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Irrigation Technician

Company: Driscoll Strawberry Associates, Inc
Location: Watsonville
Posted on: June 6, 2021

Job Description:

About the Opportunity

This position will report to the Technical Grower. The focus of this position will be irrigation and fertility applications including installation and repair of the irrigation system. Other tasks may include but not limited to lysimeter tracking, fertilizer mixing/application, material ordering, monitoring overall plant health, soil sampling, pest trap counts, assist with special projects, etc.)

Responsibilities

* Work with technical grower for irrigation strategy and timing. Responsible for accurate execution of irrigation applications
* Work with technical grower to develop fertility program. Responsible for accurate execution of fertilizer applications
* Routinely clean and maintain irrigation system and injection equipment (filters, valves, leaks, flushing tape, checking pressure/drip tape during applications, etc.)
* Under direction of the Technical Grower lead installation/removal of irrigation systems as needed
* Monitor and maintain fertilizer inventory. Work with technical grower to order fertilizer when necessary
* Assist the Technical Grower with oversight and execution during special project design, installation, and daily/weekly management of such projects.
* Maintains a safe and professional work environment by complying with all Driscoll's policies and trainings in pesticide application, irrigation, safety, etc.
* Ensures the security of all Driscoll's proprietary and confidential information.
* Performs other duties as assigned, related to agricultural operations. Including but not limited to: soil sampling, lysimeter sampling, pH and EC monitoring, pest trap counts, etc.
* This job description is intended to describe the general nature of work performed by employees in this job. It is not an exhaustive list of all the job's responsibilities at Driscoll's

This position may be asked to work with multiple berry types as well as multiple test plot sites. This position may be asked to assist the farming team with many different tasks as needed.

Candidate Profile

* Ability to work well with supervisors and employees at a ranch level.
* Ability to work independently.
* Must be punctual and arrive to work at the scheduled hour.
* Ability to work flexible hours including early mornings, evenings and weekends as needed.
* Must be able to work in a field setting that requires being in a standing position for an extended period of time with frequent bending.
* Bilingual (Spanish/English) preferred but not required
* Irrigation/fertilizer application experience.
* Experience with basic repair and installation of irrigation systems.
* Ability to calculate simple conversions ex: pints to gallons, pounds to ounces, feet to meters, etc.
* Ability to read work orders and accurately interpret application rates
* Adheres to company values and mission.
* Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
* Must have valid Driver License.

Keywords: Driscoll Strawberry Associates, Inc, Watsonville , Irrigation Technician, Other , Watsonville, California

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