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Working As An Irrigation Technician

  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Unpleasant/Hazardous Environment

  • $25,030

    Average Salary

What Does An Irrigation Technician Do At Compass Group, North America

* Implements and adjusts irrigation schedules as directed by Irrigation Supervisor.
* Replaces malfunctioning valves and pressure control devices; and adjusts water flow and repair.
* Replaces PVC lateral lines and PVC and iron constant pressure water supply lines.
* Inspects irrigated areas and routinely exercises irrigation systems to test for malfunctions, breaks, and wetting coverage of lawns, trees, shrubs, and ground covers.
* Installs new systems and modifies old systems according to plans or blueprints.
* Prepares site with trenching equipment or hand digging.
* Lays, cuts, prepares and glues PVC pipe and fittings; inserts valves and connects to controller; inserts and sets sprinkler heads.
* Backfills trenches and levels soil surface.
* Operates various types of equipment including trenchers or small tractors, hand-held power equipment and hand tools.
* Maintains records for all work or services performed.
* Performs other duties as assigned

What Does An Irrigation Technician Do At James River Grounds Management, Inc.

* Support company vision, policies, procedures, safety / training programs, perform accordingly and pass along to other employees
* Manage all aspects of irrigation systems within a portfolio of properties
* Ensure that work is completed correctly, efficiently, and safely
* Perform contractual system start ups, seasonal inspections, and winterizations
* Develop schedule for providing contractual services
* Develop proposals for needed work on sites
* Identify and develop enhancement opportunities on sites
* Perform repair work to ensure proper system operation
* Work with production and enhancement staff frequently to ensure smooth operations and proper systems management
* Maintain proper inventory of needed repair parts on service vehicle
* Accurate preparation billing and work orders for all completed work

What Does An Irrigation Technician Do At Pride Industries

* Performs minor and major repairs on breaks in the water mainline and lateral lines, repairs or replaces valves and performs excavation as necessary.
* Repairs and adjusts sprinkler heads.
* Troubleshoots low-voltage lines, 24-valve solenoids, trace wires and toning underground.
* Troubleshoots irrigation controllers, checks transformers, connections of common wires and station wires and cleans circuit boards.
* Programs and troubleshoots booster pumps setting proper flow and PSI limits.
* Programs timers for water, including days and frequency at the main computer and on site.
* Conducts sprinkler checks to ensure system is working and providing proper coverage.
* Flags breaks and damages.
* Conducts site checks to inspect vitality of plant material.
* Installs irrigation systems, controllers, builds concrete pads.
* Installs high-voltage electrical connections, master valves and flow sensors.
* Programs central control system and reports on water usage and alarms.
* Troubleshoots and repairs repeaters and transmitters.
* Maintains weather station.
* Performs grounds maintenance duties as needed, which includes but is not limited to weeding, trimming, mowing, and edging.
* Performs other duties and special projects as assigned

What Does An Irrigation Technician Do At Marriott

* Irrigation Technician The Irrigation Technician reports directly to the landscape manager and is responsible for the maintenance and operation of the irrigation system throughout the resort grounds.
* The Irrigation Technician is an integral part of the Landscape Maintenance Operation and functions as a key player on our team.
* Qualifications Minimum 5 years related commercial irrigation, horticulture, landscape work experience Familiarity and knowledge of computerized irrigation control systems WeatherTRAK but not required.
* Able to repair main lines up to 4 Trouble shoot, repair and replace valves.
* Use wire tracing equipment.
* Ability to read, comprehend and interpret blue prints and reports.
* Must be able to use hand held devices in the field such as smart phones / I pad, etc
* Willingness to work outside of normal business hours if required.
* Valid drivers license.
* KEY RESPONSIBILITES Job duties will include trouble shooting and repairing irrigation systems and programming controllers.
* Maintains inventory of parts associated with irrigation system.
* Reports any irregularities in turf quality/vegetation to manager.
* Performs special projects delegated by manager Inspects all existing irrigation throughout the resort to ensure systems for efficiency, are working properly or need for repair.
* Assists with new installs and or with renovation of irrigation systems.
* May utilize computerized tools to analyze irrigation systems for problems.
* Activates and deactivates irrigation systems according to seasonal priorities or pre-established schedules per manager.
* Ensures uniform distribution of watering to all areas.
* Observes and subscribes to safety precautions at all times and responsible for personal safety performance.
* Assists with landscaping/grounds keeping duties as needed.
* Good communications skills with the ability to read , write and speak English.
* Certifications such as Water Audit, Backflow, Landscape Tech, etc. is preferred but not required.
* Ability to constantly work in all weather conditions, particularly extreme desert temperatures, with exposure to all types of vegetation, weeds, trees, flowers and pollens.
* Ability to lift, carry, and/or move up to 75 pounds, climb ladders, and meet physical demands.
* Identify and correct performance problems and complete repairs/adjustments to system components which include heads, valves, pipe, wire, fittings, filters, valve boxes and quick couplers.
* Be proactive in anticipating water requirements according to weather and vegetation needs.
* Able to work well under pressure and balance multiple priorities and assignments. o Ability to think, work, and make independent decisions based on sound judgment.
* Must be able to consistently achieve high work standards; attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness a must.
* Monitor property grounds to ensure a pleasant appearance.
* Maintain lawns by mowing, edging, raking leaves, and performing other lawn maintenance functions.
* Wash, clean, and re-fuel all equipment after use.
* Maintain flower beds, baskets, and boxes by watering, removing weeds, trimming, and performing other maintenance.
* Remove and bag trash from all exterior trash cans.
* Maintain the appearance of fountains, planters, or other grounds features by cleaning, replacing or making repairs.
* Maintain the appearance and safety of sidewalks, driveways, cart paths, or parking lots by filling in cracks, holes, and making other repairs.
* Operate tractors, trucks, or utility vehicles to transport equipment and supplies.
* Follow all company and safety and security policies and procedures; report defective equipment, accidents, injuries, and unsafe work conditions to manager; complete safety training and certifications.
* Ensure uniform and personal appearance are clean and professional; maintain confidentiality of proprietary information; protect company assets.
* Support team to reach common goals.
* Reach overhead and below the knees, including bending, twisting, pulling, and stooping.
* Stand, sit, or walk for an extended period of time.
* Grasp, turn, and manipulate objects of varying size and weight.
* Visually inspect tools, equipment, or machines.
* Move over sloping, uneven, or slippery surfaces.
* Move up and down ladders, stairs and/or service ramps.
* Move, lift, carry, push, pull, and place objects weighing less than or equal to 50 pounds without assistance.
* Perform other reasonable job duties as requested by Supervisors.
* To apply now, go to: https://marriott.taleo.Net/careersection/2/jobdetail.ftl?job=17001KK5 Marriott International is consistently recognized as an employer of choice globally by FORTUNE magazine, DiversityInc and Great Places to Work Institute, among others.
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How To Become An Irrigation Technician

