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Assistant Mechanic

Company: Juniper Preserve
Location: Bend
Posted on: September 11, 2023

Job Description:

Under the supervision of the Equipment Manager, the Assistant Mechanic assists in all areas of equipment repair and maintenance.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities:

Supervise and participate in all equipment maintenance to include:

-Mower grinding and sharpening.
-Backlapping and setting heights of cut.
-Daily equipment and height of cut inspections.
-Fabrication and welding.
-Engine and transmission work.
Administrative duties which may include:

-Vendor and manufacturer correspondence for demonstrating scheduling, parts ordering, and troubleshooting.
-Communication between all departments to facilitate scheduling and training.
-Planting, budgeting, and expense management.
-Manage all shop operations in the Equipment Manager's absence.
-Overhaul and repair maintenance vehicles, mower equipment and other power equipment.
-Inspect equipment for operating deficiencies and make routine adjustments where necessary.
-Respond to equipment failures in the field.
-Knowledge of the theory, care and operation of internal combustion engines, hydraulic systems and mowing equipment maintenance such as grinding, sharpening, and adjustment.
-Receive, unload, and pick up materials deliveries at shop and other shipping and receiving areas.
-Assist in controlling tool access and use by maintenance staff.
-Monitor and maintain grass dump and wash bay area.
-Participate in effective equipment orientation and training with staff members. Assists in developing ongoing training programs.
-Appropriate record keeping. Proper calibration of all spraying/fertilizer equipment.
-Maintain equipment service and storage areas in clean working order.
-Monitors fuel consumption by all employees and performs month ending tracking procedures.
-Winter time snow removal and plowing.
-May be relied upon for overtime.
-Oversee and participate in the maintenance of other department's vehicles and equipment.
-Incorporates safe work practices in job performance.
-Regular and reliable attendance.
-Maintain a professional standard at Juniper Preserve including, but not limited to, appearance, interaction with members, associates, guests of the resort, verbal discussions and written correspondence. Does not discuss work related issues with members and resort guests.
-Support and adhere to the CORE Values (ie. "The T.R.I.P."), The Mission Statement, Service Fundamentals, and Guest Service Philosophy as defined by the company.
-Maintains positive attitude and the flexibility to take on new and different tasks as assigned by the Director of Agronomy and Equipment Manager.

-To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
-The working knowledge of the general operation of gasoline and diesel engines.
-The knowledge of the proper methods for servicing equipment, sharpening reels and adjustment of all mowing equipment.
-The ability to use common mechanical tools and understand and follow written and oral instructions.
-A minimum of three years experience as a golf course equipment technician or experience in a related field.
-Ability to read, analyze, and interpret general business periodicals, professional journals, technical procedures, or governmental regulations.
-Ability to write reports, business correspondence, and procedure manuals.
-Ability to effectively present information and respond to questions from groups of managers, clients, members, and the general public.
-Ability to add, subtract, multiply, and divide in all units of measure, using whole numbers, common fractions, and decimals.
-The ability to compute rate, ratio, and percent.
-Ability to define problems, collect data, establish facts, and draw valid solutions.
Supervisory Responsibilities:

Supervises appropriate groundskeepers and foreman with daily job duties. Position may also be called upon to supervise additional staff seasonally.

Certificates, Licenses, Registrations:

-Valid Driver's License.
-Mechanics Certificate from Gas and Diesel Engine Training Seminar or equaling work experience.
Working Conditions:

-Occasionally works in wet or humid conditions (non-weather); with toxic or caustic materials; in extreme cold or heat (non-weather); may experience vibration.
-Regularly works in outdoor weather conditions and may face the risk of electrical shock or encounter fumes or airborne pathogens.
-Frequently works in areas near moving mechanical parts where noise level is loud.
Physical Demands:

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to stand; walk; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl. Regularly lifts up to 10 pounds and occasionally may lift up to 100 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

NOTE: A review of this description has excluded the marginal functions of the position that are incidental to the performance of fundamental job duties. All duties and requirements are essential job functions.

This job description in no way states or implies that these are the only duties to be performed by the employee occupying this position. Employees will be required to perform any other job related duties assigned by their supervisor.

This document does not create an employment contract, implied or otherwise, other than an "at will" relationship.

Keywords: Juniper Preserve, Bend , Assistant Mechanic, Engineering , Bend, Oregon

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