Cog Hill Golf and Country Club is an 80-hole public facility located 45 minutes southwest of Chicago, Illinois. The club is home to the world famous Course 4-Dubsdread and former host of a number of PGA Tour events.
The Equipment Manager is under the supervision of the Director of Grounds Operations, and manages and participates in the maintenance and repair of all golf course equipment. Specific responsibilities and requirements of the position are as follows, but not limited to:
Responsible for maintaining a safe, clean and organized work environment inclusive of all equipment storage, tools, parts, office and building areas.
Inspects, troubleshoots, adjusts and repairs all turf, construction, and highway equipment.
Constructs and maintains preventative maintenance schedules for all equipment.
Responsible for all record keeping in regard to preventative maintenance, repair maintenance, and cost of ownership logs.
Communicates and coordinates all necessary equipment maintenance with the Director of Grounds Operations and Golf Course Superintendents to ensure efficient production on the golf courses.
Coordinates and executes all warranty requirements on covered equipment.
Responsible for maintaining a reasonably adequate inventory of required parts and supplies to support the efficient operation of the golf course maintenance fleet.
Coordinates with the Head Golf Cart Technician to ensure the maintenance of a reasonably adequate inventory of parts and supplies for the cart maintenance team.
Participates in weekly departmental managerial meetings and planning sessions.
Inspects the quality of operation, production, and performance on all deployed equipment.
Responsible for the recruitment of all equipment technicians.
Trains and supervises all equipment technicians in proper techniques and best practices in regard to preventative maintenance and repair.
Maintains a schedule of continuing education for themselves and the equipment technicians to remain up-to-date on current industry trends and best practices.
Assists in the training of employees for proper safe, efficient, and productive operation of equipment.
Preferred requirements and qualifications of the Equipment Manager at Cog Hill Golf and Country Club include:
Possess a working knowledge of the care and maintenance of construction, turf care, and vehicular equipment.
Possess skill in the use of a wide variety of tools and their use in executing proper mechanical repair.
Possess a working knowledge of the theory, care, and operation of internal combustion engines, and reel and rotary blade mower grinding, sharpening and adjustment.
Possess a working knowledge of the theory, care, and operation of electrical and hydraulic systems.
Possess knowledge and experience in welding and fabrication.
Ability to diagnose mechanical failures and schedule appropriate preventative maintenance work.
Possess strong inter-personal and communication skills.
Possess a dedication to personal and professional improvement and facility advancement.
Physical capacity to perform all tasks associated with the repair and maintenance of all golf course equipment.
Ability to communicate and prioritize repairs and maintenance work in an efficient manner.
Possess knowledge of the game of golf and the understanding of how maintenance programs impact golf course conditioning.
Cog Hill Golf and Country Club is a 1,000-acre, 72-hole public golf facility located Lemont, Illinois; 30 miles southwest of Chicago. Cog Hill is the dream and work of Joe Jemsek, a golf visionary who pioneered high standards for public golf.
While Cog Hill was founded in 1927, Mr. Jemsek acquired Cog Hill Golf and Country Club in 1951 from the Coghill family. The property at the time consisted of two eighteen-hole golf courses. Mr. Jemsek added a third course in 1963, and then added the beloved Number Four, or “Dubsdread” Course in 1964. Dubsdread was recently renovated and updated in 2008 by architect Rees Jones. Still today, Cog Hill is owned and operated by the Jemsek family.
Cog Hill was built on high expectations and tradition which has created a world-renowned Championship golf facility. Cog Hill has hosted professional and amateur tournaments dating back to 1970. Such tournaments include; the U.S. Women's Amateur Public Links (1987), the U.S. Amateur Public Links (1970,1989), the 97th U.S. Amateur (1997) the PGA Tour Western Open Championship (1991-2006), and the PGA Tour BMW Championship (2007, 2009-2011).