Mechanic Greenkeeper

Established in 1930 Brookmans Park is a prestigious private members club situated between Hatfield and Potters Bar, Hertfordshire. We currently have a vacancy for an experienced Mechanic Greenkeeper to join our team.

Mechanic Greenkeeper

This role would suit and experienced Greenkeeper Mechanic or equally a Mechanic looking for a new challenge who would enjoy outdoor work. If you’re a Mechanic who plays golf this could be ideal.

As a senior member of the team you will ideally have the following skills and attributes:

  • Proven skills in the management of the workshop in order to maintain the Clubs fleet to a high standard.
  • Ability to manage and control stock, negotiate and implement a service schedule.
  • To assist and suggest forward programmes concerning the course machinery and maintenance budgets whilst working to a currently agreed budget.
  • The ability to use your own initiative to create solutions to ensure continuity of work.
  • Good communication skills to work effectively as part of the team.
  • Good working knowledge of Health & Safety requirements.
  • The work has a high physical requirement. Stamina and good health are essential.
  • Hold a valid UK driving license.
  • Hold, or be training towards NVQ Level Two Greenkeeping qualification however all Greenkeeper training necessary will be provided.

The Club has invested annually in its Machinery and Equipment in order to maintain a modern and reliable fleet. This has included in recent years, modern workshop equipment and tools including a Twin Post Machinery Lift and Grinding equipment.

A competitive Salary is available for the successful candidate, dependant on experience and qualifications

Please apply by email enclosing your C.V. and covering letter to greenkeepers@bpgc.co.uk

 

Job Description: Mechanic/Greenkeeper

You will be employed by Brookmans Park Golf Club. A well respected private members parkland golf course set in over 200 acres, which was founded in 1930.

Reporting To

Course Manager, Course Manager

Role 

To schedule and carry out routine maintenance and servicing of all machinery & equipment as well as all minor and major mechanical repairs as required to a first class standard and in addition, to carry out routine golf course maintenance tasks and additional tasks relevant to any course development projects undertaken by the Club as directed by the Course Manager, Deputy Course Manager, all in accordance with the Club’s Golf Course Maintenance Policy, its Health and Safety Policy and the Greenkeepers Code of Conduct.

Responsibility

  • Schedule and carry out all repairs and maintenance
  • Assist and advise the Course Manager to ensure the course machinery is kept in a first class working condition within the budgets previously agreed.
  • Maintain accurate PC based records on all repairs and maintenance.
  • Ensure that all workshop areas are safe, tidy and well presented at all times with tools and equipment properly stored.
  • Keep the Course Manager informed of new techniques relating to machinery and equipment use and maintenance.
  • Assist the introduction of new equipment, relating to machinery and course maintenance.
  • To assist in training the staff, as required, to carry out basic servicing and setup of all machinery and equipment.
  • Work overtime to keep the machinery in good working order, when needed to meet the needs of the business.
  • Perform all tasks to a high standard at all times.
  • Ensure that all work areas both on and off the course are left clean, tidy, and well presented at all times.
  • Take action to remedy any condition or damage found on the course which affects the high standard expected, or report as necessary.
  • Perform all relevant pre-start checks prior to use of any machinery or equipment.
  • Ensure tools and equipment are maintained and stored in good condition, and are cleaned prior to storage after use, each day.
  • Report machinery/ equipment defects or damage immediately.
  • Read, understand and then sign all relevant risk assessments before undertaking any task.
  • Maintain Health & Safety and work within the Club’s policy at all times.
  • Maintain PC based work, machinery and fuel records.

