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Irrigation Specialist

Company: California Institute of Technology
Location: Pasadena
Posted on: July 29, 2022

Job Description:

Caltech is a world-renowned science and engineering institute that marshals some of the world's brightest minds and most innovative tools to address fundamental scientific questions. We thrive on finding and cultivating talented people who are passionate about what they do. Join us and be a part of the diverse Caltech community. Job Summary Under minimum supervision, the Irrigation Specialist will perform all functions related to implementing and managing an efficient irrigation system in order to reduce water usage and help maintain healthy and functional landscapes in a campus environment. The successful candidate will perform work in accordance with local water conservation ordinances and regulatory agencies (OSHA). This is an Essential Reporting position. An employee designated as essential reporting has essential job skills that are needed for response and recovery, and is expected to report to campus as soon as possible. Essential Job Duties Understand, implement, and manage a computerized irrigation system. Review irrigation designs and provide recommendations/reports. Design and install new irrigation systems as directed. Knowledge of plant water requirements and soil structures. Test irrigation controllers, check valves, clocks, pipes, and sprinkler heads to determine malfunctions and make necessary repairs. Develop landscape water use reports and water conservation programs. Place irrigation parts orders and maintain parts inventory. Drive a pick-up truck and operate equipment such as: mechanical trencher, pipe threaders, and hand tools. Ability to respond to emergency calls 24/7. Perform other duties as assigned. Basic Qualifications Three years experience in landscape irrigation maintenance and installation. Ability to read and interpret irrigation drawings and measurements. Knowledge of computerized central irrigation systems. Knowledge of RainBird Maxicom Computerized system and ability to use excel is a plus. Ability to analyze landscape irrigation needs and determine best practices to conserve valuable water resources. Must possess or have the ability to obtain by the date of hire a valid California driver's license and maintain it throughout the course of employment. Physical Requirement Must be able to lift 80 lbs on a regular basis and work in an outside environment. Required Documents Resume

Keywords: California Institute of Technology, Pasadena , Irrigation Specialist, Other , Pasadena, California

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