Profession irrigation technician

Irrigation technicians specialise in the installation, maintenance and repair of sprinklers, pipes and other irrigation systems. They operate machinery used for irrigation systems handling, and ensure compliance with environmental standards.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Enterprising
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Water pressure

    Physical laws, qualities and applications of liquid or water pressure.

  • Types of sprinklers

    The different types of installations using water supply for the control and extinguishing of fires. These systems include fast- and standard response sprinklers wet and dry pipe systems, deluge systems, pre-action systems, foam water sprinkler systems, water spray systems, and water mist systems. Their preferred usage cases, advantages and disadvantages.

  • Irrigation systems

    The methods and systems management in irrigation.

Skills

  • Install sprinkler systems

    Install sprinkler systems and adjust the pumps, main feeder and lateral lines, sprinkler heads, valves, PVC pipes, controls, and electronically controlled water sensors.

  • Maintain irrigation systems

    Install irrigation, plumbing and sprinkler systems. Inspect and assess these systems according to agreed time schedules. Identify defects and wear in irrigation systems and arrange repairs.

  • Ensure compliance with environmental legislation

    Monitor activities and perform tasks ensuring compliance with standards involving environmental protection and sustainability, and amend activities in the case of changes in environmental legislation. Ensure that the processes are compliant with environment regulations and best practices.

  • Compute irrigation pressure

    Calculate how much pressure is needed for existing and planned irrigation systems. Include discharge and spray radius specification.

  • Maintain irrigation controllers

    Maintain and program different types of irrigation controllers including mechanical, solar battery, digital and computer controlled systems.

  • Lay pipe installation

    Install the system of pipes used to transport a fluid, be it a liquid or a gas, from one point to aNother and connect it to the fuel and water supply lines, air ducts, and other components.

  • Maintain sprinkler systems

    Repair and replace sprinkler system components: pumps, main feeder and lateral lines, sprinkler heads, valves, PVC pipes, controls, and electronically controlled water sensors. Replace low voltage wiring. Oversee sprinkler system maintenance.

  • Install irrigation systems

    Install and shift irrigation systems to distribute water according to needs.

  • Keep competences about irrigation systems up-to-date

    Keep up to date with trends in irrigation systems. Review publications, and attending lectures and conferences. Cooperate with others in developing and revising overall grounds planning and the grounds handbook.

Optional knowledge and skills

fire prevention procedures fire safety regulations perform water testing procedures follow water supply schedule monitor water quality measure water flow organise irrigation water policies develop irrigation strategies inspect fire equipment water reuse