Irrigation Technician
U.S. Lawns - Greenville, SC

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A person who works under the supervision of a licensed irrigator to install, maintain, alter, repair, service or supervise installation of an irrigation system, including the connection of such system in or to a private or public, raw or potable water supply system or any water supply.

Major Job Responsibilities
Client Management
• Professionally represents U.S. Lawns at all times.
• Able to respond properly to the client and follow up to make sure their needs have been completed to their satisfaction.
• Able to recognize when they do not have the answer for the client and let them know they will find out or get the Owner/Manager involved.
• Keeps the Owner/Manager aware of all client concerns and communication on the job site.
• Maintains positive, responsive and flexible attitude to all clients.
• Inspects site and advises client of potential liabilities.
• Ensures that all programming of irrigation clocks on the property are scheduled to operate when the client’s business is not in operation unless otherwise dictated by state watering policies.
• Informs the onsite Client the progress of any ongoing repair that will last more than a day.
Employee Management
• Schedules workload in the afternoon prior to the next work day.
• Prepares and secures all materials, tools and equipment at the end of the day for the next day’s schedule.
Crew Training
• Assists in training crew members in irrigation function, application and safety.
• Able to cross train crew members in the performance of Irrigation Technicians’ role for future growth
• Can effectively communicate in English and/or Spanish what is to be learned.
Safety Management
• Maintains and promotes safe working conditions in the field at all times
• Wears and maintains required PPE at all times as per local, state, federal and OSHA laws.
• Have zero preventable accidents due to not following the company safety rules.
• Participates and may present safety tailgate meetings weekly with the crew.
Ensures and maintains secure storage of all products by local, state, federal and OSHA laws.
• Ensures that all active repairs that involve open dug areas be taped off by caution tape and the use of safety cones.
Equipment Management
• Ensures all assigned equipment, tools, safety items, vehicles & trailers or other items are maintained in proper working order by following proper maintenance and inventory schedules.
• Is accountable for neglect and abuse of assigned equipment
Maintain and secure equipment to include the functionality, storage and cleanliness, operates all specialty equipment used in the field under manufactures and Owners directions.

Brand Compliance
• Maintains clean, neat and professional image of service vehicle & equipment
• May ensure crew members maintain professional image through the use of approved USL uniform and by monitoring & maintaining proper employee actions.

Quality Control/Scheduling
Quality Control
• Understand the Quality Control Inspection Form and informs Crew Leader/Manager/Owner of current site conditions.
• Able to maintain all jobs to bid specifications.
• Maintain client satisfaction (internal and external) to ensure jobs are renewed.
• Ensures that all disturbed areas for trenching or digging or repaired back to original site specifications.
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Field Operations
• Test and run and inspect each system and record notes of the system on the irrigation Service Request form.
• Set controllers according to contractual obligations always adhering to a water wise approach.
• Follow water restrictions in setting controllers.
• Make necessary adjustments such as adjusting Irrigation patterns, dates, times, run times and frequencies on timer clock/controller,
• Make necessary repairs such as breaks in the line, bad heads, nozzles, valves, wiring, etc.
• Record all work including hours spent, materials used and recommendation if renovations are required.
• Knows the principles of irrigation operation and repair.
• Locates existing backflows, controllers, zones and valves and prepares zone charts / diagrams / legends for the systems
• Responsible for “spring startup” of systems and diagnosis
• Properly winterizes irrigation systems to prevent freeze damage to all exterior pipe and heads as well as backflow prevention systems
• Reads and understands various manuals, blueprints and schematics
• Can perform or assist with major irrigation repairs as necessary.
• Can work independently in the absence of supervision
• Can remain flexible for working with a variety of tasks daily.
• Can remain on-call to respond to emergency situations

Office and Administration
• Able to read and write English and follow written and oral instruction.
• Can organize and implement work schedule.
• Responsible for the following forms and procedures:
Accident Kit Equipment Inventory Form
Equipment Service Calendar Equipment Repair/Request
Landscape Management Report Monthly Vehicle Safety Inspection
Quality Control Inspection Form Report of Safety Meeting
Irrigation Request Tailgate Meeting Form
•Trailer Safety Inspection Form
• Keep up with current industry specifications, products and equipment.
• Follow current local, state and federal irrigation regulations and licensing.
• Maintain company files associated with Irrigation Technician tasks. These are recording activities on each property, maintaining inventory of products, placing orders for products, receiving product deliveries or getting products.
• Responsible for reading, understanding MSDS sheets.
• Maintain area for irrigation parts/supplies and properly insure safety of fellow employees and self
• Shall possess a valid State driver’s license appropriate to the class and capability of the vehicle(s) that they are assigned to operate and driving record must meet company standards as well as the State requirements where the vehicle is driven.
Typical
Qualifications To perform the job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Language Skills While performing duties, employees are regularly required to use written and oral communication skills; may read and interpret data, information and documents; observe and respond to people and situations; learn and apply new information or skills; work under deadlines; and interact with others encountered in the course of work.
Physical Demands The employee frequently is required to stand, walk, and sit. The employee is occasionally required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; climb or balance; and stoop, kneel, or crouch. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 60 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.
Work Environment While performing the duties of this job, the employee is occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and outside weather conditions. The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this job family chart. They are not intended to be a comprehensive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of employees in this job family series.

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