Irrigation Mechanic

Job Description

Under the general supervision of the Department Manager and the Supervisor, incumbent is responsible for providing support to properties managed by UCLA Housing & Hospitality Services. The incumbent performs a wide range of duties to provide support and maintenance to the Housing & Hospitality Services properties irrigation systems. Assist in work project preparation such as gathering and delivering materials, tools and equipment to job sites. Perform a variety of skilled and semi-skilled irrigation duties including planning, installing, altering, maintaining and adjusting manual and automatic irrigation systems and related equipment including controllers. Work towards achieving the Department’s goal of providing timely efficient and cost effective irrigation service.

Job Qualifications

Working knowledge of the tools, materials, equipment, and procedures related to installation and repair of manual and automatic irrigation systems, as well as knowledge of water management principles and water conservation practices.
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Ability to maintain, repair, install and/or alter various types of irrigations systems.
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Ability to read, interpret and understand technical language in landscape irrigation specifications and plans.
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Ability to properly and safely operate related hand and power as well as power driven equipment such as trencher, skip loader.
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Ability to establish and maintain cooperative working relationships with peers, subordinates, supervisors, administrators, customers, visitors and outside agencies.
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Oral communication skills to obtain or convey clear, concise and grammatically correct information.
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Ability to write standard English text using correct grammar and spelling to complete reports, forms and work orders that are accurate and easy to comprehend.
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Skill in reading standard English text in order to follow through on written orders and carry out assignments.
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Skill in performing mathematical calculations to determine square footage of surfaces and areas for trenching, water management principles and water conservation.
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Ability to perform effectively under conditions of fluctuating workload, frequent interruptions and/or distractions, deadlines or emergency repairs.
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Ability to work independently and follow through on assignments.
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Minimum of 6 years of irrigation work in a commercial and maintenance environment.
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Ability to stand, crawl, walk and stoop; push and pull objects, lift or lower objects up to 50lbs. Ability to push and pull, lift or lower objects weighing up to 100lbs. with assistance. Ability to work outdoors, in wet or humid weather, and in fluctuating and /or extreme temperatures. Ability to work under adverse situations and conditions, e.g., dirty, noisy, etc.
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Working knowledge of standard safe work practices.
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Ability to respond to off-hour emergencies and overtime as required. Ability to work weekends as required.
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Must possess and maintain a valid California Driver’s License, Class C. Ability to drive a truck or other light vehicle in the course of duties.
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Capable of distinguishing different colors.
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