Golf Automotive Mechanic

Virginia Beach, Virginia
May 27, 2023
Jun 06, 2023
Full Time

Maintain a wide variety of golf course equipment and vehicles in proper working order. This includes daily checks and adjustments, on the spot repairs, preventive maintenance, and major overhauls, for the following:
  • Light equipment: (push mowers, walking greens mowers, weed eaters, edgers, sod cutter, chain saws, blowers, fertilizer spreaders, top dresser, range ball machines) involves adjustment/repair of carburetor, spark plug, starters, points, throttle, brake, transmission clutch; repair or replacement of filters, seals, flat tires, blades, chains; trouble shoot electrical system; check and adjust reels for fineness of cut and height; proper displacement of clippings; replace blades, chains.
  • Medium light equipment: (greens mower, sand pros, Cushman turf trucksters, workmaster, golf carts, pesticide sprayer) involves all of the above plus repairs/replacement of solenoids, tires, steering assemblies, wiring, bearings, drive belts, chains, head gaskets, seals, reels, bedknive differentials, distributors, fuel filters and pumps; perform tune ups; checks/changes/installs air filters, lubricating oil and grease, belts, antifreeze, hydraulic systems; perform engine overhauls; provides advice and assistance on electric cart repairs; performs machining, electric and acetylene welding of equipment.
  • Medium equipment: (fairway mower, stake dump truck, back hoe and front end loader) involves all of the above plus rebuilding hydraulic lifts.

Ensures proper allocation of fuel, correct grades of oil and fuels and fuel mixtures are provided and given to the respective equipment and will keep written documentation of fuel and consumption, by operator and machine. Trains employees on proper use of, maintenance of, and minor repair/adjustment of tools, equipment and vehicles.

Maintains necessary stock of tools, parts and supplies to implement repairs and upkeep of equipment. May call to get prices on parts, tools or supplies and submits lists to Golf Course Superintendent when needed. Properly cares for tools and uses them according to manufacturer specifications. Maintains up to date equipment repair records on all equipment.

Maintains equipment and tool storage facilities in a clean, neat manner for easy access. As required repairs/renovates the maintenance building, which may include; replacing siding, welding support beams, pouring concrete, etc. Provides assistance in maintaining and repairing the irrigation system, which includes replacing seals, valves, or sprinkler heads.

Performs other related duties as assigned.


Conditions of Employment

  • Must pass all applicable records and background check.
  • Must successfully pass the E-Verify employment verification check. Any discrepancies must be resolved as a condition of employment.


Resumes must include information which demonstrates experience and knowledge, skills, and ability (KSAs) as they relate to this position. Applicants are encouraged to be clear and specific when describing their experience level and KSAs.

A qualified candidate possess the following:
Must have a complete knowledge of mechanics, be familiar with hydraulics and transmissions, and be able to trouble-shoot and repair equipment and vehicles.

Must have two (2) years documented experience as a mechanic for full performance level.

Must be able to plan work and follow complex repair manuals and diagnose repairs required.

Must be able to operate a wide variety of specialized tools, both light and heavy, necessary for the maintenance and repairs (i.e., drill press, electric/acetylene welders, engine analyzer, valve grinder, voltmeter, multimeter, reel grinder, tire changer, battery charger etc.).


This position does not have a positive education requirement.

Additional information

To ensure compliance with an applicable preliminary nationwide injunction, which may be supplemented, modified, or vacated, depending on the course of ongoing litigation, the Federal Government will take no action to implement or enforce the COVID-19 vaccination requirement pursuant to Executive Order 14043 on Requiring Coronavirus Disease 2019 Vaccination for Federal Employees. Therefore, to the extent a Federal job announcement includes the requirement that applicants must be fully vaccinated against COVID-19 pursuant to Executive Order 14043, that requirement does not currently apply. Federal agencies may request information regarding the vaccination status of selected applicants for the purposes of implementing other workplace safety protocols, such as protocols related to masking, physical distancing, testing, travel, and quarantine.

Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

Some positions have special requirements. Selectee may be required to complete a one (1) year probationary period. Participation in Direct Deposit/Electronic Fund Transfer within the first 30 days of employment is required. We utilize E-Verify to confirm selectee's eligibility to work in the United States. Salary is dependent on experience and/or education.

This announcement may be used to fill additional vacancies within 60 days of issuance of selection certificate. For positions requiring travel more than twice per year, selectee may be required to obtain and maintain in good standing a Government-issued Travel Card for official government travel purposes.

Executive Order 12564 requires a Federal workplace free of illegal drugs. According to the Executive Order, all Federal employees are required to remain drug free throughout their employment. Commander, Navy Installations Command is a Drug-Free Federal Workplace. The use of illegal drugs will not be tolerated, and use of or intoxication by illegal drugs will result in penalties up to and including removal from Federal Service.