A golf course equipment technician is responsible for the operation and preventive care of golf course maintenance equipment. This position reports to the golf course grounds manager and/or the assistant superintendent.


  • Inspect, diagnose and repair mechanical defects or failures in various golf course maintenance equipment including diesel, gas, and electric powered golf course equipment
  • Instruct and or train turf management staff regarding preventive maintenance, equipment usage, proper cleaning and safe operation of equipment
  • Maintain a preventive maintenance program on all equipment
  • Purchase and keep inventory of parts and replacement supplies
  • Examine and service daily the equipment for performance enhancement
  • Oversee and maintain the equipment area for cleanliness and safety
  • Regulate use of equipment in absence of superintendent and assistant superintendents
  • Perform other duties as directed by the grounds manager

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities

  • Diploma or certificate as a turf mechanic technician or equivalent trade as a mechanic
  • Knowledge of equipment repairing and troubleshooting
  • Experience and knowledge of golf course operation
  • Knowledge of Workplace Hazardous Materials Information System (WHMIS)
  • Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions
  • Ability to provide instructions for staff
  • Positive attitude and willingness to work in a team
  • Good communication skills
  • Enthusiasm for golf an asset
  • Welding and fabrication experience an asset
  • Valid driver’s license

Possible Future Career Paths

  • Golf Course Irrigation Technician
  • Grounds Manager
  • Assistant Superintendent
  • Superintendent

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