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Job title: Irrigation Specialist / Equipment Operator (Public Works)
Job location: College Station, TX 77840 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 01/25/13
Job type: Full-Time
Compensation: Compensation: $13.59 - $14.95/ hour

Benefits: Medical • Dental • Vision • Prescription Drug Coverage • Holidays • Vacation • Sick Leave • TMRS-Retirement (2:1 matching) • Deferred Compensation • Term Life AD&D • Dependent Life • Flex Benefits • Tuition Reimbursement

Job Classification

Job Category:Public Works/Utilities

Job Description

Job description:
Maintain the City's irrigation systems at city facilities and inside the right-of-way. Operate a variety of construction equipment routinely used to maintain, repair, and install TCEQ approved irrigation systems.

Principle Job Duties

1. Install, replace/repair and maintain irrigation systems at city facilities and streetscaping inside the right-of-way.

2. Operate the necessary equipment to make irrigation repairs, including, but not limited to a trencher, mini-track hoe, back hoe, and skidsteer.

3. Perform routine irrigation system checks to ensure proper system operation and coverage.

4. Replace controllers and irrigation heads as needed to ensure optimal performance and water is being conserved.

5. Modify and improve existing systems to ensure the city’s inventory of irrigation systems are in compliance with the TCEQ requirements.

6. Participate in the preventative and corrective maintenance of equipment by cleaning and performing pre-operation equipment inspections, identifying and reporting equipment maintenance repair needs to Heavy Equipment Mechanics and assisting with minor equipment maintenance.

7. Performs other duties as assigned.

Job Requirements

Education, training, experience:
Required: High School Diploma or G.E.D., and up to one (1) year experience related to area of assignment; or, an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential duties of the job such as those listed above.

Designated as a Licensed Irrigation Installer by the Texas Commission on Environmental Quality (TCEQ), or obtain the certification within the first 90 days of employment.

Knowledge of materials and products used in landscape irrigation installation and maintenance. Knowledge of hydraulic and electric system installation, operation, and repair. Knowledge of irrigation system design and general plant/turf water requirements. Experience with wire tracer and remote unit operation and use.

Possess and maintain a valid State of Texas Class “A” or “B” CDL. Required within 90 days of employment. Ability to operate a variety of light and heavy equipment in a safe and effective manner. Must be available for emergency response.

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