Horticulture Irrigation Technician

Horticulture Irrigation Technician

Memphis Zoo //
Memphis, TN //
Apply by: April 30, 2024

Horticulture Irrigation Technician

The Horticulture Irrigation Technician is responsible for the daily operations of the irrigation department that includes all irrigation on zoo grounds and greenhouses. Duties include, but are not limited to, maintaining, repairing, upgrading existing systems, and designing new systems in conjunction with the Horticulture Manager.

Essential Functions
Maintenance of Zoo irrigation systems.
Repairing damage to Zoo irrigation systems.
Designing and/or upgrading systems as needed for new plantings, exhibits, animal welfare, etc.
Daily updates to Horticulture Manager about progress, completion, or new work orders.
Point of contact for Irrigation tasks.
Maintains inventory of tools and supplies.
Complies with company safety policy.
Ensures a positive guest experience by communicating with guests in a professional and courteous manner.

Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job, the employee frequently works in outside weather conditions. The employee is occasionally exposed to hot, cold, wet and/or humid conditions, fumes or airborne particles, chemicals, and vibrations. The noise level in the work environment can be moderately loud when on Zoo grounds. The employee may be required to be near animals.

Physical Demands
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is constantly required to use hands and fingers to feel, handle or operate objects, tools, or controls; and reach with hands and arms. The employee is occasionally required to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, sit, crawl, and walk. The employee must occasionally lift and/or move up to 50 pounds. Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, color vision, and the ability to adjust focus.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.

Position Type/Expected Hours of Work
This is a full-time, 40-hour per week position.
Shifts: Sunday – Thursday OR Tuesday – Saturday

Minimum of 2 years of experience working with irrigation systems
Valid Driver’s License
Proof of Current Auto Insurance
Must have a clean driving record
Must be able to pass Drug Screening
Must pass a Background Screening

Preferred Requirements
Rainbird Training
CIT and/or CID Certification

$17.00 per hour
All Zoo Employee Benefits
All Full-Time Zoo Employee Benefits

Reporting Structure
Reports to Horticulture Manager

Please note that this job description is not exhaustive and additional duties may be assigned, or existing duties may be modified, at any time to meet the needs of the organization.

Memphis Zoo is a drug free workplace. All offers of employment are contingent upon the successful completion of a pre-employment drug screening and background check.

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I certify that the information provided on this application is truthful and accurate. I understand that providing false or misleading information will be a basis for rejection of my application, or if employment commences, immediate termination.
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If an employment relationship is created, I understand that unless I am offered a specific written contract of employment signed on behalf of the organization by its CEO, the employment relationship will be “at-will”. In other words, the relationship will be entirely voluntary in nature, and either I or my employer will be able to terminate the employment relationship at any time and without cause.
With appropriate notice, I will have the full and complete discretion to end the employment relationship when I choose for reasons of my choice. Similarly, my employer will have the same right. Moreover, no agent, representative, or employee of PARC INC, except in a specific written contract of employment signed on behalf of the organization by the CEO, has the power to alter or vary the voluntary nature of the employment relationship.
EEOC AND INCLUSION STATEMENT The Memphis Zoo believes that human diversity is as important as the biodiversity we seek to conserve. World-class zoos are comprised of world-class team members representing a variety of backgrounds, perspectives, and skills. We value a diverse workplace and strongly encourage people of color, LGBTQ+ individuals, people with disabilities, members of ethnic minorities, and veterans to apply. The Memphis Zoo is an equal-opportunity employer. Applicants will not be discriminated against because of race, color, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity or expression, age, religion, national origin, citizenship status, disability, ancestry, marital status, veteran status, medical condition, or any protected category prohibited by local, state or federal laws. If you need to request any accommodation for the interview or hiring process, please let Human Resources team (HR) know. HR can be contacted at hrteam@memphiszoo.org. The Memphis Zoo participates in E-Verify and is an EEO/ADA/Veteran employer.

Functions & Responsibilities
Skills & Experience

Education & Experience

2 years experience

Job Requirements
Salary & Benefits
Salary: $17/hour