The Club at Cordillera is pleased to announce an opening for Mechanic! This position oversees maintenance at one of the courses and aids in care and equipment at all courses throughout the season. Salary range is 50-75K and is very dependent on winter experience with snowmobiles, plowing, and understanding golf seasonality.
Reports to: Director of Agronomy, Senior Superintendent, or Lead Assistant Superintendent.
General Purpose: Maintains the equipment and aids in agronomy staff management at one or more of the courses at the Club at Cordillera and ensures that the equipment is maintained to established standards.
Safely operates the use of dump trucks, snow removal equipment, snowcat, and snowmobiles to remove, monitor, maintain, groom, and pack the facility during winter operations.
Aids the course lead in the proper winterization of the golf course.
Maintains a working knowledge of agronomy programs and schedule of events.
Operates, maintains, and troubleshoots components such as pressure relief and reduction valves, pumps, filtration equipment, pump motors/drives, and communication systems associated with the water delivery for the property.
Maintains a preventative maintenance program on all equipment, purchases repair parts and replacement supplies. Places orders for parts/supplies as needed for equipment or service and tracks expenses and inventories for budget purposes.
Inspects, adjusts, diagnoses and repairs mechanical defects in many types of golf course maintenance equipment.
Performs mower grinding/sharpening, performs general overhaul of motors, reels, installs and adjusts braking systems.
Performs machining or welding work in making fittings used in repair of maintenance equipment. Maintains records of preventative maintenance, repairs made, parts ordered.
Maintains up-to-date working knowledge of light and heavy construction and maintenance equipment and automotive apparatus.
Knowledge of the theory, care and operation of internal combustion engines, hydraulic systems and mowing equipment maintenance such as grinding, sharpening and adjustment.
Diagnoses mechanical troubles and schedules appropriate preventative maintenance work.
Follows sound purchasing procedures utilizing preferred vendors, when possible.
Helps to control costs and expenses in the maintenance of the equipment fleet relating to parts purchases, inventory levels, service work, fuel inventories and related items.
Aids the ongoing hiring, training, and coaching of staff.
Manages the seasonal staff during the absence of the Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent. Manages department members that may include, but is not limited to: Assistant Mechanic(s), greenskeepers, and equipment operators.
Incorporates safe work practices in job performance.
Performs other duties as required.
Education/Experience: Associate’s degree (AA) or equivalent from two-year college or technical school and/or training; or equivalent combination of education and experience (Degree preference in diesel mechanics, auto mechanics, or small engines,).
Physical Demands: Regularly stands, walks and sits. Regularly uses hands, reaches with arms and hands, talks or hears. Occasionally climbs, balances, stoops, kneels, crouches, crawls, tastes or smells. Regularly lifts up to 50 pounds. Occasionally lifts up to 100 pounds.
Environment/Noise: Normally works near moving mechanical parts, sharp objects, fumes and/or airborne particles. Frequently works in outdoor weather conditions. Noise level is moderate.
Certificates/Licenses: Valid Driver’s License Job Knowledge, Skill, and Ability Preferences: Ability to read and speak English is required in order to perform the duties of the job (e.g. the associates are required to communicate with English speaking customers or co-workers, the manuals for the equipment the associates may use are in English). Knowledge of Microsoft Office applications.
This job description is not an exclusive or exhaustive list of all job functions that an associate in this position may be asked to perform from time to time.
Educational Requirements: 2-year education - preferably in diesel mechanics Experience Requirements: Two years on a golf course as well as reel and bedknife set-up, rebuilding and grinding experience. Special Requirements: Winter snow removal experience, care and operation of snowmobiles, snowcat, plows, etc. A team player that is positive and encouraging. The individual selected should be able to and want to train employees in proper operation of all equipment and procedures. Maintaining a clean, neat, and organized shop is a must for the person in this capacity.
We are a high-end, 64-hole facility in Edwards, Colorado with each course having its own shop, Equipment Manager, and fleet of equipment. Tractors, aerification equipment, and topdressors are really the only shared pieces of equipment. The facility is predominantly Toro equipment.
Please carefully consider the cost of living in the Vail Valley prior to applying.
Additional Salary Information: Application Instructions:
Please email cover letter, resume AND list of references to firstname.lastname@example.org
Full Troon Golf package after probation period. - Includes health, vision, dental, 401K, PTO, uniforms, meal discounts, golf privileges.
About The Club at Cordillera
Located in HEART of the Rocky Mountains, Edwards, Colorado, Cordillera boasts 64-holes of high-end golf spread over twelve square miles. 64-holes coupled with a high-pressure water transfer line enable a great learning experience and healthy does of challenge for our leadership team. No two days are alike in the Rockies, summer or winter! Our “season” typically begins in late February with greens snow removal (and re-spray). Winters are the time to recharge mentally and physically, plow snow, groom the Nordic trail, upgrade buildings, and learn new things!
Managed by Troon Golf, we offer exceptional growth opportunity for those who succeed. Please see our website at www.cordillera-vail.com for more information on the facility.