Specific Duties 

  • Schedule and perform a preventative maintenance program for all equipment
  • Ensure that all equipment is correctly serviced, maintained and overhauled as per the manufactures recommendations.
  • Inspect, diagnose and repair mechanical defects
  • Keep full service and repair records using the PC which conform to both Company and Regulatory standards including costs.
  • Ensure that tools are kept clean and in proper working condition
  • Order equipment and supplies as needed and approved by management
  • Ensure that all equipment is stored correctly, set up and cleaned after use.
  • Ensure that all fuel, oil and other consumable’s are stored in accordance with statutory requirements.
  • Ensure that the Greenkeepers buildings and storage areas are kept in a clean and tidy condition.
  • Maintain an adequate stock of spare parts and workshop items and order replenishment supplies under procedures agreed with the Course Manager.
  • Inspect and confirm correct charges on supplier’s invoices for all purchases relating to the workshop.
  • Arrange for the hire of any specialist equipment or machinery when authorized to do so.
  • Make recommendations and assist in the preparation of a budget for the repairs and purchase of replacement and new workshop/ course equipment.
  • Make recommendations to improve the appearance and functionality of the workshop area, propose any action, which would result in reducing machinery and course maintenance costs and down time.
  • Carry out routine course maintenance including mowing of greens, teeing grounds, surrounds, fairways, rough and semi rough.
  • Carry out routine maintenance of bunkers, gardens and club surrounds.
  • Set up the golf course, including changing holes, moving tee markers, indicating OOB, Drop zones and hazards.
  • Apply top dressing and fertilizer
  • Identify and control pests, weeds and diseases
  • Renovate worn and damaged turf
  • Assist and advise the Course Manager to carry out appropriate maintenance and treatment of grasses and soils throughout the year.
  • Assist and advise in construction of new tees or greens or make alterations to existing ones in accordance instructions from the Course Manager.
  • Plant or prune trees as necessary, after receiving instruction from the Course Manager.

NB. The above list is not exhaustive or exclusive and the Mechanic may be expected to undertake other work commensurate with the nature and seniority of the position within the Company at the reasonable request of the Company.

Person Specification

As a senior member of the team you will ideally have:

  • Skills in the Management of the workshop in order to maintain the Clubs fleet to a high standard.
  • The ability to use your own initiative to create solutions and ensure continuity of the business.
  • Good communication skills to work effectively as part of the team.
  • Ability to manage and control stock, negotiate with suppliers and implement a service schedule for the fleet.
  • To interpret and carry out any recommendations but in addition must use own initiative to a great extent.
  • To keep abreast of modem advances in machinery and equipment in greenkeeping by being a member the trade association and networking within the local area.
  • To be assist and suggest forward programmes concerning the course machinery and maintenance budgets whilst working to a currently agreed budget.
  • Training towards NVQ Level Two Greenkeeping qualification or equivalent.
  • The ability to use your own initiative when working alone.
  • Good communication skills to work effectively as part of the team.
  • Trustworthy and reliable.
  • The work has a high physical requirement. Stamina and good health are essential.
  • Hold a desire to continue your own professional development through appropriate training and education.
  • Hold a valid UK driving license.

Dual Role Work Pattern

Generally, from October to March the Mechanic will spend at least 4 days per week carrying out the routine maintenance and service of the equipment. During the summer months the role will be focused on carrying out repairs and mid season maintenance as required and also assisting with the course maintenance. This will include various mowing, bunker maintenance and course setup.

Working Hours

Normal working, hours including 30min break: Apr – Sep 6:00am – 2:30pm

Oct – Mar7:00am – 2:30pm

Weekday overtime will be necessary and will be paid as time in lieu.

Weekend overtime will be required on a rota basis, approximately every third week, with several additional shifts as required by the needs of the Club. The normal weekend shift, paid at time and a half, would be 3 hours on both Saturday and Sunday mornings starting at a time as directed by the course manager, to prepare the course for the days golf. Bank Holidays will be paid at double time.

Salary

In addition to a competitive wage:

  • 20 days holiday per annum, increasing to 25 for time served, plus bank/public holidays. Up to half of your holiday entitlement can be used between April 1st and October 1st by arrangement. Some no holiday periods will apply.
  • Provision of a uniform and all Personal protective Equipment required.
  • Subscription to the trade association BIGGA
  • Contributory Pension Scheme, matched up to 3%
  • Training as required to further greenkeeping skills as well as both funding and support for any relevant future training and qualifications by agreement.