Irrigation Service Technician

Job Number: 2016-3882

Permanent   |  Waterdown, Ontario   |  Posted on Nov 25, 2016 ← Back

We pay overtime & statutory holidays!


With our open, family atmosphere and culture of trust, accountability and learning, we empower our staff members to excel and to build their careers with us. The result is quality workmanship, clients and properties treated with respect, community involvement and a great place to work.


The Irrigation Service Technician has knowledge of all aspects of the underground sprinkler systems.  The Technician is required to install, repair and troubleshoot any and all underground lawn sprinkler systems.  The Technician works with minimal supervision.


Essential Duties & Responsibilities (not limited to):

  • Assists in interacting with clients by way of introductions at the beginning of a job, answering any questions, responding to client requests, making reasonable changes to the plan, and providing a walk-through at the job’s completion. Also, ensures that job is completed in the most time-efficient manner.
  • Assists in completing the necessary paperwork including timesheets, work orders, change orders and completing a material list for each job assigned.
  • Reads Irrigation/landscaping plans, must be able to review and implement plans with each team member.
  • Operates vehicle and trailer combinations
  • Operates a variety of mechanical equipment - including but not limited to; trencher, skid steers, Dingo, sod cutters, and drills and any other mechanical equipment required to complete the job assigned.
  • Maintains a clean and safe work environment, including work site and equipment.
  • Maintains assigned equipment and notifies Water Management Specialist of needed repairs
  • All Gelderman Landscape Services employees are responsible for their own safety and safety of others



  • Load and unload work trucks and trailers
  • Discuss & organize daily plan with Water Management Specialist
  • Attend biweekly tailgate session
  • Ensure that the proper equipment is safely loaded on your truck and trailer



  • Completion of a post-secondary program in irrigation or a related field is preferred
  • Demonstrated ability to perform all tasks associated with irrigation
  • Demonstrated ability to operate all irrigation equipment 
  • Proven ability to communicate with staff and customers in a professional and confidential manner
  • A self-directed and results oriented individual who shows initiative, is assertive and confident
  • Excellent organizational and time management skills
  • Flexible and adaptable with demonstrated ability to multi-task
  • Capable of working effectively as a team member or independently with minimal supervision
  • Possesses a valid G Drivers Licence
  • Willing and capable of obtaining related training, licences and/or certifications as may be required
  • CPR and First Aid is preferred or willingness to obtain as requested
  • Willing to learn and develop professionally with a busy and growth oriented company
  • Due to the nature of the work pre-employment background screening is required such as driver abstract


Working Conditions:

  • Work occurs mainly on-site on customer property, in the company storage sheds or in a casual  office environment
  • Work may occur under extreme weather conditions
  • Position is physically demanding with regular lifting (up to 50 lbs), pulling and pushing (up to 150 lbs)
  • Must be capable of work in various positions such as kneeling, squatting, bending, stooping, reaching, and standing for extended periods of time
  • Driving on a daily basis is required

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Job summary


Gelderman Landscape Services

Job Type



Waterdown, Ontario

Start Date

Apr 10, 2017

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