Irrigation Specialist- Maintenance Tech IV

at Tyler Junior College
Location Tyler, Texas
Date Posted July 31, 2022
Category Trades & Services
Job Type Not Specified

Description

Job Title: Irrigation Specialist- Maintenance Tech IV

Location: Tyler, TX (On-Site)

Requisition ID: req871

Application Deadline:

Regular or Temporary: Regular

Salary Range: Commensurate with education and experience

POSITION DESCRIPTION

Irrigation Specialist employ specialized skills to support all TJC Campuses and associated work spaces in and around East Texas. This position implements detailed Irrigation plans laid out by the Supervisor of Grounds and Landscaping.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS and DUTIES

General Responsibilities-Gardener

Assists the Supervisor of Grounds and Landscaping in designing new plans to facilitate healthy lawns and flower beds. Emphasis on irrigation.
Applies fertilizer and over-seeds lawns.
Assists with gardens and flower bed maintenance.
May irrigate, mow, rake, trim and stripe athletic fields
Assisting in trouble shooting problems utilizing the appropriate testing equipment.

Specific Responsibilities

Irrigation Specialist

Upkeep of campus irrigation systems. Repair/replacement of valves, lines and sprinkler heads as required. Installing new irrigation systems as needed. Performing periodic or special preventive maintenance inspections to ascertain the general condition of the equipment and making recommendations for repairs as necessary to keep the equipment in good operations condition.
Ensures backflow prevention devices are installed and assist in inspections.
Performs miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned.

COMPETENCIES

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Ability to use hand and power tool applicable to position.
Skill in interpreting and completing landscape plans.
Ability to lift and manipulate heavy objects.
Ability to read, understand, follow and enforce safety procedures.
Ability to stand, walk and/or shift continuously preform essential job functions for an 8-hour work schedule with appropriate breaks.

QUALIFICATIONS

Required Education

High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
Ability to read and write English. Bilingual is desirable but not required.

Required Experience

Must be Licensed
3-5 years

Preferred Experience

5 plus years

Travel

Must have a current valid Texas driver's license and a good driving record.

General Expectations, Working conditions and Physical Activity

Work involves almost constant exposure to outside elements which may include: heat, cold, dirt, dust, lawn equipment fumes: i.e.: emissions, chemicals: i.e.: lawn and plant fertilizers, smoke and/or loud noises
Extensive physical activity which may include, heavy lifting, pushing or pulling objects over 50 pounds,
Must exhibit a sensitivity to and an understanding of the diverse academic, socio-economic, cultural, and ethnic backgrounds of staff and students and to staff and students with disabilities.
Perform other duties as assigned.

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