Irrigation Technician

The Irrigation Technician, under the supervision of the Assistant Superintendent, is responsible for the programming, operation, repair, and maintenance of the golf course’s irrigation system.

Provide a guest experience of outstanding quality

  • Waters all golf course turf as needed with input from the Assistant Superintendent.
  • Meets with Superintendent and Assistant Superintendent for daily communication.
  • Monitors weather conditions and adjust watering programs accordingly.
  • Keeps records of rainfall totals and watering cycles.
  • Repair the irrigation system, heads, and pipes as needed.
  • Maintains inventory and ordering of irrigation system parts and supplies.
  • Evaluates and edit watering programs in the irrigation software as needed.

Educate our diverse audience about the natural world

  • Keep up to date on conservation & naturalization efforts and changes to the wildlife inventory.
  • Be ready to answer the questions of our park guests and golfers and inform them of our efforts regarding conservation and the Audubon International Sanctuary program.

Preserve native Louisiana habitats

  • Maintains a low pressure irrigation system for landscaping with focus on native vegetation.
  • Assist in project work including drainage, irrigation, construction, repair, and naturalized habitat protection.
  • Be aware of naturalized areas and avoid disturbing them with equipment.

Desired Skills

Experience: Two year’s experience in irrigation systems, plumbing, landscaping, or other related field.

Education: High School Diploma

Licensure/Certification: Louisiana Driver’s License

Machinery/Tools/Equipment Requirements:

  • Must have the ability to utilize all manner of hand equipment and self propelled machinery within the scope of golf maintenance.
  • Must have the ability to use mobile devices, computer, fax, scanner, phone, and copy machine.
  • Working knowledge of basic electrical wiring and hydraulic systems related to irrigation.
  • Working knowledge of various water pumps and pumping systems.

Physical Requirements:

  • Active Work: exerting up to 50 pounds of force occasionally, or a necessary amount of force frequently to lift, carry, push, pull, or otherwise move objects, including the human body. May involve walking or standing for extended periods of time.
  • Sitting or standing, bending, stooping, and the ability to carry items weighing up to 80 pounds.
  • Constant adequate range of motion and mobility required.
  • Regular near acuity with clarity of vision at 20 inches or less required.
  • Typical ability to collect and analyze numerical and written data and verbal information to reach logical conclusions and ability to determine the time, place and sequence of operations or actions required.
  • Regular talking and the ability to express and exchange ideas by means of language expected.
  • Regular hearing and the ability to perceive the nature of sounds.
  • Constant ability to read, record, or type data quickly and accurately required.

Environmental/Working Conditions:

  • Working long hours between breaks or meals required.
  • Ability to work holidays, weekends, early morning shifts and overtime as required.
  • Will be manager every 3rd weekend.
  • Ability to work under and handle stress in an appropriate manner required.
  • May be exposed to high noise intensity.
  • Constant contact with co-workers required.
  • Affinity for animals preferred.
  • Exposure to fluctuations in temperatures
  • Exposure to outdoor conditions
  • Exposure to exhaust fumes for short periods of time.

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