Job Information

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


Open Date 08/29/2023

Requisition Number PRN36243B

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 – Friday, 6:00 a.m. – 2:30 p.m.

VP Area President

Department 01746 - Landscape

Location Campus

City Salt Lake City, UT

Type of Recruitment External Posting

Pay Rate Range $19.00 - $25.78

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.



This job description has been designed to indicate the general nature and level of work performed by employees within this classification. It 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.

Job Responsibilities

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

Problem Solving

This position requires that the incumbent periodically work irregular hours on special assignments and sometimes during adverse weather conditions (i.e. weekends, day or night, or as scheduled for campus events).

Minimum Qualifications

Three years previous experience as a Ground Sprinkler Operator or equivalency (one year of education can be substituted for two years of related work experience); 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.


Type Benefited Staff

Special Instructions Summary

Additional Information

The University of Utah values candidates who have experience working in settings with students from diverse backgrounds and possess a strong commitment to improving access to higher education for historically underrepresented students.

Individuals from historically underrepresented groups, such as minorities, women, qualified persons with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply. Veterans’ preference is extended to qualified applicants, upon request and consistent with University policy and Utah state law. Upon request, reasonable accommodations in the application process will be provided to individuals with disabilities.

The University of Utah is an Affirmative Action/Equal Opportunity employer and does not discriminate based upon race, ethnicity, color, religion, national origin, age, disability, sex, sexual orientation, gender, gender identity, gender expression, pregnancy, pregnancy-related conditions, genetic information, or protected veteran’s status. The University does not discriminate on the basis of sex in the education program or activity that it operates, as required by Title IX and 34 CFR part 106. The requirement not to discriminate in education programs or activities extends to admission and employment. Inquiries about the application of Title IX and its regulations may be referred to the Title IX Coordinator, to the Department of Education, Office for Civil Rights, or both.

To request a reasonable accommodation for a disability or if you or someone you know has experienced discrimination or sexual misconduct including sexual harassment, you may contact the Director/Title IX Coordinator in the Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action:

Director/ Title IX Coordinator

Office of Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action ( OEO /AA)

383 University Street, Level 1 OEO Suite

Salt Lake City, UT 84112


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The University is a participating employer with Utah Retirement Systems (“URS”). Eligible new hires with prior URS service, may elect to enroll in URS if they make the election before they become eligible for retirement (usually the first day of work). Contact Human Resources at (801) 581-7447 for information. Individuals who previously retired and are receiving monthly retirement benefits from URS are subject to URS’ post-retirement rules and restrictions. Please contact Utah Retirement Systems at (801) 366-7770 or (800) 695-4877 or University Human Resource Management at (801) 581-7447 if you have questions regarding the post-retirement rules.

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