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Full-Time Golf Course Equipment Manager - Indianapolis Motor Speedway (Indianapolis, IN)

POSITION TITLE: Golf Course Equipment Manager

DEPARTMENT: Golf Course Turf Management

REPORTS TO: Golf Course Superintendent

POSITION LOCATION: Golf Course Maintenance Facility

FLSA STATUS: Non-Exempt

COMPANY SUMMARY:

The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment and the largest spectator sporting facility in the world. The INDYCAR Series offers its lineup of drivers the most diverse challenges in motorsports; featuring racing at a combination of superspeedways, short ovals, road courses and street circuits. However, we are also about people. A talented staff with diverse skills that are used to the fullest to stage the world's great motor racing events.

Brickyard Crossing is a unique golf course, located on the property of the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway (IMS). The golf course was redesigned in 1993 by Golf Course Architect Pete Dye, situating 4 holes inside the motor speedway. Having a golf course intertwined with a major motor speedway creates a unique work experience not found at many places. The Golf Course Turf Management Department is responsible for a championship conditioned golf course, while also maintaining the chemical and irrigation program for the entire motor speedway. IMS plays host to major events every year, including the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, The Indianapolis 500, The Brickyard 400, and The Red Bull Air Races. New in 2017, Brickyard Crossing will play host to the LPGA Tour’s Indianapolis Women In Technology Championship contested in September. Being tied in with IMS provides many logistical and scheduling challenges, however it also opens the door for resources that are unique to many golf courses.

POSITION SUMMARY:

Manages and oversees comprehensive preventive maintenance program for all golf course and construction related equipment as directed by Superintendent or Assistant. Places safety as a top priority and is responsible for maintaining a clean shop and maintenance building.

SPECIFIC DUTIES:

  • With the Golf Course Superintendent, provides support for Facilities Department. 
  • Manages and oversees comprehensive preventive maintenance program for all golf course and construction related equipment as directed by Superintendent or Assistant.
  • Places safety as a top priority and is responsible for maintaining a clean shop and maintenance building.
  • Maintains a preventive maintenance program within budget on all equipment, purchases repair parts and shop supplies.
  • Keeps a complete set of records for equipment maintenance and parts inventory, equipment conditions, costs of repairs and preventive maintenance for all equipment.
  • Inspects, diagnoses and repairs mechanical problems/failures in all golf course maintenance equipment including diesel, electric, and gasoline powered; hydraulic systems; electrical systems; manual and automatic transmissions; reels, bedknives and rotary blades.
  • Prioritizes equipment repair and maintenance work, schedules and directs the work assignments of the Equipment Maintenance Technician.
  • Spot checks equipment for performance on the course, frequently makes emergency repairs to equipment on the course, and services or supervises servicing of equipment prior to use.
  • Responsible for shop area maintenance.
  • Regulates employees' use of equipment in absence of Superintendent and Assistant, if needed, and performs other duties as directed by Superintendent.
  • Enthusiasm for and commitment to the company and the Vision, Mission and Values.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.

QUALIFICATIONS:

Supervisory Responsibilities

  • Schedules and directs the work assignments of the Equipment Maintenance Technician.
  • Prioritizes equipment repair and maintenance work.
  • Regulates employees’ use of equipment in absence of Superintendent and Assistant.

Education

  • Two-year Certificate or Associates degree in Golf Course Equipment Management. High school graduate or GED with equipment experience, or equivalent experience.

Skills/Experience

  • Minimum two years’ experience as an Equipment Manager or Mechanic at comparable Golf Course.
  • High integrity.
  • Strong people skills.
  • Innovative thinker and self-starter.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Effective working knowledge of light and heavy maintenance equipment and specialty apparatuses.
  • Skill in the use of a variety of equipment repair tools, and the making of various types of mechanical repair.
  • Effective working knowledge of the theory, care and operation of internal combustion engines, electrical and hydraulic systems, and mowing equipment.
  • Effective working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions machinery involved with the position.
  • Requires an ability to move heavy objects over fifty pounds.
  • Requires valid driver's license.

Travel/Work Hours

  • No travel required
  • Must be able to work overtime and weekends

PHYSICAL DEMANDS: 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Capable of lifting 50lbs.
  • Capable of working outdoors in cold and hot weather conditions.
  • Capable of working 8+ hour days

WORK ENVIRONMENT:  

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.  Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • Working on the Golf Course Turf Management Team at Brickyard Crossing is a fast paced and rewarding work environment.
  • Due to the large number of events, employee must be able to work safely with a large group of people around and be flexible on the job.

Note: When you apply for this job online, you will be required to answer the following questions:

1. Do you have permanent work authorization to work in the United States (you might have permanent work authorization as a U.S. Citizen, a Permanent Resident Alien, Refugee or Asylee, or as a Temporary Resident Alien under the Immigration Reform and Control Act)? (If "No", please explain and also note that proof of citizenship or immigration status will be required upon employment).

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