid Washington Commercial Driver License (C.D.L.), with the necessary endorsements as prescribed by law, within three (3) months of hire.
Possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, a First Aid/CPR certification within six (6) months of hire.
Successful completion of a background check.
Depending on the area of assignment, possession of, or ability to obtain and maintain, any applicable licenses or certificates needed for mixing, handling and/or applying pesticides, which may include insecticides, herbicides, fungicides or other chemical preparations associated with grounds keeping tasks within six (6) months of hire.
Physical Demands and Working Conditions:
Willingness to perform physically demanding work activities involving sustained lifting, bending, standing, walking, climbing, and working from ladders, and the ability to occasionally lift up to 50 pounds.
Supplemental Information:
The statements contained in this class specification reflect general details necessary to describe the principal functions of this classification, the scope of responsibility, the level of knowledge and skill typically required to perform the work. Statements in this specification should not be considered an all-inclusive listing of work requirements for the classification. Individuals may perform other duties as assigned, including work in other functional areas to cover absences or relief, to equalize peak work periods, or to otherwise balance the workload. Regular and reliable attendance is an essential responsibility of each employee, and the ability to work regularly is a requirement for continued employment.

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Contact Name

Emily Young

Contact Email

Contact Phone

(425) 257-8332