Equipment Maintenance Technician

POSITION TITLE: Equipment Maintenance Technician
REPORTS TO: Grounds Superintendent


The Indianapolis Motor Speedway is the worldwide leader in motorsports entertainment and the largest spectator sporting facility in the world. However, we are also about people. A talented staff with diverse skills that are used to the fullest in order to stage the world's great motor racing events. Employees at IMS are challenged daily to excel in an environment featuring a pace that matches the high speed of the machines that race at our famous facility. Working for us is a demanding, yet rewarding, endeavor for dedicated professionals who want to reach their ultimate potential amid the excitement, tradition and pageantry of the World’s Greatest Racecourse.

Brickyard Crossing is a unique golf course, located on the property of the world-famous Indianapolis Motor Speedway. The golf course was redesigned in 1993 by Golf Course Architect Pete Dye, situating 4 holes inside the motor speedway. Having a golf course intertwined with a major racing venue creates a unique work experience. The Golf Course Management Department is responsible for preparing a championship conditioned golf course, while also maintaining the chemical and irrigation program for the entire motor speedway. IMS plays host to major events every year, including the Grand Prix of Indianapolis, The Indianapolis 500, The Brickyard 400. Being tied in with IMS provides many logistical and scheduling challenges, however it also opens the door for resources that are unique to many golf courses.


Under the direction of the Superintendent, the Equipment Maintenance Technician assists in the repairing and maintenance of all powered grounds and golf maintenance and construction equipment. Assists in maintaining a clean service area and maintenance building, contributes to the preventive maintenance program, and places safety procedures as a top priority.


  • Assists in the repairing and maintenance of all gasoline and diesel powered grounds and golf course maintenance and construction equipment.
  • Assists in maintaining a clean service area and maintenance building, contributes to the preventive maintenance program, and places safety procedures as a top priority.
  • Communicates any needs or problems relating to maintenance or repair of equipment with the Equipment Manager.
  • Inspects, diagnoses, adjusts and repairs mechanical problems/failures in various pieces of maintenance equipment on a regular basis.
  • Prioritizes equipment repair and maintenance work.
  • Repairs and adjusts engines and cutting mechanisms on heavy and light mowing equipment.
  • Keeps maintenance equipment fueled, oiled and inspected; and performs related tasks as required.
  • Other duties as assigned by the supervisor.


Supervisory Responsibilities

  • No supervisory responsibilities.


  • High school graduate or GED equivalent.
  • Technical Service Training is preferred.


  • 1-2 years’ experience preferred in maintenance of golf course equipment but not mandatory. Will provide training as necessary.
  • Requires valid driver's license.
  • High integrity.
  • Strong people skills.
  • Innovative thinker and self-starter.
  • Effective communication skills.
  • Effective working knowledge of the general operation of gasoline, diesel, and electric powered equipment, the proper methods of servicing, adjusting and repair of golf course and grounds mowing equipment.
  • Effective working knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the profession.
  • Ability to move heavy objects over fifty pounds.
  • Ability to work in a variety of weather conditions while repairing equipment.
  • Ability to understand and follow oral and written direction.
  • Effective mechanical aptitude.

Travel/Work Hours

  • No travel required
  • General working hours are Monday-Friday 6:30am-2:30pm, Sat-Sun 6am-10am. Must be able to work overtime and weekends. Flexibility and adaptability are key skills needed for this role.


The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job.

  • Ability to lift 50 lbs., and to lift overhead and push/pull, move lighter objects. The employee is frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts and toxic or caustic chemicals. Employee will frequently work outdoors, which requires physical strength and stamina to endure extreme heat, cold, rain and other conditions.


The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • The employee is occasionally exposed to fumes or airborne particles, outside weather conditions, and risk of electrical shock. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.


Full-time employees enjoy a very competitive benefit package. Benefits include: Medical (including tax-advantaged Health Savings Account), Dental, Vision, 401K, Paid Vacation, Personal & Sick Days, 10 Paid Holidays, Company Paid Life Insurance, Short-Term & Long-Term Disability, Paid Maternity / Paternity Leave, On-site Workout Facility, and more.


The Indianapolis Motor Speedway provides equal employment opportunities (EEO) to all employees and applicants for employment without regard to race, color, religion, gender, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, age, disability, genetic information, amnesty or status as a covered veteran in accordance with applicable federal, state and local laws. The Company complies with applicable state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in every location in which the company has facilities and/or events.