The Country Club of Detroit, or CCD as it is known to our membership & staff, sits northeast of Downtown Detroit in the vibrant, exclusive suburb of Grosse Pointe Farms. The Championship Course currently sits within the top 200 classical courses in America, per Golfweek Magazine. CCD is proud to be hosting the 2021 US Senior Amateur Championship August of next year. We are also in the planning phases for a complete Re-design of our 9 hole short course, driving range, & short game area in conjunction with Renaissance Design slated to be completed in the next 3-5 years.
CCD is seeking a talented, career minded Equipment Manager for our Championship level operation. We are fortunate to work out of a facility that is a mere 8 years old, in a low cost of living area with more than ample financial resources in our operation. We are fortunate that the membership has invested over $1 million dollars in equipment for our operation over the past 3 years, and we have plans to continue a strong capital equipment purchasing plan. We continue to invest in our operation to help supply all team members with the necessary tools/items to meet or exceed our championship standards on a daily basis.
The equipment manager reports to the golf course superintendent and coordinates with the assistant golf course superintendent(s) and oversees a comprehensive preventive maintenance program for the golf course assets. The equipment manager works to effectively communicate all needs/problems relating to repair of equipment to the superintendent and/or the assistant superintendent(s), and schedules and directs the work assignments of the assistant equipment manager in conjunctions with himself/herself. While we are fortunate to have an exceptional assistant equipment manager, this is still a working position. The equipment manager places safety as a top priority and is responsible for maintaining a clean, safe service area and maintenance building.
Inspects, diagnoses and repairs mechanical defects/failures in various golf course maintenance equipment, including, diesel-, electric- and gasoline-powered , mowers, and other mechanical equipment used in golf course maintenance work.
Instructs and/or trains golf course maintenance workers regarding preventive maintenance, and the proper cleaning of and safe operation of equipment.
Prioritizes equipment repair and maintenance work.
Maintains a preventive maintenance program within budget on all equipment, and purchases repair parts and replacement supplies.
Keeps a complete set of records for equipment and parts inventory purchases, equipment conditions, costs of repairs and preventive maintenance for all equipment.
Spot checks equipment for performance on the course, makes emergency repairs to equipment on the course, and services or supervises servicing of equipment prior to use.
Oversees the shop area maintenance.
Regulates employees' use of equipment in absence of superintendent and assistant superintendent(s), if needed, and performs other duties as directed by the superintendent.
Collaborative part of equipment purchasing/leasing program.
Working knowledge of light and heavy maintenance equipment - specifically all golf course/light construction equipment.
Skill in the use of a variety of equipment repair tools, and the making of various types of mechanical repair.
Working knowledge of care/maintenance of all gasoline/diesel engines.
Ability to read blueprints/diagnose issues/effectively repair electrical & hydraulic systems.
Ability to move heavy objects - must be able to lift 50+ pounds.
Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions while repairing equipment.
Ability to fabricate necessary items (tools, parts, etc.) for equipment and equipment maneuverability.
Ability to diagnose mechanical troubles and schedule prioritization accordingly.
Ability to communicate effectively and keep business records.
Working knowledge of golf course equipment/light construction equipment
Ability to move heavy objects, must be able to lift 50+ lbs.
Working knowledge of safety hazards of all equipment, and the inherent safety issues that there can be on working on them
Working knowledge of OSHA safety guidelines in operation of area
Strong communication skills, and exceptional record keeping ability
Work thru inclement weather as needed
Ability to communicate effectively with Superintendent/Assistant Superintendents
Ability to grind reel mowers, and effectively setup mowing equipment to the highest standard (Majority John Deere Equipment)
Ability to develop/implement Standard Operating Procedures for shop operation, as well as with training for equipment in conjunction with Assistant Superintendents
Timeliness in attendance on a daily basis
Possession on a valid Michigan Drivers License
Willing to work together with others toward our common goal - meeting or exceeding membership expectations on a daily basis
'Whatever it Takes' mentality
HAVE FUN WITH YOUR WORK, AND THE PEOPLE YOU WORK WITH!!!
Additional Salary Information: Overtime pay after 40 Hours (average of 5-10 hours weekly April - November), Meals provided while working, Work polos & pants provided, Annual Boot/Clothing Allowance, Full Health care plan (Standard 80/20 plan), with Dental, Vision, Life & Short Term Disability Insurance as well, 401k Plan with 3% company match after 1 year, Bonus Opportunity (Discussed more in depth during interview), Paid Personal Time Off/Vacation Time Continuing Education opportunities locally annually, as well as special training at EM's request, Golf Industry Show every other year - fully paid for by CC of Detroit, Exceptional work life balance
In season: (April - November) 45-50 hours weekly, with two consecutive days off weekly (Friday/Saturday or Sunday/Monday).
Off Season: (November - March) 40 hours weekly with three consecutive days off weekly (Fri/Sat/Sun or Sat/Sun/Mon).
About Country Club of Detroit
The Country Club of Detroit is a HS Colt/CH Allison original design from 1912 that has played host to (2) US Amateur Championships, and will be hosting the 2021 US Senior Amateur Championship. The most recent architectural imprint on the property today is with Renaissance Design, who completed a large scale renovation in 2010-2011 with complete reconstruction of all greens & tees, as well as regrassing of fairways & renovating bunkers. A large scale tree management program was initiated at this time as well. Their design has brought back many ground game parameters to playing the golf course. There have been recent upgrades as well with green side bunker removals on 4 holes and the incorporation of 2+ acres of bentgrass bailouts for extended playability options.
The Country Club of Detroit, or CCD as it is known to our membership & staff, sits northeast of Downtown Detroit in the vibrant, exclusive suburb of Grosse Pointe Farms. The Championship Course currently sits within the top 200 classical courses in America, per Golfweek.