Turf Equipment Technician

Apprenticeship and Certification Act
Unrestricted Trade

Trade Code 421C


  • Responsible for inspecting, diagnosing, maintaining and repairing mowing equipment, golf carts, traction units, small powered equipment and towing behind equipment
  • Be knowledgeable in the Occupational Health and Safety Act and Workplace Hazardous Materials Information Systems (WHMIS)
  • Have a thorough understanding of shop equipment, tools and equipment
  • Understanding and demonstrating strong customer service skills
  • Have knowledge of industry manuals, catalogues and software regarding parts and procedures

Personal Qualities

  • You enjoy working with tools and equipment
  • You have a desire for continuous learning
  • You like working outdoors
  • You are able to be on your feet for extended periods of time
  • You like working with tools and equipment
  • You have strong oral communications skills and enjoy interacting with people

Career Opportunities

  • Turf Equipment Technicians are usually employed at golf clubs and courses, equipment distributors and dealerships, equipment rental shops, provincial parks and/or sod farms

Educational/Training Requirements

  • The minimum entry for apprenticeship is Grade 12
  • Completion of a 5,000 hour apprenticeship program is required

Training Availability

Information not available at this time, contact Employment Ontario at 905 837-7721 or 1-800-461-4608

Potential Earnings

  • Apprentices start according to individual company rates and progress along the company’s wage scale over time
  • Wages 1 range from $12.00 to $22.00 an hour, excluding overtime, with journeypersons usually earning the higher end of the pay scale

Prospects For Employment

  • Employment is average and expected to grow about as fast as the average for all occupations through the year 2009 2

Financial Incentives

  • Employers who employ first, second and third year apprentices can apply for the Apprenticeship Training Tax Credit
  • Apprentices may be able to apply for the Tradesperson’s Tools Tax Deduction