Irrigation Technician - Clinton, NC

Location: Clinton, NC
Type of Employment: Full-Time

Department: Irrigation

Reports to: Irrigation Manager

Supervises:  None. (May supervise trainee.)


Job function:

This position is responsible for providing maintenance and repair of irrigation equipment including center pivot irrigation systems, pumps, and motors. This includes providing telephone and on-site support for customers within Central & Eastern North Carolina. Our focus will involve supporting Zimmatic center pivot systems, but will also perform service on existing Valley and Reinke systems as required.

Essential duties:

  • Provide technical support for installation, maintenance, and repair of center pivot irrigation systems
  • Troubleshoot and resolve problems with pivot functionality, pumps, and electrical motors
  • Make decisions on whether a pivot irrigation system can continue to operation or should be repaired/replaced based on best overall value and safety
  • Understand technology such as GPS guidance and variable rate applications
  • Provide customers with prompt and excellent customer service
  • Maintain current product knowledge and technical understanding of Zimmatic pivots and competitive systems
  • Complete all reports and forms required as part of work assignments
  • Track time spent on all projects and materials used in performing the service

 

Skills and Qualifications:

  • Extensive knowledge and background in electrical systems required (Master Electrician preferred)
  • Prior experience as a journeyman electrician or HVAC background preferred ? Knowledge of center pivot irrigation systems, electrical service equipment, pump panels and motors, control circuitry, single & 3 phase power, 120/240, 277/480 volt systems. ? Knowledge in the use of electrical test equipment, volt/ohm meters, wire/fault finders.
  • Knowledge of general preventative maintenance on pivot irrigation systems (tires, control boxes, electrical, etc).
  • Knowledge of variable frequency drives installation and startup
  • Knowledge of pump troubleshooting and installation
  • Knowledge of welding & fabrication
  • Knowledge of circuit troubleshooting and phase electricity
  • Ability to lift up to 75 pounds repeatedly
  • May occasionally be required to work at varying heights
  • Ability to work flexible hours and travel independently to customer locations within Central and Eastern North Carolina (overnight travel is infrequent)
  • Must have a Driver’s license
  • Ability to speak effectively one-on-one with customers

 

Physical demands:

  • Noise levels:  Medium to high.
  • Weight requirements: Lifting up to 75 lbs.
  • Mobility: Squatting, bending, climbing, lifting, reaching, twisting, standing and sitting for long durations of time.
  • Visual: Working with a personal computer, manuals and close detailed work.
  • Driving: Daily; short and long distances.
  • Work environment: Exposure to extreme weather, fumes, airborne particles and moving mechanical parts.
  • Dexterity: Ability to grasp and manipulate parts and tools.

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