Irrigation Technician
City of Allen, TX - Allen, TX

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The purpose of this position is to ensure City and golf course irrigation systems are installed and operating correctly. This is accomplished by surveying the perimeter, identifying installation needs, operating appropriate equipment such as tractors, installing irrigation systems, inspecting existing irrigation systems, performing preventative maintenance and repairing irrigation systems as needed. Other duties may include completing work orders, tracking supplies and installation costs, assisting other employees as needed and interfacing with other City employees and citizens. This position does not provide direction to other employees.

Essential Functions:
  • Ensures maintenance of the City parks and golf course by performing installations of irrigation systems, digging trenches for installations, surveying perimeters, reading work orders, assisting other employees, operating tractors, voltimeters and other equipment and completing the appropriate paperwork.
  • Performs repairs to City irrigation systems by identifying faulty or problematic parts, replacing and repairing parts when appropriate, digging to view parts of the Irrigation system, retrieving needed parts and equipment, operating equipment and machinery such as trenchers, handling tools such as saws, hammers and chain locks, performing preventative maintenance, wiring irrigation clocks, locating and repairing leaks and completing appropriate paperwork.
  • Maintains the integrity of irrigation work by completing inspection paperwork, testing irrigation systems, indicating problems with systems, producing work orders, tracking labor costs and filing paperwork when needed.
  • Provides preventative maintenance to City parks, golf course and irrigation systems by inspecting irrigation systems, determining possible repairs or upgrades, addressing problematic systems as identified by others and completing work orders for identified needs.

Job Requirements:

Formal Education / Knowledge
Work requires knowledge of a specific vocational, administrative, or technical nature which may be obtained with six months/one year of advanced study or training past the high school equivalency. Junior college, vocational, business, technical or correspondence schools are likely sources. Appropriate certification may be awarded upon satisfactory completion of advanced study or training.

Over one year up to and including two years of relevant experience.

Certification and Other Requirements
Valid Texas Class C Drivers License and Irrigation License.

Supplemental Information:

Basic - Ability to recognize meaning of common two- or three-syllable words. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Intermediate - Ability to deal with system of real numbers; practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios/proportions and measurement. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in high school up to college. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Basic - Ability to write simple sentences containing subject, verb, and object, and/or series of numbers, names, and addresses. Ordinarily, such education is obtained in elementary school up to high school. However, it may be obtained from experience and self-study.

Receives general directions. The employee normally performs the job by following established standard operating procedures and/or policies. The employee may choose the appropriate procedure or policy. Performance is reviewed periodically.

Supervisory / Organizational Control
Work requires functioning as a lead worker performing essentially the same work as those directed, and includes overseeing work quality, training, instructing, and scheduling work.

Work involves choices of action within limits set by standard practices and procedures. Professional judgment is required to apply the proper course of action.

Interpersonal / Human Relations Skills
Discussion Occasional: 20% or less of work time.