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Job title: Irrigation Lead Technician
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Job location: West Chicago, IL  60185 United States
Requisition code:
Date posted: 03/20/2017
Job type: Full-Time
Job Category:Irrigation
Lawn Care
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Job Description

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Irrigation Lead Technician will work for The Gardens at Ball and Grounds Department as well as the R&D Greenhouses, operating, maintaining and installing all of our irrigation system needs.

Essential Functions: Irrigation Lead Technician:

1. Understand and operate a complex outdoor irrigation system
2. Possess familiarity with tools, parts, and maps associated with landscape irrigation systems and the knowledge of a low voltage irrigation electrical system
3. Troubleshoot, repair and address any and all irrigation issues, gardens, grounds, greenhouse
4. Perform repair and maintenance to the irrigation system/manage outside vendors when necessary
5. Possess familiarity with Drip tape, inline drip irrigation as well as individual emitters for container watering
6. Perform other duties upon managers request
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Job Requirements

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1. Ability to manage, direct, and oversee grounds personnel and projects, within budgets
2. The ability to conceptualize and communicate projects, purchase, and fulfill to completion.
3. Ability to operate mechanical equipment and machinery
4. Minimum of three years of irrigation work experience is a must
5. High School graduate or equivalent, Associates Degree is a plus
6. Familiarity with irrigation controllers and their programming
7. Ability to work overtime on short notice
8. Work well as part of a team
9. English reading and writing skills required

Physical Requirements

1. Ability to lift/carry 50+ pounds
2. Must be able to stand as well as be comfortable crouching for extended periods of time
3. Physical mobility to reach, bend and stoop
4. Must have the ability to work in extreme weather conditions

Scope of Responsibility

Staff: This position will have Tech II and Tech I grounds personnel reporting
Budgets: This position has the will work within budgetary guidelines for projects and personnel
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