Irrigation Technician

Employment Type: FULL_TIMEFull Time

The Opportunity

As an irrigation technician, you will install, maintain, troubleshoot and repair irrigation systems on commercial and residential properties. Snow removal operations during the winter months is required for this position. 

Responsibilities

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

Weekly assessment of properties

  • On-going irrigation repairs following schedule.
  • Walk through properties to identify 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.
  • Tracks 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 productivity goals.
  • Attend weekly irrigation meetings.
  • Quality and control.

Purchase and Billing

  • Purchases and inventory for all irrigation parts in company vehicle.
  • Complete and submit required work orders for billing on a timely basis.
  • Accurately document labor hours and materials for each repair.
  • Tracking daily/ weekly budgets for profitability on job.

Offseason - Shop Responsibilities

  • Shop duties as 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 and complete.
  • Complete snow removal logs.

Qualifications

Education and Experience

  • High school diploma or equivalent.
  • 4+ years experience with irrigation.
  • Landscape Industry Certified Technician (LICT) preferred.
  • Must have drivers license and clean MVR.

Specialized Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Understanding of complex irrigation systems.
  • 2 wire Systems.
  • Weather Tech.
  • Rain Bird equipment.
  • Pumps, boosters and wells.
  • ET controller.
  • Strong irrigation trouble shooting 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 team work with co-workers.
  • 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.
  • Shows integrity and consistency in all aspects of performing the job.
  • Attends and actively participates 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 functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

Physical Activity Frequently Occasionally Never
Lifting (#of lbs) without assistance 50-75 lbs    
Carrying X    
Bending X    
Climbing   X  
Pushing X    
Kneeling X    
Stooping X    
Standing X    
Walking X    
Sitting X    
Working Outside X    

 

While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to stand, walk, sit, use hands, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, squat and lift objects. May be required to lift and/or move up to 50 to 75 pounds. Must be able to drive during work.

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 (Sat) 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, work load and deadline requirements.

The above noted job description is not intended to describe, in detail, the multitude of tasks that may be assigned but rather to
give the associate a general sense of the responsibilities and expectations of is/her position. As the nature of business demands
change so, too, may the essential functions of this position.

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