Irrigation Technician 1 @ Vistancia, Landscape Operations

J.F. Shea Peoria, AZ

As a member of the Landscape Maintenance Team, the Irrigation Technician 1 position is responsible for the system components and watering schedules on landscaped areas within the community. This is a mid-level position that accepts direction from the Foreman, Irrigation Manager and Irrigation Technician 2, and Superintendents.


* Responsible for the system components and watering schedules on landscaped areas within the community.

* Follow directions and perform tasks under the supervision of the Foreman, Irrigation Manager, and Superintendents. Cooperate and assist team members; contribute to the completion of daily tasks.

* Be proactive in anticipating water requirements, according to weather and plant needs.

* Work in a safe manner and use all personal protective equipment (safety gear) assigned.

* Be aware of safety requirements and report unsafe conditions or accidents to supervisor.

* Communicate daily with supervisors to report challenges about work tasks, concerns about the landscape, or maintenance suggestions to improve efficiency.

* Collect water meter readings and maintain a log of readings.

* Identify and correct irrigation performance problems, monitor equipment to ensure it is in working order and promptly communicate repair needs to a supervisor.

* Maintain up-to-date as-built documents, maps, and databases.

* Perform daily vehicle refueling and reloading of materials and vehicle inspection as directed by supervisor.

* Accurately complete all daily and weekly work logs and repair reports.

* Conduct end-of-day review and prepare next days' tasks with supervisor.

* May occasionally be requested to work overtime or during the weekend to assist during special events when extra labor is required (i.e. weddings, tours, openings, etc.).

* Other duties and responsibilities may be assigned.


* Must be highly customer oriented and responsive with high need for closure.

* Able to work under pressure and balance multiple priorities and assignments.

* Strong team-building skills, including the ability to lead, cooperate, and motivate.

* Must be a role model and able to live our BlueStar core values:

* Honesty and Integrity

* Respect for the Individual

* Teamwork

* Competitive Spirit


* High School diploma or equivalent preferred.

* Six months to two years' irrigation experience preferred.

* Certifications a plus.

* Document a comprehensive knowledge of landscape maintenance with references and work history.

* Thourough knowledge of native and desert-adapted plants, trimming, and water needs.

* Basic knowledge of irrigation components, precipitation rates, and scheduling; ability to manually operate irrigation timers and perform minor irrigation repairs to drip and spray systems.

* Ability to operate irrigation timers and perform minor irrigation repairs to drip and spray systems.

* Ability to communicate effectively with team members and supervisors about job tasks and responsibilities.Contribute to a productive work environment by maintaining a good attitude with coworkers and the public.

* Ability to calculate figures and amounts, such as calibration rates, proportions, percentages, and volume.

* Ability to work independently.

* Willingness to learn new skills.

* Must be willing to accept responsibility for tasks, actions, and decisions; ability to make good decisions based on sound judgement.

* Must be able to consistently achieve high work standards; attention to detail, accuracy and timeliness a must.

* Dependable, self-motivated, and hard working.

* Valid driver's license may be required to operate some vehicles.


This position works in an outdoor environment.

* There may be frequent exposure to moving mechanical parts and outdoor weather conditions.

* Outdoor environments may require parking and working in residential areas.Obstacles include, but are not limited to, pedestrians and city street traffic, walking while carrying equipment or driving a vehicle on property pathways or variable terrain, water, plants and the natural landscape. The employee may be exposed to hazards including, but not limited to, cuts, slipping, tripping, and falls.

* The employee is occasionally exposed to Arizona desert wildlife such as snakes, scorpions, spiders, bobcats, javelinas, etc.

* There may be occasional exposure to precarious places, fumes or airborne particles, toxic or caustic chemicals, and vibration.

* The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate, but can vary depending on the equipment or machines used.

* Employees are required to wear all assigned personal protective equipment.


The physical demands described here are representative of those an employee encounters while performing the essential functions of this job.

* This position may be very active and may require standing and walking for the duration of a shift, sitting and driving, lifting, pushing, digging, bending, kneeling, stooping, crouching, crawling, climbing, using hands to fingers, touching and holding, and reaching with hands and arms; regularly required to speak and hear.

* The employee must be able to lift and/or move items up to 50 pounds.

* Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.