Irrigator II (Agriculture)
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Irrigator with experience in operation of vineyard irrigation systems. Primarily responsible for day-to-day operation and maintenance of drip and sprinkler systems.
Field work including checking lines, cleaning filters, plugging leaks, and replacing drip emitters.
Responsible for the operation of pumps, motors filter systems and control systems.
Checks and maintains levels of water reservoirs and check pond integrity.
Checks and maintains reservoir water quality and controls algae and weeds in and around reservoirs.
Report daily irrigation/fertigation amounts by block
Perform light equipment maintenance as directed
Directly responsible for frost protection systems in coordination with vineyard supervisor/manager. Responsible for monitoring temperatures and activating the frost control systems where applicable.
May perform light repair of sprinkler systems which requires repairing below ground piping.
Start and stop diesel motor engines that pump water through irrigation systems and open/close valves to direct water flow.
Checks irrigation system for consistency in flow and pressure and adjust valves to ensure uniform distribution of water.
Patrols irrigated vineyards on ATV to detect leaks, breaks, weak areas or obstructions and potential damages to the irrigation system.
Purchasing irrigation repair supplies and materials such as pipe, fittings, emitters etc.
Inventory management of irrigation parts.
May perform specialized duties within the vineyard such as pruning, tying, suckering/shoot thinning, weeding, wire movement, leaf and fruit thinning, hand harvest, vineyard layout and irrigation installation.
May also perform various maintenance tasks such as trellis repair, hoeing, drainage repair, and irrigation repair.
May drive tractor, ATV, or utility vehicle or truck to accomplish various vineyard practices such as discing, mowing, suckering/shoot thinning, weeding, wire movement, leaf and fruit thinning, vineyard layout and irrigation installation.
May also include the use of light tools, such as weed eaters, backpack sprayers and chain saws.
Responsible for maintaining straw and diversion methods to control erosion
Responsible for rodent and bird control.
Responsible for compliance with CBI sustainability policies and practices which are economically viable, socially acceptable and environmentally sound. This is done by supporting programs at each location for conservation, energy efficiency, and recycling, which are critical for our operations to achieve tangible environmental results.
Safety-follow safe operating procedures, support safety programs and policies to safeguard personal safety, company property, environmental and team member's safety.
May require the use of a smart phone or tablet for record keeping.
One-year general irrigation experience with drip systems
Knowledge of basic math
Ability to work with standard vineyard equipment using proper safety precautions
Required to use hand tools with sharp edges
Five-years or more experience with drip systems
Building Productive Working Relationships
Quality and Work Standards
Physical Requirements/Work Environment
Must be at least 21 years of age.
Ability to lift up to 50 lbs
Ability to work continuously in a standing and/or seated position for long periods of time
Ability to stand and walk over rough terrain in a predominantly outdoor environment
Requires frequent and repetitive bending
Will be exposed to temperature fluctuations, insects, reptiles, equipment noise, dust, and at times, chemicals and fertilizers
Works in warm/cold climatesWorks in high places
Works on wet surfaces
Is exposed to loud noise, fumes and/or toxic chemicals
Works near moving, mechanical parts and lift truck traffic
Must be able to move up to 55 lbs.
Job TypeFull time
Job AreaOperations and Production
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