Irrigation/Lighting Service Technician – Level II

Position Summary

The primary role of the Irrigation/Lighting Service Technician II is to service, repair and install outdoor irrigation and lighting systems using best practices at the direction of the Irrigation/Lighting Manager under contract between the client(s) and the company. The Technician II will demonstrate proficiency with installing, servicing and repairing the well-known manufacturer’s systems and will possesses more advanced knowledge, including the safe and proper use of more challenging tools and equipment and understand more complex systems and designs. The Crewperson II will have emerging leadership abilities and will lead others by example and through specific coaching.

The Irrigation/Lighting Technician II recognizes that successfully meeting client and company expectations supports the future stability and growth of the organization and their own future employment opportunities. A principal company value for all positions is that each individual shall promote a positive company image with clients, among fellow employees, and with the general public. We value each person as a contributing team member within the company.

Key Responsibilities and Duties:

  • Exceptional Client Service
  • Polite, cooperative and attentive to client’s requests
  • Ensure arrival each day in a clean uniform and ensure professional dress and conduct at all times during working hours.
  • Fulfill required job assignments using proper horticultural practices for all contracted work based on clients expectations.
  • Ensure a positive and friendly demeanor and be approachable at all times – clients, employees and the general public.
  • Follow company policy and procedures for managing client relations.
  • Communicate all questions/concerns/complements from the client to the Manager to ensure prompt company response.
  • Notify Manager of any requested changes to the contract by the client prior to conducting the work.
  • Proactively identify areas of improvement and provide input to Manager on solutions/opportunities for improvement.
  • Provide direction and guidance on proper client services issues to new crew members as needed and assigned.

Irrigation and Lighting Contract Execution

  • Arrive to assigned site in a timely manner, fully prepared for the workday.
  • Ensure the jobsite is kept clean, safe and organized at all times.
  • Load and unload as assigned all necessary equipment and materials from the trucks following established safety guidelines and solicit help from other team members when needed.
  • Performs such activities associated with irrigation systems as:  digging and trenching, pipe layout and connection, pump and controller set-up, electric layout, trench fill-in/tamping, placement of irrigation heads, troubleshoot, replacement,  and repair of system as needed
  • Performs such activities associated with outdoor lighting such as, but not limited to: assembling lighting fixtures, running cable, splicing and connecting wires, burying cable, position lamps, replacement and repair of system as needed
  • Provides training and guidance to crew members on technical skills and usage of tools and equipment when directed
  • Complete all assigned work within in the allowable time estimated to complete the work.  Notifies Manager as promptly as possible if there are any changes to the estimated time for completion.
  • Perform snow removal functions in addition to routine grounds maintenance activities as assigned.
  • Responsible for cleaning jobsite after the  job is completed each day
  • Maintains a positive team environment.

Equipment & Tool Use and Care

  • Understand and comply with all company policies and manufacturer procedures for use and care of equipment/tools/parts.
  • Understand the safety risks of each and comply with the safety procedures for use and care.
  • Use and direct other crew members to use personal protective equipment (eye protection, ear protection, appropriate clothing) as requested by the company and as recommended by OSHA standards.  Know the location of first aid kits.
  • Safely operate any assigned equipment and/or tools only after approval has been provided by the Manager.
  • Provide training and supervision to new operators of equipment and tools prior to assigning task
  • Ensure that the maintenance and cleaning of equipment and tools is conducted by self and/or assigned team members in accordance to company policy and manufacturers operating procedures.
  • Ensure the tools and equipment are stored safely on the truck/trailer, properly and kept in clean, good working condition when not in use.   Ensure team members do the same.
  • Ensure proper trucks to trailer hook-up procedures are followed for each use once training and acceptable proficiency is established by the Manager for you and your assigned team members.  Ensure training and supervision for new crew members.
  • Secure unattended equipment and tools on the jobsite at all times.
  • Report immediately to Manager any safety violations, accidents, theft or injuries.

Team Participation, Coaching and Communication

  • Be willing to accept directions from Manager for daily job assignments
  • Be willing to provide training and supervision to any assigned crew members either on a temporary or long-term basis.
  • Provide suggestions for improvements to Manager to help problem-solve any obstacles that delay the service from being completed.
  • Clarify any work instructions that you are uncertain about with your manager or assigned crew members prior to starting the assignment.
  • Be respectful and tolerant of others behavior and views, but bring discrepancy with Company and/or team policy to the attention of the Manager as necessary.
  • Be flexible and willing to shift from one crew to another when needed.
  • Attend all company-related meetings as assigned and ensure that assigned team members are doing the same

Education

  • Minimum High school diploma or equivalent preferred.
  • Demonstrated Irrigation and/or Lighting course work a plus; industry certification a plus
  • Demonstrated knowledge/safe use of irrigation/lighting tools, parts and equipment

Experience

  • A minimum of 2 years irrigation and lighting crew experience required
  • Valid and appropriate driver’s license with an acceptable record may be required for the position
  • Effective supervisory experience a plus

Physical Requirements

  • Employee is frequently required to stand, walk, handle, reach with hands and arms, stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl, talk and hear. Occasionally, employee will sit, climb or balance. The employee must regularly lift and /or move objects up to 50 pounds and occasionally lift and/or move more than 100 pounds. Vision ability includes close vision, distance vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.
  • Employees in this position are regularly exposed to outside weather conditions including extreme cold, heat, wind and rain. Employees are occasionally are exposed to fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and risk of shock. Employees are frequently exposed to moving mechanical parts.

Other Requirements

  • The Irrigation/Lighting Crewperson II must possess a positive “can-do” attitude to meet the daily expectations/goals established by Manager and the company.

Working Conditions

  • Smoke-free office, vehicles and facilities
  • Substance-free workplace
  • Willingness and ability to work 50-60 hours per week during peak season

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