Irrigation Technician Job Description

Irrigation Technician Job Description

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Irrigation technician provides functional and technical direction to other grounds staff with regard to irrigation systems design, installation and maintenance.

Irrigation Technician Duties & Responsibilities

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Sample responsibilities for this position include:

Knowledge of basic electricity and hydraulics related to an irrigation system
Safely and effectively operate powered equipment including, but not limited to, back hoes, trenchers, tractors, power mowers, edgers, weed eaters, chainsaws, and roto-tillers
May perform other maintenance and construction related duties as assigned by supervisor
Perform snow removal with broom tractors, toolcats, truck mounted snowplows, snow blowers, and hand shoveling
Adapts to changes in seasonal work load by filling in with other grounds personnel as assigned by supervisor
Modifies existing irrigation to improve coverage or allow for construction activities
Rapidly responds to address emergency leaks or malfunctions
Repairs broken irrigation components such as pipes, heads, nozzles, valves
Troubleshoots and repairs electrical components
Monitors and programs irrigation controllers for proper and efficient operation

Irrigation Technician Qualifications

Qualifications for a job description may include education, certification, and experience.

Licensing or Certifications for Irrigation Technician

List any licenses or certifications required by the position: CLT, CPR

Education for Irrigation Technician

Typically a job would require a certain level of education.

Employers hiring for the irrigation technician job most commonly would prefer for their future employee to have a relevant degree such as Bachelor's and Associate Degree in Management, Education, Horticulture, Science, Agriculture, Landscape Horticulture, Landscape Architecture, Technology, Electronics, Systems Engineering

Skills for Irrigation Technician

Desired skills for irrigation technician include:

Multi-meters
Trenchers
Wire locators
Ditchers and pipe sizing are also essential
Basic electricity and hydraulics related to an irrigation system
Game of golf
110 volt electricity
24V sprinkler timers and wiring
Landscape water management
Operation and maintenance of grounds equipment

Desired experience for irrigation technician includes:

Must have a valid Driver's License with a clean driving record in last 3 years
Two full-time years (24 months) of progressively responsible grounds irrigation care and maintenance work in a municipal, commercial or parks setting
Must have a current valid State of Colorado driver’s license
Performs preventative maintenance to correct performance including elevation adjustments of heads, valves and valve boxes
Ability to create and read site map colored charts/legends is a plus
Must be dedicated, determined and dependable

