Irrigation Technician – HigherEdJobs | MCU Times


FLSA Status

Non-Exempt

Posting End Date

Open until filled.

Salary

Commensurate with experience and education.

Hours per Week

40.00 Standard from 8:00 AM to 5:00 PM

Hiring Department

Facilities Services

Required Application Materials

A resume and a list of 3
professional references is required in order to apply.

Purpose of Position

Installs and tends to sprinkler system
that irrigates lawns, fields and landscapes.

Essential Functions

Digs trenches.

Installs and repairs pipes,
sprinkler heads, and valves in assigned areas.

Purchases and inventories irrigation supplies, machinery, and equipment.

Estimates labor and material cost; reports the estimate to superior and work order initiator.

Analyzes and resolves irrigation
problems, or assists workers in solving the problems.

Lubricates, adjusts, repairs and/or replaces parts such as sprinkler heads and
drive chains to maintain system.

Converts irrigation system from manual or hydraulic to automatic system.

Operates back hoe,
bobcat, dump truck, and forklift.

Shovels dirt into holes and low spots and removes obstructions.

Observes rate of flow and
adjusts valves accordingly.

Sets timer on automatic irrigation system.

Operates any existing manual or hydraulic irrigation
systems.

Designs sprinkler system layouts for maximum water distribution on lawns, fields, and landscapes.

Performs duties of
Groundskeepers I and II, when needed.

Complies with city water conservation program.

Must be available on an “On Call”
basis.

Overtime may be required.

Knowledge of all Microsoft Office software and able to learn and use institutional software
systems.

Complies with all State and University policies.

Other duties may be assigned.

Required Qualifications

To perform this 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.

High school diploma or general education degree (GED).

One
years of experience, related to the statement of duties and responsibilities; or
equivalent combination of education and experience.
Occasional travel to off-campus
UTEP sites may be required. Irrigator System Design and Installation Certificate; Backflow

Prevention Maintenance Certificate; MaxiCom Certificate.

Working Conditions

The physical demands described here
are representative of those that must be met by an employee to
successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable
accommodations may be made to enable individuals with
disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of
this job, the employee is regularly required to use hands to feel; reach with hands and arms and stoop,
kneel, crouch, or crawl. The
employee is frequently required to stand; walk and talk or hear. The employee is occasionally required to
sit. The employee must
regularly lift and move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision,
distance vision, color
vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus. May be required to use Personal Protective
Equipment to
include: Steel toe or Non-slippery shoes, rubber or leather gloves, eye protection, back belt, cover alls,
sunglasses, and straw
hat.

The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an employee encounters while
performing the
essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to
perform the essential
functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is regularly exposed to wet and humid conditions and outside weather
conditions.
The employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles and toxic or caustic chemicals. The employee is
occasionally
exposed to moving mechanical parts; extreme heat and vibration. The noise level in the work environment is usually
moderate.

EO/AA Statement

The University of Texas at El Paso is an Equal Opportunity / Affirmative Action Employer.
The University does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, sex, religion, age, disability, genetic information,
veteran status, or sexual orientation and gender in employment or the provision of services in accordance with state and federal law.
Discrimination on the basis of sex includes an employee’s or prospective employee’s right to be free from sexual harassment under Title IX
of the Higher Education Amendments of 1972.

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