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Irrigation Technician

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University
Arizona, United States
Salary Not Specified
Posted Date
Jan 8, 2021

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Position Type
Administrative, Business & Administrative Affairs, Facilities Management & Physical Plant
Employment Type
Full Time
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Job Description

Embry-Riddle Aeronautical University’s Prescott, Arizona campus is hiring an experienced Irrigation Technician to support the Facilities Management Team. Embry-Riddle's Prescott Campus is respected worldwide for cutting-edge instruction and training for tomorrow’s aviation, aerospace, security and intelligence leaders. Prescott is a mile-high city and its climate reflects seasonable weather excellent for flying. Daytime averages are 80°F in the summer and 45°F in the winter. At 5,000 ft. above sea level, it boasts a mild climate, clean air, pristine wilderness areas, and nearby national forests. The university is a small, private, residential university in the mountains of Arizona with approximately 3,500 students. Staff/faculty/student interaction is highly valued and is a central theme of our campus. It is located 100 miles north of Phoenix and 120 miles south of the Grand Canyon.


Tuesday - Saturday; 0700-1530
  • Manages the irrigation systems on campus to insure proper watering of turf, trees, bushes, and all other plantings. Installs, troubleshoots, repairs and renovates irrigation systems. Performs other grounds maintenance tasks as assigned.

  • Responds to assigned work orders in a timely manner, ensures job is completed to the campus standard and closes the work order out through the handheld tablet linked to the CMMS system.

  • Performs irrigation system task including, but not limited to:

  • Sets and programs all irrigation controllers.

  • Troubleshoots computerized electronic systems, irrigation controllers, solenoid valves, and heads of all types.

  • Initiates corrective action to secure satisfactory standards and timely project completion.

  • Repairs and inspects lines, valves, and sprinklers on irrigation systems, installs new drip and sprinkler systems; removes old systems and recovers reusable equipment.

  • Operates tractors and trenchers to install system components.

  • Performs other duties as required for Grounds department, including driving University vehicles to perform duties and responsibilities.

  • Other duties as assigned to meet the facilities’ management objectives including campus “Special Events” support and snow removal activities.

ERAU benefits include:
  • Retirement Plan - ERAU offers immediate vesting and provides a 6% gift and will match up to 3.5% of employee contributions

  • Two BC/BS health plans – PPO and high deductible plan with a health savings account

  • Tuition waivers for employees, spouses, and dependent children will cover one undergraduate and graduate degree per person

  • Use of various campus services: fitness center, library, mail room and enjoy observation flights

  • High school diploma or equivalent

Required skills, knowledge, abilities :
  • 2 years - experience with stand-alone irrigation systems.

  • 2 years - experience with athletic field turf management and maintenance practices.

  • 2 years - experience with general landscape and hardscape maintenance.

  • Arizona Driver’s License and clean MVD driving record and the ability to operate campus vehicles and equipment in a safe, responsible manner.

  • Ability to use computer tablet to input work order service details in to the CMMS system.

  • Must be able to lift heavy objects.

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