Irrigation Specialist Jobs
Irrigation Specialist Overview
Irrigation Specialists contribute to design, installation and implementation of sprinkler systems on both residential and commercial properties. Also known as Irrigation Technicians or Grounds Maintenance Workers, the job is often hands-on with piping installations underground. Specialists may also take on a more abstract position when considering landscaping contours for proper drainage and safe piping installation standards. Workers can work on new construction sites or on repairing older sprinkler systems including nozzle replacements and adjustments. Work hours are normally full-time, moving between job sites throughout the day. There is often little office time for these roaming specialists.
Irrigation Specialist Education Requirements
Unless an employer is looking for an inexperienced candidate to teach from scratch, similar to an apprentice, most Irrigation Specialists need a two-year degree or certificate from a landscaping program. Typically offered by trade and community colleges, potential Specialists learn about landscaping science, from soil aspects to sprinkler installations. With irrigation science solidified in their minds, candidates are able to apply their knowledge in real-world scenarios. Once hired, textbook applications are enhanced with work experience, making the specialist even more valuable in the hiring pool.
Irrigation Specialist Job Market
According to recent statistics, a 13 percent growth rate is expected in this profession between 2012 and 2022. With environmental concerns as a top priority, more businesses and homeowners see landscaping as a way to naturally cool a building and add oxygen to the air. Irrigation specialists are crucial for dry areas where rainfall can't be depended on for healthy plant growth. Sprinkler systems that conserve water are highly coveted, allowing irrigation specialists to apply their knowledge to an important niche. They can even branch out to other gardening or landscaping positions, such as Horticulturists and Greenhouse Workers.
Irrigation Specialist Salary
Although general Grounds Maintenance Workers make around $23,000 a year, Irrigation Specialists, who concentrate on sprinkler and landscape science, can earn between $55,000 and $59,000 a year, depending on the company. Schooling and experience make a difference in this industry. With more knowledge comes better pay.
Irrigation Technician SUMMARY Performs a variety of semi-skilled tasks in the installation, troubleshooting, and maintenance of irrigation equipment, irrigation systems and small pumps, and performs related duties as assigned. PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITES Assists in the installation, troubleshooting and maintenance of simple and moderately complex irrigation systems. Installs irrigation timers. I...
Irrigation Technician Education: high school graduate or equivalent Experience: 1-2 years Requirements: The irrigation specialist, under the supervision of a senior superintendent, is responsible for the programming, operation, and maintenance, of irrigation system(s). Duties include operating irrigation heads in dry areas needing additional water; making repairs to the irrigation system, pipes...
IRRIGATION TECHNICIAN GREENLEAF SERVICES, INC. RECUITING APPLICANTS TO JOIN OUR TEAM If you are looking for a career where pride, compassion and honoring our American Heroes is a typical day at the office, thenWE WANT YOU! Description: Greenleaf Services, Inc. is seekinga qualified and professional individual to oversee and maintain the irrigation system throughout the grounds of Arlington Na...
Tracy Unified School District Tracy, CA, 95376
Minimum Requirements: One Tracy Unified School District application and two letters of recommendation PER JOB POSTING. Other documents such as cover letter, resume, transcripts, certifications can be included. If you are a current employee of TUSD and currently hold the exact same job title as this job posting, and have completed five (5) months of the probationary period, you may apply for a tran...
Lindsay Corporation Fresno, CA, 93707
Innovation. Convenience. Selling Control in the Palm of Your Hand! WANTED: Territory Manager / Sales Specialist...
City of Austin, TX Austin, TX, 78719
Graduation from high school or equivalent, plus three (3) years experience in installing and maintaining irrigation systems. Licenses or Certifications: Texas Class C Driver’s License Texas Landscape Irrigator’s License Backflow Prevention Assembly Tester License, or the ability to obtain within ninety (90) days of employment...
Atlantic Tractor Pocomoke City, MD, 21851
Purpose: Performs basic diagnositcs, service repairs and maintenance work on customer and/or dealer owned irrigation systems. This position may require some direction or guidance from the Service Manager, Irrigation Specialist or senior technicians. Responsibilities: * Performs basic diagnostics and repairs on agriculture irrigation systems * Participates in Valley Irrigation training programs...
Valley Crest Houston, TX, 77020
WHERE CAREERS IN NATURE BLOOM. ValleyCrest Landscape Development, the nation's largest landscape and site construction company, has made the visions of the most prominent developers, landscape architects, general contractors, homeowners and public agencies a reality. We blend art and science with skill and teamwork to create landscapes of lasting beauty and value. Join the team with a storied hist...
Step 7 Columbia County, NY, NY
Busy Irrigation specialist is searching for dedicated, reliable, enthusiastic, local person for seasonal installation-service work. Receive on the job training. Pay is based on experience and skill. There is an opportunity for advancement in the future. Good standing driver's license, transportation, and physical labor required....
