An irrigation technician is responsible for the maintenance, repair, and inspection of irrigation equipment and irrigation systems. Job responsibilities of an irrigation technician include the installation of irrigation systems and equipment, demonstrating irrigation equipment to clients, regular maintenance of the irrigation systems and equipment including diagnosing any possible problems or malfunctions, repairing the equipment when needed, testing systems and equipment after repair to ensure good performance, replacing damaged or malfunctioning equipment, ensuring that inventory levels are kept, and following proper health and safety standards.
A high school diploma is required to be an irrigation technician, although some jobs also require an associate's degree in the field. Helpful job skills include active listening, good communication skills, attention to detail, knowledge of systems and equipment, good problem solving skills, ability to think critically, decision-making ability, and ability to think systematically. The future job market outlook for an irrigation technician is good and increasing.