Greenkeeper Mechanic

Warrington Golf Club - Cheshire - Northern
Mechanic - Greenkeeper 5 February 2022

Warrington Golf Club founded in 1903 and is located on the south side of the town, being positioned at the highest point in Warrington with some fantastic views.

Applicants should have previous golf course maintenance experience with a keen eye for detail. Due to our aspiration of constantly striving to maintain the highest possible standards, combined with various project activities, the duties are varied and sometimes labour intensive.  

The Greenkeeper mechanic will support the Course Manager in ensuring the maintenance of the fleet of machines for its 18 hole golf course on a daily bases, They will be responsible for carrying out routine maintenance and servicing on all course machinery. They should have a proven track record in the use of grinding units and setting equipment to provide the best possible performance. There will also be a requirement to carry out greenkeeping duties as determined by the Course Manager.

Job Functions:

  • Maintaining all of the golf club machinery ensuring routine maintenance for the fleet is carefully planned and carried out to manufactures specifications and guidelines.
  • Experience of operating welding equipment and grinding units.
  • Compliance with all health and safety procedures.
  • An understanding of and be competent in the use of modern golf machinery.
  • Mowing of turf (fairway, surrounds, greens, and rough) using tractors, ride-on machines and specialist hand mowers. 
  • Treating turf to ensure consistent playing surfaces.
  • Setting up the golf course each day for play including the layout of the course e.g. tee marker placement, and cutting of new hole location.
  • Maintain good standards of health and safety for self and others.
  • Complete any training that is organised by the Club.
  • Renovating and maintaining bunkers and other hazards such as water features.
  • All other greenkeeping related duties and any tasks requested by the Course Manager.

Personal Specifications and Qualities:

  • Knowledge of the uses and operating methods of the equipment and tools used in golf course maintenance.
  • Knowledge of the methods used in the care and maintenance of golf courses.
  • Knowledge of the care and maintenance of grass greens.
  • Knowledge of turf diseases and the methods and chemicals used to control them.
  • Ability to keep records.
  • Ability to problem solve and identify solutions.
  • Possess good interpersonal skills to communicate effectively, both written and verbally.

Knowledge and Experience required:

  • Proven track record in turf mechanics.
  • Experience of working on a golf course of similar standing 
  • Experience of prioritising work effectively, managing stock, maintaining accurate records of machinery repair / service and working to an approved budget.
  • Proven ability in preparing and implementing a program of routine maintenance for a large fleet of machinery and equipment to the manufacturer’s specification and guidelines.
  • A good understanding of and be competent in the use of modern golf course machinery.
  • Be able to complete a wide range of greenkeeping duties as required.
  • Experience of servicing course machinery.
  • Experience of grinding units. 
  • Must hold full UK driving licence.

If you wish to apply, please send your CV and covering letter to; Ben Goodchild, Course Manager [email protected]

Warrington Golf Club,
Hill Warren,
Appleton Thorn,
London Rd.
Warrington,
Cheshire.
WA4 5HR

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