Small Engine Mechanic

James River Grounds Management

James River Grounds Management

11551 Deerhill Lane , Midlothian , VA - 23112

Ana Velasquez-Garcia

Job Description

Position Description: This position is available in Glen Allen and Chesterfield location. See website for details.

This position is responsible for repairing and maintaining the company’s small engine equipment. This position is responsible for ensuring that equipment is operating safely, promotes a positive image and is maintained properly. Success in this position is determined by the timely repairs made on equipment, the safety of such equipment, longevity of equipment and the dollar value saved over the long term for all repairs made
to equipment.

Duties and Responsibilities: 

  • Performing thorough diagnostic evaluations of equipment focusing on safety,
    optimum performance and aesthetics and schedule repairs accordingly
     Repairing equipment
     Monitoring a preventative maintenance program on equipment
     Ensuring that appropriate inventory numbers are attached to new equipment before it
    is assigned
     Stocking parts, materials, etc. to make repair process more efficient and taking
    advantage of vendor cost breaks when necessary.
     Recording maintenance and repair logs for all equipment including approximate
    repair time and all parts
  •  Reporting any negligible related damage to warehouse manager immediately
     Prepares estimates for repairs needed for other branches as well as external
     Maintaining files on fleet detailing cost of equipment, age, history, etc. to be used to
    determine if repairs are necessary
     To recommend replacement equipment

Skill Requirements:

  • Driver license with clean driving record
  • Must have strong communication skills both verbal and written
     At least 4 years experience in equipment repair
     Must have the ability to diagnose necessary repairs on assigned equipment
     Hearing ability to detect warning signals and equipment malfunctions
     Ability and temperament to follow directions from supervisors
     Working knowledge of grounds maintenance and repair practices
     Ability to perform a variety of changing duties as required by assignments
     Must be aware of budget restraints for purchases on parts / equipment / tools, etc.
     Must have the ability to decide if repair is cost effective or if replacement if more
     Must be organized and efficient
     Must be self motivated and have follow up abilities
     Must be able and aware to meet deadlines on tasks / requests
     Must coordinate and cooperate with field staff on repairs
     Must be able to maintain safety, cleanliness and order in work areas


  • $16 to $22 hourly (based on experience) 
  • PTO
  • Health & Life Insurance
  • Paid Holidays 
  • 401K after one year of employment