1. Position description: The Irrigation Service Technician must be thoroughly familiar with all aspects of irrigation systems to include: wiring controllers and valves, pressure testing, trenching/pulling pipe; installing heads, rotors, valves, main and lateral lines, drip line, bubblers, etc.; operating equipment, ordering correct materials; and interfacing with customers, subcontractors, architects, etc. Require minimal supervision and conduct all jobs in a safe manner and, if necessary, directing a crew of one other employee. The Irrigation Service Technician must also attend to and complete all paperwork and administrative requirements related to the job while creating and maintaining a professional job atmosphere.
  2. Reports to: The Irrigation Service Technician reports directly to the Irrigation Service Lead/Manager.
  3. Skill set and educational requirements: The Irrigation Service Technician must possess the following skill set and educational background:
  4. Minimum of a high school diploma or GED.
  5. Possess a valid driver’s license and must be insurable on company’s insurance policy.
  6. Have a clean criminal record.
  7. Legal documentation to verify employment
  8. Physically able to handle the work load of an Irrigation Technician.
  9. Have full range of mobility in upper and lower body.
  10. Able to lift 50 pounds without assistance.
  11. Bilingual in Spanish and English in oral and written forms. (Preferred)
  12. Able to interact with customers in a professional and courteous manner on a daily basis.
  13. Responsibilities:
  14. Has a minimum of ONE year of experience in irrigation service field.
  15. Thoroughly understands all aspects of irrigation systems as outlined above.
  16. Able to operate company equipment: trenchers, pullers, trucks, tampers, etc.
  17. Able to perform all daily preventative maintenance (PM) on company equipment.
  18. Able to read irrigation plans and drawings.
  19. Able to lay out the job site and order materials.
  20. Able to operate irrigation GPS locator system for controllers, valves, heads, rotors, etc.
  21. Proficient in or able to learn customer relationship management (CRM) software.
  22. Proficient in or able to learn customer relationship management (CRM) software handheld tracking system.
  23. Has the leadership capability and demeanor to effectively manage and direct a crew of one or two people.
  24. Meets or exceeds company production standards for irrigation service work.
  25. Ensures that jobs are kept on schedule and on budget.
  26. Ensures that all safety procedures are followed and reports any unsafe conditions to supervisors.
  27. Ensures all workers’ compensation insurance claims are properly documented and reported immediately.
  28. Ensures all accidents are properly documented and reported immediately.
  29. Looks for extras and converts them into change orders when appropriate.
  30. Ensures all change orders are processed
  31. Interfaces with subcontractors to ensure timely and accurate completion of their phase of
  32. Ensures that company production standards are met.
  33. Maintains a clean crew truck at all times.
  34. Able to fill out and process all necessary job paperwork, purchase orders, and time sheets, etc.
  35. Able to interact with clients, subcontractors, etc. in a professional and competent manner.
  36. Ensures that job cost reports are properly
  37. Thoroughly understands and complies with company policies, procedures, and SOPs.
  38. Able to work with minimal supervision from Irrigation Service Manager/Supervisor, but knows when to ask for assistance.
  39. Is certified in CPR and First Aid.
  40. Continuing education requirement: minimum of 10 hours per year.
  41. Salary, bonus, and/or commissions: Commensurate with experience ($15.00 to $20.00 per hour).
  42. Success factors:
  43. Is a high-energy technician who is capable of supervising one or two helpers.
  44. Is organized in all areas (personal office space, field operations, crew truck, job sites, etc.).
  45. Leads by example.
  46. Presents himself or herself in a professional manner.
  47. Initiates action when needed.
  48. Anticipates problems and plans ahead for needed materials, equipment, and assistance.
  49. Requires minimal supervision.
  50. Informs Irrigation Service Manager/Supervisor when assistance is needed.