Irrigation Technician

  • 005128

SUMMARY: Under close supervision, performs a variety of unskilled and semi-skilled tasks in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of irrigation equipment, irrigation systems and small pumps; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Assists in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of simple and moderately complex irrigation systems.
  2. Reads diagrams and blueprints to lay out and locate irrigation valves, timers and wiring.
  3. Installs irrigation timers.
  4. Installs irrigation piping and valves.
  5. Tests completed irrigation systems for proper functioning of valves and timers.
  6. Locates, excavates and repairs or replaces damaged or malfunctioning equipment.
  7. Restocks van to ensure supply of necessary parts and equipment.
  • Knowledge of applicable federal, state, and local laws, statutes, ordinances, rules, regulations, policies and procedures.
  • Knowledge of the proper care and maintenance of tools of the trade.
  • Knowledge of irrigation system installation, repair and maintenance.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Knowledge of use of common hand and power tools.
  • Knowledge of basic preventive maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Skill in installing, maintaining and repairing irrigation systems.
  • Skill in reading engineering drawings or blueprints.
  • Skill in following oral and written instructions.
  • Skill in communicating effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Ability to establish cooperative working relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves moderate to heavy work in all types of weather. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma, GED or vocational training and six (6) months related experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. Valid Florida driver’s license is required.

Last revision date: October 2001
Overtime: Yes
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