2023 Summer Intern, Service Mechanic - Turf Equipment

Category: Tech Deadline: April 30, 2023 Location: Various (Des Moines, IA - Minneapolis/St.Paul, MN - St. Louis, MO)

Pay and Benefits

  • $17/hour
  • Complimentary housing depending on location/distance
  • Tuition/supply credit upon return to school
  • Sign-on bonus if students return to Turfwerks post-graduation


Turfwerks partners with technical schools and colleges in the Midwest to prepare students for careers in turf equipment mechanics, maintenance and service. Our internship program is designed to provide students hands-on experience diagnosing and repairing a wide variety of equipment while learning from experienced technicians. For summer 2023, Turfwerks will select one intern to work in either our Des Moines metro, Twin Cities, or St. Louis location.

Essential Functions

  • Assist in troubleshooting and repairing the mechanical, hydraulic, gas, diesel, and electrical systems of turf equipment
  • Prepare and submit, accurate, complete work orders and labor reports in a timely manner
  • Maintain a clean, safe work area and adhere to all safety procedures


  • Be enrolled in a 2-4 year degree program in automotive, diesel, or small engine mechanics, power sports technology, or related study
  • Recommendation from advisor or instructor
  • Good interpersonal skills and the ability to communicate with people at all levels
  • Basic problem solving and critical thinking skills
  • Desire and willingness to learn new skills


  • The Service Intern reports to the Service Manager and works closely with other service technicians; this position has occasional contact with customers

Special Considerations

  • Most often, work is performed in an indoor service bay, however outdoor work may occasionally be required, sometimes in adverse weather conditions including extreme cold and heat.
  • In general, work occurs during regular business hours, Monday - Friday; however work outside normal hours, including overtime may be available during peak seasons to meet service deadlines
  • Service Interns must supply his/her own hand tools; specialty tools are supplied by Turfwerks

Unless otherwise stated, I voluntarily give Davis Equipment/Turfwerks the right to make a thorough investigation of my past employment and activities. I agree to cooperate in such investigation, and release from all liability all persons, companies, or corporations supplying such information. If an offer of employment is given, I understand I must successfully complete a pre-employment criminal background check. I am also aware that I will be required to provide proof/identification that I am eligible to work in the United States. I certify that information given in this application is accurate, complete, and I understand that inaccurate information may be cause for termination if discovered after employment begins.

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