Wakonda Club is excited to announce the exceptional opportunity of Golf Course Equipment Manager. Wakonda Club is an 18-Hole facility that annually hosts the Principal Charity Classic and is dedicated to providing its members, their families, and guests with a premier country club experience.
The Equipment Manager will report directly to the Golf Course Superintendent and should be self-motivated, have a positive attitude, and be proactive in their communication regarding equipment needs & repairs. On-the-job training with grinding/sharpening reel units and maintenance of golf course equipment will be facilitated by Wakonda Club staff, should it be required.
Develop and perform preventative maintenance on all golf course equipment including diesel, electric, and gas-powered machinery
With the assistance of the Management Team, instruct and train the maintenance staff regarding preventative maintenance, as well as the proper cleaning of and safe operation of equipment
Must be aware of and implement all OSHA standards and regulations
Oversees shop maintenance area, maintain a clean and organized work environment
Ability to diagnose and repair equipment in the field
Keeps a complete set of records for equipment and parts inventory purchases, equipment conditions, costs of repairs, and preventive maintenance for all equipment
Ability to work 45-55 hours per week in-season, including holidays and other special dates for tournaments as directed by the Superintendent
Work with Golf Course Superintendent in developing annual operating and capital budgets
Create, implement, and oversee an annual winter equipment maintenance schedule
Communicate effectively and appropriately with departmental employees, vendors, and members of the Club
Grow your employment at Wakonda and be considered for our scholarship opportunities through the Oak Leaf Education Foundation. The Oak Leaf Education Foundations provides higher education scholarship monies to qualified Wakonda employees.
Qualified candidates should have a strong mechanical aptitude with small engines and equipment; experience does not specifically need golf course maintenance.
About Wakonda Club
Wakonda Club is the private club in Des Moines, IA, established in 1922. The course is an 18-hole classic William Langford design. Wakonda Club is the host facility of the annual Principal Charity Classic, a Champion's Tour event. Members can play our nationally-recognized golf course, pick up a racket on the clay tennis courts or lounge in the shaded poolside oasis. They enjoy dining in our restaurant and bar or al fresco with the best views of downtown Des Moines and host events in spaces overlooking the golf course and beautiful pools.
Generations of Des Moines residents have built a community at Wakonda Club where lifelong friendships begin, children grow up and reminisce on fond memories, business deals are made on the golf course and staff becomes family as important moments are celebrated together.
A classic institution that is anything but basic – we are a life well lived. We’re Wakonda Club.