Irrigation Technician

  • CITY OF EL PASO, TX
  • El Paso, Texas
  • Mar 28, 2019
Full Time Grounds and Landscaping Services Public Works
  • Salary: $26,320.97 - $40,554.29 Annually

Job Description

Requirements

Candidatemust have ahigh school diploma or GED, and one (1) year of irrigation system installation and maintenance experience.
Licenses and Certificates : Texas Class "C" Driver's License or equivalent from another state. Texas Commission on Environmental Quality Irrigation Technician license required within six (6) months of date of hire. May be required to obtain Backflow Prevention Tester Certification.
Special Requirements :
Positions requiring a CDL or positions of a safety sensitive are subject to drug and alcohol testing in accordance with federal regulations.

General Purpose

Under general supervision, as a working supervisor, plan, schedule and oversee subordinate semi-skilled or unskilled workers in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of irrigation equipment, irrigation systems and small pumps.

Typical Duties

Plan, schedule and oversee daily irrigation system maintenance work. Involves: Assign repair and related tasks to staff. Perform regular site and irrigation system inspections and oversee all work in progress to ensure quality, timeliness and safety. Plan, select and requisition necessary equipment and related supplies. Maintain files and records related to projects, schedules and other areas. Perform preventative maintenance and repair of all assigned equipment. Maintain cleanliness of tools, equipment and work areas. Oversee and coordinate the work of contractors as necessary.
Perform a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of irrigation equipment, irrigation systems and small pumps. Involves: Assist in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of simple and moderately complex irrigation systems including backflow devices. Read diagrams and blueprints to lay out and locate irrigation valves, timers and wiring. Install irrigation timers, irrigation piping and valves. Test completed irrigation systems for proper functioning of valves and timers. Locate, excavate and repair or replace damaged or malfunctioning equipment. Restock van to ensure supply of necessary parts and equipment.
Supervise a small crew in performing maintenance tasks. Involves: Assign, review and monitor work completed. Guide task performance. Train and develop employees. Prepare employees' performance appraisals. Recommend vacation approval and merit increases.
Perform related duties as required. Involves: Routinely assist or participate in performing maintenance and repair work as necessary. Perform duties of supervisor or coworkers as necessary to ensure continuity of operations during absences. Interact with supervisors, contractors, vendors and coworkers. Answer questions and provide accurate information to inquiries. Maintain records of completed work.

General Information

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Salary range: $12.65 - 17.78 per hour.
The starting salary is generally at the beginning of the salary range.

Test date: To be announced

Note: Applicants are encouraged to apply immediately. This position will close when a preset number of qualified applications have been received.
Closing Date/Time: Continuous