Grounds Irrigation Technician II; College Station, TX

Irrigation Technician II

Department: Grounds Management

Reports To: Irrigation Supervisor

Brief Summary

 This is a position that requires periodic supervision from Irrigation Technician III or Irrigation Supervisor and requires routine labor associated with irrigation management including digging, pipe repair, head & valve replacement and small equipment operation. Job entails use of math and estimation skills to calculate proper irrigation regimes through audit and calibration. This position requires the individual to work safely and ensure that all safety procedures as outlined by; SSC Service Solutions, The University, OSHA, ANSI, EPA, State and local agencies as they apply to landscape and grounds management or facilities tasks be adhered to.

 Primary Responsibilities

  • Implement, and adjust irrigation schedules as directed by Irrigation Supervisor.
  • Repairs existing underground sprinkler and drip systems including malfunctioning heads, nozzles, adjusts spray heads for correct coverage.
  • Replace malfunctioning valves, pressure control devices and adjusts water flow and repair. Replace PVC lateral lines and PVC and iron constant pressure water supply lines.
  • Inspects irrigated areas and routinely exercises irrigation systems to test for malfunctions, breaks, and wetting coverage of lawns, trees, shrubs, and ground covers.
  • Installs new systems and modifies old systems according to plans or blueprints. Prepares site with trenching equipment or hand digging; lays, cuts, prepares and glues PVC pipe and fittings; inserts valves and connects to controller; inserts and sets sprinkler heads; backfills trenches and levels soil surface.
  • Apply a surgical approach to all work. Completed work should look professional.
  • Mitigate all irrigation related safety hazards.
  • Perform work in a safe method following all safety protocol.
  • Operate various types of equipment including trenchers or small tractors, hand held power equipment and hand tools.
  • Responsible to maintain records for all work or services performed
  • Attend training as required.
  • Deploy for emergency response due to inclement weather, i.e. snow, ice, tornado or other catastrophes.
  • Other duties assigned by Irrigation Supervisor.
  • Maintain professional communication with other technicians, irrigation supervisor, and the general public.

Working Conditions

Extensive driving, walking, and equipment operation.  Exposure to: extreme weather conditions, pesticides, fertilizers, pollen producing environment, paint, and petroleum products. Work time expectation: 90% of time will be physical labor, 10% training and misc.

Requirements

Two years’ experience performing irrigation repairs. Exhibit the ability to operate irrigation related equipment. High school diploma or equivalent. Must be able to speak English. Possess a valid driver’s license. Possess an Irrigation Technician License. The ability to repeatedly lift 25 lbs. and kneel/bend/stoop for extended periods of time.

The statements herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by employees assigned to this  classification.  They are not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required of   Technician so classified.  Responsibilities and duties assigned are at the discretion of the Irrigation Supervisor or management team.

Submit resumes or applications to:

Attn: Rosie Sanchez

rosie.sanchez@sscserv.com ( Email)

979-458-5533 ( Phone)

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