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Golf Course Superintendents Association of WA

The GCSAWA is committed to the ongoing professional development and support of all those involved in the golf course maintenance industry in WA. Following on from this, the GCSAWA believes the ultimate goal is that:

All golf courses have the best possible playing surfaces and adjacent environment within the limitations of available resources at their disposal

The key objectives of the Association are:

  • To seek to improve the knowledge and techniques of Golf Course Superintendents and for this purpose to arrange meetings, seminars and turf conferences.
  • To assist and support Educational Institutions in providing a high standard of education in Turf Management.
  • To promote and expand public awareness of the Association and its objects.
  • To achieve the improvement of Golf Courses.
  • To organise golf competitions to improve the Members knowledge and understanding of the game of golf.
  • To publish and/or promote a newspaper or journal, dealing with matters of interest pertaining to the Association and its objectives.
  • To promote sustainable and environmentally turf maintenance practices within Western Australia.
  • Provide support in turf research for Western Australian conditions.

Membership

To be a member of our association please click on the following link http://www.agcsa.com.au/membership/application_form and fill in the mandatory fields and then tick state membership GCSAWA. Please note all membership applications must be approved by the committee before acceptance.

Golf Course Mechanic WA Golf Club

Position: Mechanic (Golf Course)

Reports to: Course Superintendent
The Western Australian Golf Club a private club requires a qualified maintenance mechanic for a full time permanent position on its ground staff, who is available for an immediate start. As a qualified mechanic you will have mechanical and electrical knowledge with an ability to undertake break down repairs and preventive maintenance on a range of equipment in use on the course. Experience with golf course equipment would be desirable.

Overview
The equipment mechanic reports to the golf course superintendent and/or the assistant golf course superintendent and oversees a comprehensive preventative maintenance program. This program includes the repair of failing equipment, keeping records for each piece of equipment, and placing orders for parts and supplies needed for equipment or service. The equipment technician properly communicates any needs or problems relating to the maintenance or repair of equipment to the superintendent and/or the assistant superintendent. The equipment technician places safety as a top priority and is responsible for maintaining a clean service area and maintenance building.

Functions:
Inspects, diagnoses and repairs mechanical defects/failures in various golf course maintenance equipment, including, diesel-, electric- and petrol-powered vehicles, tractors, rollers, mowers, and other mechanical equipment used in utility work.
Instructs and/or trains golf course maintenance workers regarding preventative maintenance, and the proper cleaning of and safe operation of equipment.
Prioritises equipment repair and maintenance work.
Maintains a preventative maintenance program within budget on all equipment, and purchases repair parts and replacement supplies.
Keeps a complete set of records for equipment and parts inventory purchases, equipment conditions, costs of repairs and preventative maintenance for all equipment.
Spot checks equipment for performance on the course, makes emergency repairs to equipment on the course, and services or supervises servicing of equipment prior to use.
Oversees the shop area maintenance.
Regulates employees' use of equipment in absence of superintendent and assistant superintendent, if needed, and performs other duties as directed by the superintendent.

Employment standards:

Working knowledge of light and heavy maintenance equipment and mowing equipment.
Skill in the use of a variety of equipment repair tools, and the making of various types of mechanical repair.
Working knowledge of the theory, care, and operation of mowing equipment.
Working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the profession.
Ability to move heavy objects.
Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions while repairing equipment.
Ability to diagnose mechanical troubles and determine appropriate maintenance work.
Ability to communicate effectively and keep records.
The ability to perform some mowing tasks to have a greater understanding of the equipment.
Possession of a valid driver's license.

Job Qualifications
1-3 years prior experience as turf equipment mechanic is desirable but not essential.
Knowledge in small engine repair


Remuneration: Determined by experience
Position Type: Full Time
Start Date: ASAP
Please include a list of references. 

Applications please e-mail idrisevans@idriswa.com.au
Course Superintendent
The Western Australian golf club (Inc) 60 Hayes Ave, Yokine Perth WA 6060




        

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