Irrigation Technician Examples

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Irrigation Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is hiring for an irrigation technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for irrigation technician
  • Operates, maintains, inspects, and repairs complex irrigation systems, including leaks in distribution lines, valves, control lines and sprinkler heads
  • Responsible for turning on and checking all irrigation systems in the spring according to contracts
  • Responsible for the daily and weekly general maintenance of assigned irrigation equipment
  • Technician will be required to fill out time sheets and site sheets daily, including time and material used for the day
  • During winter operations, Technician must be available for snow removal and/or salting and sidewalk snow removal operations 24 hours a day, unless prior arrangements have been made and approved by management
  • Technician will be responsible to report to Yard Supervisor any equipment malfunctions, breaks, or misuse of safety guidelines, the same day as they are noticed
  • Must be willing to take on additional duties and/or miscellaneous task on an "as needed" basis at management's discretion
  • Assists in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of simple and moderately complex irrigation systems
  • Tests completed irrigation systems for adequate functioning of valves and timers
  • Restocks van to ensure supply of necessary parts and equipment
Qualifications for irrigation technician
  • The ability to utilize tools and machinery needed for irrigation repairs and construction safely and efficiently
  • Minimum of 3 years previous experience in golf course maintenance is required
  • Working knowledge of Stratus II Irrigation Program is preferred
  • Must be a team player who has the ability to work well with minimum supervision
  • Able to work rotating shifts weekend, holidays
  • Must know how to operate light motorized equipment (trencher)
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Irrigation Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is hiring for an irrigation technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for irrigation technician
  • May utilize computerized tools to analyze irrigation systems for problems Assists in the maintenance of parking lots and other surfaces, including asphalt repairs and minor masonry or plastering work as required
  • Lays out pipe along designated pipeline settings in field
  • Assists with landscaping/groundskeeping duties as needed
  • System wet inspections
  • Various repairs/replacements of valves, timers, solenoids, pressure switches, heads, nozzles
  • Install irrigation lines and make repairs
  • Trouble shoots and uses a wire tracker
  • Program various timers
  • Physically perform duties, including but not limited to, regularly inspecting systems, excavating to facilitate repair of broken pipes and risers, inspecting, cleaning, adjusting, repairing, rebuilding, installing, assembling, and replacing all types of sprinkler heads, control values, filters, pressure regulators, , troubleshoot and remedy problems with control wires for remote control irrigation valves, Confer with Lead Irrigation Technician to develop plans and schedules for irrigation
  • When requested, assist other trades and complete special projects such as erosion control, storm and area drain maintenance, and event preparation
Qualifications for irrigation technician
  • May be required to work in adverse weather conditions (sun, rain and such)
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state and local laws, statutes, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures
  • Knowledge of the proper care and maintenance of tools of the trade
  • Knowledge of irrigation system installation, repair and maintenance
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety procedures
  • Knowledge of use of common hand and power tools
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Irrigation Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our growing company is looking for an irrigation technician. To join our growing team, please review the list of responsibilities and qualifications.
Responsibilities for irrigation technician
  • Designs, installs, tests and maintains new irrigation systems, backflow devices and controllers
  • Operates special and/or heavy equipment and vehicles to perform the duties of an irrigation specialist and equipment operator
  • Assists in planning and construction of special projects
  • Plan and complete landscape projects at site
  • Compiles list of supplies for order
  • Obtains quotes for services from outside contractors as requested, in compliance with guidelines
  • Documents and maintains appropriate logs, records and inventory of systems
  • Recommends and assists in prioritization of upgrades and replacement of systems and equipment
  • Responds to work request and needs for assistance through various communication methods
  • Performs specialized tasks during adverse weather conditions and facility closures
Qualifications for irrigation technician
  • Knowledge of base preventative maintenance on equipment
  • 4 years plus of related experience
  • Must pass a background or drug screen test
  • Available to work some evenings and Saturdays as needed to complete services on schedule
  • Ability to dig and tamp
  • Ability to drive and back a trailer safely
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Irrigation Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our innovative and growing company is hiring for an irrigation technician. If you are looking for an exciting place to work, please take a look at the list of qualifications below.
Responsibilities for irrigation technician
  • Monitors and maintains two wire irrigation system in optimum operating condition
  • Continuously monitors irrigation heads for effective watering, making necessary adjustments physically and in control
  • Changes or cleans all filters in the pump stations as needed
  • Maintains all pumps and pump station components
  • Works with foreman to competently repair the irrigation system, pipes and irrigation heads as needed
  • Keeps up-to-date reports w/pump station readings, well readings, and rain reports and manages annual/semi-annual pump preventative maintenance service
  • Installs and repairs hoses, pipes, and numerous types of sprinkler heads and fixtures
  • Installs and repairs timers, clocks, and controls for sprinklers
  • Installs and repairs irrigation valves
  • Sets up cloud based irrigation systems
Qualifications for irrigation technician
  • Back-flow testing certifications a plus
  • Ability to install a lawn irrigation system
  • Complete lawn irrigation system activation's, visual inspections and winterizations
  • 5 Years as an Irrigation Technician
  • Valid Driver's License and Reliable Transportation (If you don't have your own car or truck this position is not for you)
  • Ability to bend, lift, twist, dig, and put in a full days work
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Irrigation Technician Job Description

Job Description Example
Our company is growing rapidly and is looking for an irrigation technician. Thank you in advance for taking a look at the list of responsibilities and qualifications. We look forward to reviewing your resume.
Responsibilities for irrigation technician
  • Proactively assist in resolving issues with customers to ensure full satisfaction
  • Monitoring and testing new installations, troubleshoot and repair problems, observe pipe and valve placements, and evaluate start-ups, winterization and overall operation of the irrigation system
  • Conducting and recording detailed inspections and plan/execute upgrades of client systems
  • Responsible for the watering of lawns and shrubs
  • Digs trenches for irrigation repair work
  • Assist in the maintenance and repair of all district irrigation systems, along with minor installation projects, while addressing water conservation according to the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality
  • Must possess a working knowledge in all facets of repair and maintenance of landscape irrigation, including electrical wiring, troubleshooting, disassembly and reassembly of irrigation valves, and operate within department, municipal, state, and federal guidelines
  • Help maintain inventory of parts needed for irrigation systems and keep parts stockroom clean and well organized
  • Perform other tasks such as mowing edging, planting, pruning and other landscape oriented job functions, if necessary
  • Periodically conduct pesticide applications, under supervision, and fill out proper reports
Qualifications for irrigation technician
  • Time Management (We expect all our of workers to show up to the shop everyday early
  • Hard Work Ethic (Job is physically demanding, must not be afraid to get hands dirty to get the job done on time)
  • Must have the ability to operate ground lawn power equipment
  • Must be able to communicate effectively to the golf maintenance team and guests
  • Along with supervisory skills and your proactive manner, we require 6 months of productive experience in the installation, inspection and repair of irrigation systems
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