Salt Lake City

  • IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN HOURLY

    Requisition ID
    2018-3543
    Department
    PUBLIC SERVICES
    Minimum Salary
    USD $10.87/Hr.
    Maximum Salary
    USD $13.00/Hr.
    Post End Date
    6/3/2018
    Location
    US-UT-Salt Lake City
  • Overview

    Under direction of a maintenance supervisor, performs semi-skilled or skilled plumbing duties involved in new construction, maintenance, and repair and remodeling of City owned sprinkler, irrigation systems.

    Responsibilities

    • Assembles, installs, maintains, and repairs pipes, fittings, valves, heads, and fixtures of irrigation, water, and drainage systems, according to specifications by use of screws, bolts, and plastic solvents.
    • Works with all levels of staff to make recommendations and/or adjustments to resolve a variety of irrigation problems and issues; makes visits to survey landscape and soil conditions, determines and implements site requirements, observes system effectiveness and efficiency.
    • Test system efficiency as changes are made at established, remodeled, and newly constructed sites. Utilizes weather consumption data to set up, program, and adjust watering schedules.
    • Maintains and performs annual tests of various sizes of back flow preventers as well as a variety of system records, and research data. Prepare reports using gathered data as required.
    • Serves as technical resource for irrigation systems management and water conservation.
    • Reads and interprets blue prints in order to inspect or install valves, pipe fittings, and pipes composed of metal and non-metal materials. 
    • Participate in meetings as required; attend training seminars, vendor demonstrations, and courses to remain current with the latest techniques and technologies.
    • Operates heavy equipment, snowplows, blowers, backhoes, or other similar equipment as needed to perform the responsi­bilities of the position or in emergencies.
    • Performs those tasks, which may be required to complete projects, including preparation and clean up responsibilities.
    • Performs other related duties as assigned.

    Qualifications

    • High school diploma or G.E.D. equivalency plus three to five years directly-related experience. One year of post-high school, technical training in irrigation system repair and operation may be substituted for up to two years of on-the-job experience.
    • Ability to read and interpret blue prints, sketches, work orders, drawings, and diagrams as required performing assigned tasks and inspecting new installs.
    • Ability to operate various equipment including hand tools, power tools, and heavy equipment will be required.
    • Possession of a valid driver’s license or driving privilege card. Possession of a valid Utah State Commercial Driver s License, Class B, will be required or ability to obtain within six months.
    • Possess backflow certification or able to obtain within six months of employment.

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