University of Utah Landscape Irrigation Technician in Salt Lake City, Utah


Open Date 06/19/2018

Requisition Number PRN17552B

Job Title Landscape Irrigation Technician

Working Title Landscape Irrigation Technician

Job Grade C

FLSA Code Nonexempt

Patient Sensitive Job Code? No

Standard Hours per Week 40

Full Time or Part Time? Full Time

Shift Day

Work Schedule Summary

Monday thru Friday 6:00am to 2:30pm (some on call, overtime & weekends)

VP Area President

Department 01741 - CORE SUPPORT

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range 14.42 to 18.00

Close Date

Open Until Filled Yes

Job Summary

Constructs, assembles, checks, repairs and maintains the sprinkler piping system in order to provide adequate and satisfactory irrigation schedules and facilities to accomplish the watering for the University campus.


Checks and cleans the various pipes and equipment related to the sprinkler system. Installs pipes, valves and related equipment, using a variety of plumbing hand and power tools, by measuring, cutting and threading the various pipes. Repairs malfunctions by determining the cause of the malfunction and making the necessary repairs. Repairs and makes minor adjustments to the time clocks which control and regulate the intervals between each watering. Controls the watering schedule by manually setting and operating the time clocks. Salvages, repairs and reconditions sprinkler piping equipment including valves and sprinkler heads. Corrects and up dates the sprinkler piping system maps by drafting scale based diagrams as changes occur to the system.

This job description is not designed to contain or be interpreted as a comprehensive inventory of all duties, responsibilities and qualifications required of employees assigned to the job.

Minimum Qualifications

Three years previous experience as a Ground Sprinkler Operator or equivalency; demonstrated communications skills; and a commitment to providing excellent customer service required. Completion of an approved apprenticeship program is preferred.

Applicants must demonstrate the potential ability to perform the essential functions of the job as outlined in the position description.


A valid driver’s license is required.

As a member of the Facilities Management team, you will enjoy working in a stable Higher Education environment with plenty of opportunities to apply what you know while learning new skills. The University of Utah offers an excellent pay and benefits package, including affordable health care available on your start date, generous sick and vacation pay accrual, cell phone reimbursement, and a freeUTATRAX/bus pass.

Do you have excellent customer service and problem solving skills? Would you like to be challenged to take individual initiative in an environment that rewards your efforts with career growth opportunities? Many of the roles on the University of Utah’s Facilities Management Team are casual dress, tools are provided, and you’ll be working on resolving issues with experienced and knowledgeable team members who will help you build on the skills you bring to the team. Apply today!

Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and is committed to diversity in its workforce. In compliance with applicable federal and state laws, University of Utah policy of equal employment opportunity prohibits discrimination on the basis of race or ethnicity, religion, color, national origin, sex, age, sexual orientation, gender identity/expression, veteran’s status, status as a qualified person with a disability, or genetic information. Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities, and protected veterans are strongly encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law.

To inquire about this posting, email: or call 801-581-2300. Reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to qualified individuals with disabilities. To request an accommodation or for further information about University AA/EO policies, please contact the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action, 201 S. Presidents Cr., Rm 135, (801) 581-8365 (V/ TDD ), email: .

The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). To be eligible for retirement contributions, you must be hired into a benefit-eligible position. Certain new hires are automatically assigned to the URS retirement plan and other employees with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in the URS within 30 days of hire. Regardless of whether they are hired into a benefit-eligible position or not, individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS must notify the Benefits Department upon hire. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801)366-7770 or (800)695-4877 or the University’s Benefits Department at (801)581-7447 for information.

This position may require the successful completion of a criminal background check and/or drug screen.