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Irrigation Manager

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Job Title: Irrigation Manager
Location: Mountain Home, ID, West United States, USA
Company: Oregon Potato Company
Industry Sector: Agribusiness
Industry Type: Crop Production
Career Type: Operations
Job Type: Full Time
Minimum Years Experience Required: 5
Salary: 50,000
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The Irrigation Manager works with the Farm Manager to effectively manage and optimize irrigation of fields of various crops.

Essential Functions:

  • Maintain a record of and execute the irrigation schedule as efficiently as possible.
  • Maintain irrigation equipment, repairing as needed and alerting the irrigation manager of major malfunctions.
  • Assist irrigation manager in maintaining proper moisture levels at all times by verifying:
  • All irrigation systems are installed in a way that hold the irrigation pattern described in the irrigation plan.
  • All planted areas have proper coverage, including the overlap, for optimum germination and growth.
  • Sprinkler units, metering devices and pressure gauges on the system are functional.
  • Use and maintain all personal protection equipment (PPE) recommended for each work situation.
  • Collect and record data as required for Federal, State, and Company reports.
  • Start chemigation on prescribed schedules.
  • Assist with winter time capital improvement projects such as pipeline installations, electrical/communications installations, replacement pivots, and facility modifications.
  • Provide input to Irrigation Manager for long term planning.
  • Mentor less experienced members of the irrigation team.
  • Exercise respect and professionalism when working with land owners and other staff.
  • Take on other tasks and responsibilities, as needed.
  • Operate pumps, booster pumps and pivots to minimize water hammer, avoid low/high pressure failures, and maximize efficiency.
  • Perform pump and pivot maintenance as well as winter preventative irrigation system maintenance.


Desired Qualifications

  • 6+ years’ experience working with farm equipment and crop production.
  • 10+ years’ experience with irrigation programs including center pivot irrigation.
  • Previous experience working with potatoes, onions or other specialty crops.
  • A valid PAC (Private Applicator Certificate) or the ability to obtain one, as well as other relevant pesticide application certificates.
  • Electrical knowledge sufficient to troubleshoot and repair center pivot irrigation and chemigation equipment.
  • Proficiency in operating electronic devices as they relate to irrigation telemetry control.
  • Previous experience with hydraulic valves and pilot systems for pressure regulation, pressure sustaining, flow control and on/off configurations.
  • A strong work-ethic, and a can-do attitude.
  • Solid problem-solving skills and a desire to be in a self-directed role.
  • The ability to prioritize and re-prioritize, as needed in an ever-changing environment.
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Job Post Date: 04/25/19
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