Residential Irrigation Technician

Employment Type: FULL_TIMEFull Time

The Opportunity

As a Residential Irrigation Technician you will be responsible for installing, maintaining, repairing and troubleshooting irrigation systems on residential properties and other small landscape tasks.
 
  • Company vehicle provided.
  • Snow removal is required.

Responsibilities

Start-up, seasonal activation, irrigation repairs throughout the season and deactivation of irrigation systems to prevent damage during winter months.

Weekly assessments of properties 
  • Ongoing irrigation repairs following schedule.
  • Walk through properties to diagnose and recommend solutions for irrigation problems on site.
  • System audits to improve water conservation. 
  • Develop relationships with property managers and residential clients.
  • Upgrades, improvements and sales for enhancements.
  • Daily/weekly irrigation schedule support.
  • Track hours and materials for billable work.
  • Responsible to maintain daily/weekly production hours to a minimum of 38 billable hours per week.
  • Provide daily irrigation inspection reports.
  • Coordinate with emergency after hours call schedule.
  • Support to other programs of the maintenance division. 
Training, support and safety
  • Works closely with other Irrigation Technicians to reach goals in productivity.
  • Perform weekly irrigation meetings.
  • Quality and control. 
Purchasing and Billing 
  • Purchase and inventory irrigation parts in company vehicle.
  • Complete and submit required work orders for billing on a timely basis.
  • Document labor hours and materials used for each repair.
  • Tracking daily/weekly budgets for profitability on job.
Off Season - Shop Duties
  • Shop duties assigned
Snow Removal
  • During winter months when landscaping projects are no longer scheduled, must be available 24/7 to assist in removing snow from various industrial and residential properties.
  • Complete snow removal logs.

Qualifications

Education and Experience 
  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • Must have a minimum of Three (3) years of experience with irrigation.
  • Landscape Industry Certified Technician (LICT) preferred.
  • Must have a drivers license and clean MVR.
Specialized Knowledge, Skills and Abilities
  • Must have a firm understanding of complex irrigation systems.
  • 2 wire systems.
  • Weather Tech.
  • Rain Bird
  • Pumps, boosters and wells.
  • ET controller
  • Strong irrigation troubleshooting skills.
  • Low voltage nightscaping.
  • Computer skills are advantageous.
Competencies
  • Must possess excellent people skills and demonstrate effective written and verbal communication skills.
  • Develop and maintain open, two-way communication with all team members.
  • Strong problem-solving skills.
  • Strong attention to detail.
  • Demonstrates a high level of initiative to improve efficiencies.
  • Builds a strong sense of teamwork with coworkers.
  • Displays a positive attitude and is courteous to others.
  • Professional in appearance and presentation.
  • Assists in promoting the company to the public in a positive manner.
  • Takes pride in the work performed.
  • Accepts the initiative to take on additional work if necessary.
  • Listens well and follows directions provided.
  • Show integrity and consistency in all aspects of performing the jobs.
  • Attends and actively participate in all necessary meetings.

Physical Requirements

The physical demands described are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential function of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
 

Physical Activity

Rarely

Occasionally

Frequently

Constantly

Balancing

 

 

 

X

Bending

 

 

X

 

Carrying

 

 

X

 

Climbing

 

 

X

 

Crawling

 

 

X

 

Crouching

 

 

X

 

Eye/Hand/Foot  Coordination

 

 

X

 

Hearing

 

 

X

 

Lifting (# of lbs.)                               

 

 

50-75 lbs.

 

Pulling

 

 

X

 

Pushing

 

 

X

 

Kneeling

 

 

X

 

Reaching

 

 

X

 

Repetitive motions

 

 

X

 

Stooping

 

 

X

 

Standing

 

 

X

 

Talking

 

 

X

 

Walking

 

 

X

 

Sitting

 

 

X

 

Working Outside

 

 

 

X



 

Travel Requirements

  • Type of Travel: In company truck
  • Percent of Travel: 20%


Driver's License Requirements 

  • Must have a valid Driver's License.
  • Reason for Driver's License: Drive Company Vehicle

Moderately undesirable working conditions. (i.e. occasional exposure to significant levels of temperature, air pollution, noise pollution, chemical gases and substances; physical trauma conditions of a minor nature such as cuts, bruises and minor burns). The work schedule varies depending on the weather. The position is required to work weekends (Saturday) or late at night. The crew should be flexible with availability depending on the needs of the customers.

Note: Occasional Saturdays worked July through August dependent upon weather, emergencies, workload and deadline requirements.

 

NA

Rarely

Occasionally


Frequently

Constantly

Extreme cold

 

 

 

seasonal

 

Extreme heat

 

 

 

X

 

Temperature changes

 

 

 

X

 

Humidity

 

 

X

 

 

Wet

 

 

 X

 

 

Noise

 

 

 

X

 

Vibration

 

 

 

X

 

Hazards

 

 

X

 

 


 

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