The Equipment Manager is responsible for maintenance of equipment and oversight of a comprehensive preventive maintenance program in the following departments: Golf Course Maintenance, Grounds Maintenance, Lakes management, Equestrian Facility, Facilities Maintenance, Lodging and Housekeeping services.
(These essential job functions are not to be construed as a complete statement of all duties performed. Employee will be required to perform other related duties as assigned.)
Oversees Toro Myturf preventive maintenance program of all equipment
Inspects, diagnoses and repairs mechanical defects/failures in various equipment, including diesel-, electric-, and gasoline-powered automobiles, trucks, trenchers, sweepers, rollers, mower, and other mechanical equipment use in utility work.
Responsible for facility maintenance and upgrade planning and oversight. In conjunctions with the Director, develops long range plans for the continuing development of the maintenance compound.
Instructs and/or trains operators and technicians 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.
Maintains a complete set of records for equipment and parts inventory purchases, equipment conditions, cost of repairs and preventives maintenance for all equipment.
Spot checks equipment for performances and makes emergency repairs to equipment and services or supervises servicing of equipment prior to use.
Performs and or directs wash pad maintenance
Oversees the repair facility maintenance in two (2) locations
Regulates employees’ use of equipment in the absence of superintendent and assistant superintendents, if needed, and performs other duties as directed by the director.
Recommends equipment purchases and leases- responsible for compiling and gathering lease agreements, negotiating these leases and working with the Director, GM, and CFO to finalize deals.
Participates in continuing education.
Ensures that all members, guest, and co-workers are treated in a friendly and respectful manner in accordance with the standards of excellence of The Ford Plantation.
Physical, Mental, and Visual Skills:
Ability to use logical or scientific thinking to solve problems
Ability to perform arithmetic, algebraic and geometric calculations
Ability to carry out detailed written and verbal instructions independently
Ability to perform heavy physical work, may be required to exert up to 100 pounds of force occasionally, up to 50 pounds frequently, and up to 20 pounds constantly, performing such activities as bending, stooping, kneeling, crouching, reaching, standing, walking, pushing, pulling, lifting, climbing stairs, and grasping for up to five hours without sitting.
Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions while repairing equipment.
REQUIRED WORK HABITS:
Highschool diploma or equivalent
Secondary education in a mechanic related field preferred but not required
3 - 5 years minimum experience at a golf course or turf maintenance facility
Working knowledge of light and heavy maintenance equipment and automotive apparatuses.
Skilled in the use of a variety of equipment repair tools and the making of various types of mechanical repairs.
Working knowledge of the theory, care, and operation of the internal combustion engines and mowing equipment.
Skilled in welding and light metal fabrication
Ability to diagnose mechanical troubles and determine appropriate maintenance work.
Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the profession.
Must be able to communicate effectively and keep business records.
Knowledge of and/or the ability to play the game of golf and understand how the job performance affects the playing conditions of the golf course.
Possession of a valid driver’s license.
Additional Salary Information: -Health Insurance/Dental
-PTO accrual starting 30 days after start
About The Ford Field and River Club
A storied sanctuary in Georgia Lowcountry, The Ford Field & River Club has roots that reach back more than a
century to 1917, when American industrialist, Henry Ford, first encountered the land. Overlooking the Ogeechee River and dense with hundred-year-old oak trees and vibrant wildlife, Ford sought out the property—once farmed for rice and cotton—on the recommendation of friend and noted naturalist John Burroughs. The
lush expanse of marshland instantly staked a claim in Ford’s imagination and, more than a decade later, Ford
returned to buy it with his wife Clara, and together they claimed it as their winter retreat.
While building the 6,900-square-foot Main House in 1939—which Clara envisioned as her own Gone with the
Wind-inspired southern estate—Henry Ford invested in the neighboring town of Richmond Hill. He opened a sawmill, hired locals to help convert farm products for use in his automobiles (crafting gear shift knobs from corn cobs and oil from soybeans) and constructed housing, a free medical clinic, schools and vital infrastructure. Though asked to have the town bear his name, Ford declined, approving Richmond Hill instead.
Deeply enamored of their new low...country refuge, Henry and Clara hosted many lavish parties for visiting family, friends and local townspeople at The Main House and Oyster House, both of which remain lively riverside destinations for families of The Ford.
After Henry’s passing in 1947, and Clara’s in 1950, the land was tended to by a few private owners over the next several decades until it was purchased by real estate developer and entrepreneur Ghaith R. Pharaon in 1981. Pharaon had a new vision for the property—to restore the Main House, add new roads, expand the original marina and make way for the most beautiful lowcountry golf course the game has ever seen. This vision laid the foundation for so many who have come to call The Ford home.
Just prior to Pharaon’s arrival, in 1978, The Ford’s Main House was inducted into the National Register of
historic Places and remains a welcoming, much-beloved gathering point for modern-day members of The Ford, who use it for formal and informal cocktail hours, weddings and
Now entirely under the care of the community’s multigenerational membership base, The Ford’s present-day
stewards continue to preserve and honor its rich history while creating extraordinary opportunities for each new generation of families, whose stories will unfold in the years to come.