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Landscape Irrigator

Job Summary:

Under general supervision, is responsible for testing and inspecting irrigation systems in client facilities, conducting required maintenance of the irrigation systems, and installation of irrigation systems.

Essential Job Functions:

  • Performs irrigation system audits and is capable of inputting data into excel.
  • Able to be trained on how to map irrigation system by using google earth, word, and image editing software.
  • Maintains irrigation system, considering water supply, static water pressure, working water pressure, precipitation rate, soil, planting, and existing or planned improvements.
  • Replace automatic sprinkler heads as needed. 
  • Performs construction monitoring of irrigation systems as directed.
  • Adjusts gallons per minute on bubblers in tree planters.
  • Investigates and recommends corrective action for defective irrigation systems.
  • Performs related duties and fulfills responsibilities as required.
  • Highly capable of using valve locator/wire tracer/wire toner in field settings.
  • Be able to learn and utilize company's internal scheduling system to ensure repairs are allocated efficiently.
  • Available after hours to respond to customer's requests for appointments.

Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED equivalent (recognized by the Texas Education Agency or a regional accrediting agency).
  • Two (2) years of increasingly responsible experience in irrigation design, construction, and inspection, including one (1) year of supervisory or lead responsibility.
  • This position requires a valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License OR valid driver's license from another state with the ability to obtain a valid Class "C" Texas Driver's License within 30 days of becoming a Texas resident.  Use of your own personal vehicle may at time be required and proof of Liability Insurance will be required.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • At least one year of experience working with landscape irrigation repairs and installations.
  • Fluency in Spanish and English
  • Previous experience selling/up-selling supplemental residential irrigation repair services. 

Applicant Information:

  • If selected for this position, official transcripts, diplomas, certifications and licenses must be submitted at the time of processing.  Unofficial transcripts and copies of other relevant documents may be attached to the application for consideration in advance.
  • Please be advised that if selected for this position, information regarding employment history as it relates to the qualifications of the position will be needed for employment verification. Applicants claiming military service to meet the experience requirement for this position may attach a DD214 to the application.
  • Applicants selected for employment with Total Lawn & Sprinkler in this position must receive satisfactory results from pre-employment drug testing and background checks.  If required for the position, a physical, motor vehicle record evaluation, and additional background checks may be conducted.
     

Physical Requirements:

Physical requirements include occasional lifting/carrying of 10-15 pounds; visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate irrigation products and equipment. Subject to walking, reaching, pushing, sitting, standing, bending, and twisting to perform the essential functions. Working conditions are outside with exposure to temperature variations, damp/wet surfaces, hazardous materials, flammable liquids, and dust.

 

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:

  • Knowledge of friction loss control tables.
  • Knowledge of water usage rates and water conservation measures for drought situations.
  • Knowledge of all irrigation products and hydraulics principles.
  • Knowledge of sizing pipe materials.
  • Knowledge of basic backflow principles.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to inspect irrigation blueprints.
  • Ability to design and modify irrigation systems.
  • Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the position.
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