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Irrigation Repairer Duties and Responsibilities

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Purpose of Classification:

Installs, repairs, and troubleshoots computerized underground lawn sprinkler systems.

Distinguishing Characteristics:

This is a journey-level position and the first in a series of two classifications. This classification differs from the Senior level job in that it does not have responsibility for design and lay out of lawn sprinkler systems.

Examples of Duties:

  • Installs new drip and sprinkler systems.
  • Removes old systems and recovers reusable equipment.
  • Sets and maintains times on computer and electronic valve clocks; troubleshoots computerized electronic systems, irrigation controllers, solenoid valves, and heads of all types.
  • Maps systems for campus-wide master plans; may review or make changes to contract specifications.
  • May instruct others in minor irrigation repairs.
  • Operates tractors and trenchers to install/repair lines.
  • May operate various snow removal equipment and shovel snow and ice from designated areas.
  • May assist in coordination with other departments or outside contractors.

Knowledge, Skills and Abilities:

  • General knowledge of grounds maintenance.
  • Knowledge of computerized systems and time clocks, electrical wiring and wire functions, blue staking identification, and trade-service support.
  • Knowledge of underground lawn sprinkler system repair and installation techniques, and the design and redesign of irrigation systems.
  • Knowledge of mechanical maintenance, including electrical, plumbing, and carpentry.
  • Skill in the repair and installation of underground lawn sprinkler systems.
  • Skill in math sufficient to figure pipe flows, gallanages, pipe sizing, friction losses, run times, systems efficiency, spacing, and head selections.
  • Ability to read blue prints.

Minimum Qualifications:

Two years of underground lawn sprinkler system repair and installation experience; OR, Any equivalent combination of experience and/or education from which comparable knowledge, skills and abilities have been achieved. Possession of current Arizona Type D driverís license is required upon employment.


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