ULTRA Professional Outdoor Services is a growing full service landscape & snow management company, servicing all of Southeastern Michigan.Our 2 acre facility is conveniently located in Auburn Hills, off I-75 near University Drive. We are consistently growing and are always looking for people interested in joining our team of professionals.We are a career orientated company who offers year-round em...
CyberCoders Matching Great People with Great Companies Learn more about CyberCoders Apply Maintenance Technician - HVAC Specialist Arcadia, CA Full-Time $40,000 - $55,000 Apply Apply Maintenance Technician - HVAC Specialist Arcadia, CA Full-Time $40,000 - $55,000 Apply Job Details We are a national Real Estate Investment Trust with a portfolio of medical office properties throughout ...
Agronomist – Ag Technology Specialist RedHen Turf Farm is a diverse farm operation in northern Indiana and southwestern Michigan. We specialize in growing quality seed corn, tomatoes, turf and grain. Located in New Carlisle, Indiana, we combine deep roots with progressive, forward-thinking business practices. We focus on superior customer service and providing value to all of our customers. Our o...
Overview: The Cultivation Specialist is responsible for assisting with operating the cultivation facility to meet company targets and policies. He/she will aim to maximize crop yield and potency, while minimizing costs and ensuring compliance with all relevant Massachusetts “Medical Use of Marijuana” program regulations. Key Duties and Responsibilities: · Inspect facilities and equipment for si...
Salary : Commensurate Pay Basis : Monthly Job/NOV Number : 07848 Security Sensitive Position : No Primary Duties: Implement an innovative extension/applied research program focusing on irrigation and water resource management, with emphasis on the needs of agricultural producers and groundwater conservation districts in the Northern High Plains of Texas. Responsible for development an...
JOB PURPOSE Under general supervision, perform landscape maintenance tasks requiring moderately advanced skills and knowledge in a variety of disciplines including landscape irrigation, ornamentals and turf grass. JOB FUNCTIONS OPERATE EQUIPMENT Operate all types of landscape and heavy equipment for grounds maintenance and improvements. E/30% INSTALL LANDSCAPE Install landscape plantings fro...
City of Santa Monica, CA Santa Monica, CA, 90405
Job Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions Conducts conservation and compliance audits and inspections of residential and commercial property. Installs and inspects conservation devices. Provides information and advice to the public regarding water efficiency programs. Assists in developing and implementing the City’s Sustainable City Plan regarding water resources, including water conservatio...
Tacoma Community College Tacoma, WA, 98402
Position Summary Benefits Supplemental Questions Perform skilled gardening tasks requiring knowledge of cultivation and maintenance of trees, lawns and ornamental plants. Responsibilities include testing soils, pruning, transplanting plant materials and applying chemicals. This position maintains the grounds on the Tacoma and Gig Harbor campuses. This position reports to the Director of Facilit...
1. JOB PURPOSE Under general supervision perform landscape maintenance tasks requiring moderately advanced skills and knowledge in a variety of disciplines including landscape irrigation, ornamentals and turf grass. Assist with supervision as needed. 2. JOB FUNCTIONS OPERATE 1. Operate all types of landscape and heavy equipment for grounds maintenance and improvements E/30% TRAIN 2. Train em...
JOB PURPOSE: This position works with supervisor of athletic grounds in performing all duties required for the maintenance of all athletic grounds and fields. JOB FUNCTIONS: Daily operates equipment associated with the maintenance of the athletic grounds and fields at Clemson University. This also includes the Clemson University club sports fields and intramural fields. Complex motorized equipm...
1. JOB PURPOSE Under general supervision, performs landscape maintenance tasks requiring moderately advanced skills and knowledge in a variety of disciplines including landscape irrigation, ornamentals and turf grass. 2. JOB FUNCTIONS GROUNDS MAINTENANCE Operate all types of landscape and heavy equipment for grounds maintenance and improvements. E/35% PLANT PRUNING/RESTORATION Prune damaged ...
Get new jobs by email for this search
We'll keep looking and send you new jobs that match this search.
Upload your resume and let employers find you!
It's that simple!
Agriculture and Fishing Career Tools
$20,800.00 - $54,000.00
Typical Salary for Irrigation Specialist
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool
Education / Training
Some College Coursework Completed
Source: Monster.com Careerbenchmarking Tool
Uses tools for artificial application of water to the soil usually for assisting in growing crops
Rate of Growth
Size of Industry in 2006:
Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics, May 2006
Attention to Detail
General Consulting Skills
Popular Irrigation Specialist Articles
Engineers of all specialties are in demand. Explore careers in the engineering industry and search for engineering jobs now.