Job no: 237181-US
Work type: Onsite, Staff-Full Time
Location: Madison
Categories: Athletics, Facilities, Skilled Trades, Maintenance

Position Summary:

This position is responsible for the maintenance of a $1.3 million fleet of golf course equipment at the University Ridge Golf Course including gasoline and diesel engines, dump trucks, loader tractors, and diesel mowers. The University Ridge has 70 varying types of equipment and vehicles and 170 total vehicles and equipment to maintain. University Ridge is rated one of the best public golf course in the country. To achieve this status, this position must pay close attention to the details of the equipment and change equipment depending upon conditions. This position is responsible for scheduling and implementing preventative maintenance for vehicles and equipment, troubleshooting and repairing equipment, maintaining equipment records, maintaining parts inventories and performing all of these functions within a prescribed budget and allotted time. This position communicates regularly with supervisory staff to prioritize equipment maintenance and repair.

Position Duties:

List of Duties

Institutional Statement on Diversity:

Diversity is a source of strength, creativity, and innovation for UW-Madison. We value the contributions of each person and respect the profound ways their identity, culture, background, experience, status, abilities, and opinion enrich the university community. We commit ourselves to the pursuit of excellence in teaching, research, outreach, and diversity as inextricably linked goals.

The University of Wisconsin-Madison fulfills its public mission by creating a welcoming and inclusive community for people from every background - people who as students, faculty, and staff serve Wisconsin and the world.

For more information on diversity and inclusion on campus, please visit: Diversity and Inclusion

Degree and Area of Specialization:

No Degree Required

Minimum Years and Type of Relevant Work Experience:

1. Knowledge and aptitude in golf course maintenance techniques and procedures; understanding of turf management principles.
2. Knowledge of the proper and safe use of electrical, mechanical, hydraulic diagnostic equipment and shop equipment including computerized reel grinders, hand tools, welders, drill press, etc.
3. Knowledge of inventory and record keeping techniques.
4. Knowledge of internal combustion (gasoline and diesel) engines - operating principles, maintenance, problem diagnosis, repair and overhaul.
5. Knowledge of vehicle and powered equipment drive trains, including transmissions and differentials - operating principles, maintenance, problem diagnosis and repair.
6. Knowledge of hydraulic systems - operating principles, maintenance, problem diagnosis and repair.
7. Knowledge of reel sharpening techniques, including grind and lapping.
8. Knowledge of vehicle operating principles, maintenance, problem diagnosis and repair of chassis components, suspensions and brakes.
9. Knowledge of vehicle operating principles, maintenance, problem diagnosis and repair and powered equipment fuel systems.
10. Knowledge of bed knife grinding and facing techniques.
11. Knowledge of operating principles, maintenance, problem diagnosis and repair of vehicle and powered equipment exhaust systems.
12. Knowledge of tire repair and rotation.
13. Knowledge of safe and proper use of hand, air and electrical shop tools.
14. Knowledge of safe and proper use of welding and cutting equipment.
15. Knowledge of safe and proper use of engine diagnostic equipment.
16. Knowledge of turf equipment construction and modification techniques.
17. Ability to comprehend and apply technical information contained in maintenance and repair manuals, lubrication charts and other applicable publications.

License or Certificate:

Commercial Driver's License

Additional Information:

1. Knowledge of precautions and safe operating procedures for maintenance and shop repairs.
2. Ability to prepare and organize vehicle and equipment maintenance and repair records.
3. Knowledge of methods, materials and equipment necessary for golf course maintenance.
4. Knowledge of safe and proper operation of all types of motorized turf equipment including tractors, reel and rotary, mowers, small motorized equipment, pesticide and fertilizer application.
5. Willingness to accept direction and supervision, and to carry out duties in the prescribed manner
6. Reliability, sense of responsibility and initiative to work without direct supervision for periods of up to one week.
7. Helpful, cooperative attitude and the ability to interact positively with the public, golf course users, co-workers and supervisors
8. Good manual dexterity, eye-hand-foot coordination and agility, good hand, arm, shoulder, leg and back strength to handle tools and equipment.
9. Ability to lift up to 50 pounds occasionally.
10. Positive attitude towards work, pride in workmanship, and ability to remain composed and productive during difficult assignments and frustrating situations.
11. Knowledge of vehicle operating principles, maintenance, problem diagnosis and repair and powered equipment electrical systems.



Work Schedule:

This position is a full-time 40 hours a week and it requires the incumbent to work a flexible schedule including numerous evenings, weekends and overtime, primarily during the golf season.

This position requires work be performed in-person, onsite, at a designated campus work location.

Appointment Type, Duration:



Minimum $15.95 HOURLY
Depending on Qualifications

Instructions to Applicants:

Please complete the online application and attach a letter of application addressing your qualifications and experiences specifically relating to the responsibilities of this position, a comprehensive resume, and the current contact information for three professional references. All application materials will be reviewed by our search committee after the posted deadline. Applicants selected to participate further in the selection process will be notified directly. All applicants will be notified once a final selection has been made and the search has been completed.


Molly Rae
Relay Access (WTRS): 7-1-1 (out-of-state: TTY: 800.947.3529, STS: 800.833.7637) and above Phone number (See RELAY_SERVICE for further information. )

Official Title:


Employment Class:

University Staff-Ongoing

Job Number:


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Employment will require a criminal background check. It will also require you and your references to answer questions regarding sexual violence and sexual harassment.

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Applications Open: Jul 9 2021 Central Daylight Time
Applications Close: Aug 6 2021 11:55 PM Central Daylight Time

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