The Davey Tree Expert Company

Golf Course Equipment Mechanic | Kimball, MI

Kimball, MI, US, 48074

Additional Locations: NA

Primary Locations: MI, Kimball, Solitude Links, 5810 Flinchbaugh Road, 48074 

Requisition ID: 193062

Position Overview

We are seeking a reliable, team-oriented individual to join our crew at Solitude Links Golf Course.  The Mechanic will report directly to, and work closely with the Golf Course Superintendent, with the overall goal of producing the best product for the golfer/client daily.

Facility Operation

Solitude Links is an 18-hole municipal golf course owned by the city of Kimble.  The golf course maintenance is managed by Davey Golf a division of The Davey Tree Expert Company. 

Compensation: $20+DOE

Job Duties

What You’ll Do: 

Maintain full fleet of golf course equipment. Equipment includes diesel/gas/electric powered equipment, reel/rotary mowers, rollers, blowers, tractors, small engine as well as many other golf course specific equipment. Inspect/diagnose/repair any equipment defects or failures. Implement a preventative equipment maintenance program to be utilized in season. Frequent reel inspection/adjustment.  Reel and Bedknife grinding (can provide education/training). Maintain an organized, clean maintenance facility. Order and/or assist in ordering parts and supplies for equipment and maintenance facility. Assist instructing crew members with safe equipment operation and cleaning practices. Work closely with the Superintendent, Assistant Superintendent, and crew on projects, daily maintenance or any other tasks needed for optimal operation.


What We’re Looking For: 

  • Must be self-motivated but can also operate in a team environment.
  • Punctual, dependable, communicative.
  • Golf Course operations experience preferred not required.
  • Experience in most aspects of mechanical repairs. Diesel engines, gas engines, small engines, hydraulics, electrical.
  • Fabrication, metalwork, and Welding preferred not required.
  • Preferred reel grinding, adjusting and overall reel maintenance.  Reel education and training supplied to individuals willing to learn.
  • Must be able to lift 50 pounds  
  • Required: High School Diploma or GED

Additional Information

What We Offer: * 

  • Paid time off and paid holidays 
  • Opportunities for advancement 
  • All job specific equipment and safety gear provided 
  • 401(k) retirement savings plan with a company match 
  • Employee-owned company & discounted stock purchase options 
  • Group Health Plan 
  • Employee referral bonus program 
  • Locations throughout US in major cities and desirable areas 
  • Career Development Program supported by Industry Expert Safety Specialists & Skills Trainers 
  • Scholarship Program for Children of Employees 
  • Charitable matching gift program 

*all listed benefits available to eligible employees  

Company Overview

Invest in your future. Join one of the largest employee owned companies in the nation!  Davey has a unique culture that focuses on the open exchange of ideas, community partnerships, a commitment to safety, and delivering unrivaled client service while acting as industry leaders in horticultural and environmental services.  

We are currently looking to add a dynamic Mechanic to our passionate team of tree care professionals.  Your office is outdoors, and you get a new view every day! 

Divisional Overview

The Davey Tree Expert Company is an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to protected class, including race, color, religion, sex, pregnancy, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, national or ethnic origin, marital or familial status, disability, status as a protected veteran, status as an Aboriginal or Indigenous person, or other classification protected by law.


The Davey Tree Expert Company provides research-driven tree services, grounds maintenance and environmental consulting for residential, utility, commercial and environmental partners in the U.S. and Canada. We care about our clients, each other and the world around us. We offer the resources, size and stability of a big company while maintaining the culture, entrepreneurial spirit and feel of a small one. We invest in our employees by offering industry-leading training, technology and benefits that lead to a rewarding and safe work experience at all levels. Wherever you want to grow your career, there’s a place for you at Davey. To learn more, visit


If you need assistance at any time, please contact us at 1-877-411-7601 or at


Employment Type: Permanent 
Job Type: Full Time 
Travel Expectations: None 

Davey is an Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer and considers all qualified employees and applicants for all positions regardless of their age, race, color, religion, gender, national origin, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, military or veteran status, or other protected characteristics as established by federal, state, or local law.  It is our mandate that all matters related to the terms and conditions of employment and all treatment on the job be free of discrimination.  In addition, harassment based on any protected characteristic is strictly prohibited.

To preview Davey’s relevant EO/AA plan, please submit a written request to: The Davey Tree Expert Company, Attn: HR, 1500 N. Mantua Street, Kent, Ohio 44240.

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Nearest Major Market: Port Huron
Nearest Secondary Market: Detroit

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