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.
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.
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.