University of North Texas - Grounds and Irrigation Technician I

Jul 28, 2017
Institution Type
Four-Year Institution
The Facilities Department at the University of North Texas is seeking to hire an Irrigation Technician to join our team. Responsibilities of the position include, but are not limited to:* Inspect, troubleshoot, repair, and install irrigation pipes, valves, controllers, and pumps. * Monitor campus daily to look for stressed plant material and make necessary repairs and adjustment. * Set up, adjust, and troubleshoot irrigation controllers. * Properly complete daily irrigation inspection reports. * Assist with ice and snow removal operations. * Assist in preparing campus for special events. * Assist in landscape and grounds maintenance including mowing, edging, trimming, weeding, and planting. * Perform other related duties as assigned. * Ability to work as part of a team. * All other duties as assigned.The University of North Texas System is firmly committed to equal opportunity and does not permit - and takes actions to prevent - discrimination, harassment (including sexual violence), and retaliation on the basis of race, color, religion, national origin, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, disability, family status, genetic information, citizenship or veteran status in its application and admission processes, educational programs and activities, facilities, and employment practices. The University of North Texas System immediately investigates and takes remedial action when appropriate. The University of North Texas System also takes actions to prevent retaliation against individuals who oppose a discriminatory practice, file a charge, or testify, assist or participate in an investigative proceeding or hearing. The successful candidate will possess a High school diploma/GED equivalent and one year experience in related maintenance/repair field. Substitution of education for experience allowed. The following knowledge, skills, and abilities are required:* Knowledge of and skill in use of standard tools, equipment, materials, methods, and practices of general maintenance task.* Knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of general maintenance.* Knowledge of blueprints, schematics, and working drawings.* Ability to use basic shop math applications.* Ability to locate and identify problems in appropriate building system or equipment and to plan and execute necessary repairs.* Physical ability to perform moderately heavy physical work which includes lifting and crawling, and to remain outdoors in inclement weather.* Knowledge of appropriate safety and security precautions appropriate to work performed.* Valid driver's license and ability to drive a vehicle, and maintain coverage under University auto insurance policy, if required to drive University vehicles.