Equipment manager

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An equipment manager is the person in charge of equipment used by a business or organization. Their duties include purchasing, maintenance, repair, inventory, transportation, storage, cleaning, and liquidation. They are responsible for providing the proper equipment for the job, either on-site or off-site. In sports, an equipment manager is a person who is in charge of a sports team's equipment. In professional and collegiate sports, this is usually a full-time job and includes transportation, laundry, repairs, proper safety fittings, and regular service (such as sharpening of skates for ice hockey).

Sports equipment[edit]

See: Sports equipment#Various sports

Association football (soccer)[edit]

See: Kit (association football)#Equipment

In association football, the kit manager or kit man oversees the players' equipment.


In golf, the equipment manager oversees the fleet of equipment used on the golf course for turf management. This may include:

  • Power take-off Tractors
  • Hydraulics or Belt (mechanical) driven Rotary mowers
  • Bobcats
  • Reel and Bedknife mowers (Hydraulic or belt driven)
  • Spray rigs
  • Irrigation systems
  • Fork lifts
  • Front-end loaders
  • Gator utility vehicles
  • Chain saws
  • Trimmers
  • Sand Rakers
  • Stump grinders
  • Golf carts
  • Blowers
  • Greens rollers
  • Pressure washers

And numerous other pieces of equipment a Golf Course or the Turf Care industry employs.

The term has also been used less frequently as a synonym with "Fleet Manager" (fleet management).

Ice hockey[edit]

In ice hockey, the equipment manager takes care of the players and coaches equipment needs by performing the following

  • Sharpening skates
  • Ordering equipment
  • Being prepared on the bench for in-game equipment malfunctions
  • Distributing practice gear such as jerseys and socks and pants[1]

See also[edit]


  1. ^ "5 things a hockey equipment manager must do (video)". cleveland. February 18, 2016.

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