Cherokee Town and Country Club in Sandy Springs, GA is looking to hire a full-time Equipment Manager to manage and oversee a premier maintenance facility and equipment fleet.

The opportunity offers the selected individual to make a major impact in the operations and industry, as Cherokee seeks an individual looking to be an expert in the role, and a mentor for future generations of equipment technicians.

About Cherokee Town and Country Club:

Chartered in 1956, Cherokee Town and Country Club is recognized as one of America’s premier private clubs. Located in the Atlanta metro area, the club has two locations: the Town Club, which occupies the famed Grant Estate on West Paces Ferry Road in Buckhead, and the Country Club, which is located near the Chattahoochee River in Sandy Springs. 

The membership enjoys world-class amenities, including golf, dining, paddle sports, fitness, and aquatics. The excellence of these facilities, combined with a commitment to the highest standards in member services, has brought the club an extraordinary number of honors and awards throughout the years.

The Country Club has 36 holes of championship golf and 15 acres of practice facilities. Practice facilities include a double-sided driving range, a three-green short game facility, and a dedicated chipping green. The greens on both courses are Champion Ultradwarf, approaches and collection areas are Tifgrand Hybrid Bermudagrass, fairways are Tifway Hybrid Bermudagrass, and the tees are a mixture of Zeon Zoysia and Tifway.

Over its long history, Cherokee has hosted some of the top amateur golf events, most recently the 100th playing of the Georgia Amateur Championship in 2021. The Club has recently secured the services of golf course architect Andrew Green, one of the most respected and sought-after architects, to create a Golf Course Master Plan for the entire property. The Golf Course Maintenance team operates out of a state-of-the-art turf care facility built in 2000.  

Learn about our operations:

Club highlights:

  • Maintenance staff: 48–54 in peak season; 3 Assistant Equipment Technicians
  • Equipment is a mix of John Deere and Toro.
  • Rainbird irrigation central and controllers
  • Typical work hours: 45–55 hours with regular scheduled time off in season.
  • Maintenance equipment – 225+ mix fleet of Toro, John Deere, EZ-Go, ClubCar
  • Equipment – $1M annual purchase program, annual operating budget for repair parts and tools – $187,000
  • Tools are provided by the Club
  • Normal work schedule – 6-3:00 p.m., Friday’s end time at 1:00 p.m.; Weekends – once every third weekend

What makes Cherokee Town and Country Club unique?

  • Cherokee has a long standing tradition of culture. We live by the motto, “What can I do? How can I help?”
  • A portion of the GCM staff is highly tenured and has a sense of family.
  • Our team enjoys being a part of a highly reputable Club with a progressive history of advancing the careers of others through training, development, innovation, and teamwork.
  • Opportunity to be part of upcoming construction and renovation work with a future Master Plan with Architect Andrew Green, including greens, tees, fairways, irrigation, drainage infrastructure, and bunkers.

Success traits of individual:

  • Passionate, driven, and highly motivated individual with high standards of personal and professional excellence
  • Positive attitude, works well within in a team environment
  • High attention to detail, and maintains a world-class equipment maintenance facility and equipment.
  • Effective written and verbal communication
  • Proven ability to effectively prioritize tasks, in a fast-paced environment
  • Shows a great sense of urgency while maintaining strong problem-solving skills.
  • Proficient with cutting unit technology, and keeping them
  • Administrative skills – understands myTurf, Microsoft Office suite, reporting and tracking for preventative maintenance, operating costs and inventory management
  • Engaged into the industry through industry certifications, education, and developing future technicians. 

Key responsibilities, skills, aptitude, and knowledge:

  • Work with the Director of Course Operations, Superintendents, and their teams to provide premium turf conditions.
  • Ensure all mowing equipment remains sharp and in optimal working condition.
  • Train and supervise equipment technicians in grinding, sharpening, and setting up mower blades/reels.
  • Guarantee all equipment is efficient, operable, and available when needed.
  • Direct daily work assignments for equipment technicians, and maintains a professional development culture.
  • Manage parts and tool inventories to ensure they are updated and well-organized.
  • Perform general overhauls of motors and provide major oversight for repairs and maintenance of all equipment.
  • Service battery-powered equipment including electric carts, blowers, etc.
  • Prepare, recommend, and manage the equipment budget.
  • Monitor costs and expenditures, identify variances, and recommend and implement corrective action as necessary.
  • Assist in the evaluation, selection, and purchasing/leasing of new equipment.
  • Utilizes technology for equipment inventory, budgeting, repairs and parts maintenance programs.
  • Build positive working relationships with equipment staff, grounds crews, leadership, vendors, and other technicians.
  • Adhere to proper recycling and disposal protocols for fluids, filters, etc.
  • Keep the maintenance shop clean, safe, and organized at all times.


  • 5+ years experience as an Equipment Manager
  • Leadership and administrative experience
  • Ability to diagnose and repair 2-cycle, 4-cycle, and diesel engines
  • Aptitude for training technicians on equipment use and maintenance
  • Capability to operate heavy equipment
  • Ability to work outdoors in variable weather conditions

Compensation and Benefits:

  • $90,000 – $110,000, depending on experience
  • Health, vision, and dental insurance
  • 401K with 5% match
  • Short- and Long-term disability
  • Vacation
  • Paid time off
  • Paid holidays
  • Uniforms
  • Lunch provided
  • Local and national dues
  • Education
  • Golf privileges
  • Cell phone reimbursement