Most grounds maintenance workers need no formal education and are trained on the job. Most states require licensing for workers who apply pesticides and fertilizers.


Although most grounds maintenance jobs have no education requirements, some employers may require formal education or certification in areas such as landscape design, horticulture, or arboriculture.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Most states require workers who apply pesticides and fertilizers to be licensed. Obtaining a license usually involves passing a test on the proper use and disposal of insecticides, herbicides, and fungicides.

The National Association of Landscape Professionals offers seven certifications in landscaping and grounds maintenance for workers at various experience levels.

The Tree Care Industry Association offers certification for tree care safety professionals.

The International Society of Arboriculture offers six certifications for workers at various experience levels.

The Professional Grounds Management Society offers certification for workers at various experience levels.


A short period of on-the-job training is usually enough to teach new hires the skills they need, which often include how to plant and maintain areas and how to use mowers, trimmers, leaf blowers, small tractors, and other equipment. Large institutional employers such as golf courses, university campuses, or municipalities may supplement on-the-job training with coursework in horticulture or small-engine repair.


Grounds maintenance workers who have good communication skills may become crew leaders or advance into other supervisory positions. Becoming a manager or a landscape contractor may require some formal education and several years of related work experience. Some workers use their experience to start their own landscaping companies.

Important Qualities

Physical stamina. Grounds maintenance workers must be capable of doing physically strenuous labor for long hours, occasionally in extreme heat or cold.

Self-motivated. Because they often work with little supervision, grounds maintenance workers must be able to do their job independently.

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  • Spanish

  • German

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Real Irrigation Technician Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Irrigation Technician Better Irrigation Inc. Marlborough, MA Apr 08, 2010 $42,742
Landscape Maintenance & Irrigation Technician Sande, LLC. East Harwich, MA May 03, 2016 $36,147
Precision Climate Based Irrigation Technician Irrisoft, Inc. Logan, UT Mar 10, 2016 $33,392
Lighting and Irrigation Tech Ny Landscape Lighting LLC Yorktown Heights, NY Sep 03, 2016 $32,552
Landscape Maintenance & Irrigation Technician S&E, LLC. MA Apr 05, 2015 $31,576
Irrigation Technician Accurate Landscape & Plowing, LLC Manchester, NH Aug 31, 2016 $31,305
Center Pivot Irrigation Technician Henry's Irrigation Seminole, TX Oct 26, 2016 $27,800 -
Center Pivot Irrigation Technician Henry's Irrigation Seminole, TX Dec 28, 2016 $27,800
Center Pivot Irrigation Technician Henry's Irrigation Seminole, TX Jul 29, 2016 $27,800
Center Pivot Irrigation Technician Henry's Irrigation Seminole, TX Sep 27, 2016 $27,800
Irrigation Technician Carmen's Landscape Designs, Inc. Miami, FL Sep 22, 2015 $26,500

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Top Skills for An Irrigation Technician


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Top Irrigation Technician Skills

  1. Residential Irrigation Systems
  2. Residential Sprinkler Systems
  3. Sprinkler Heads
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Installed, maintained, and repaired commercial and residential irrigation systems.
  • General Labor * Responsible for installation and repair of residential sprinkler systems.
  • Adjust sprinkler heads * Maintenance of installations * Install full units on an estate
  • Provided routine customer service independent of direct supervision.
  • Dig Trenches and Ditches manually to lay PVC Pipes according to Blueprints needs.

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