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Nursery Irrigation Technician

Nursery Irrigation Technician

Job ID 
2087
# Positions 
1
Location 
US-CA-Visalia
Experience (Years) 
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Posted Date 
1/2/2018
Category 
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Overview

Wonderful Citrus is seeking a Nursery Irrigation Technician for its Visalia, CA location. Ideal candidate will perform the daily execution of irrigation and nutrition plan as directed by Nursery supervisor. Monitor irrigation, fertigation and drainage water from trees through frequent sample collection and measurement with minimum level of supervision. Maintain sample records and produce reports upon request. Adjust computerized irrigation control system under guidelines from nursery supervisor. May need to perform work across different nursery locations. Perform general nursery labor as needed and some administrative tasks.

Wonderful Citrus is America’s largest integrated grower, shipper and packer of fresh citrus. Our citrus varieties can be found in the produce department of grocery stores across the country under the flagship consumer brands of Wonderful Halos mandarins and Wonderful Sweet Scarletts Texas Red grapefruit.

To learn more about Wonderful Citrus Company, visit www.wonderfulcitrus.com.

Responsibilities

Responsibilities include but are not limited to:

  •  Verifies irrigation system and programs are running according to settings. Maintains irrigation scheduling log sheet up to date.

  • Under frequency determined by Nursery supervisor:
    • Collect water samples from nursery water tank, measure EC, pH, chlorine and any other determined parameters.
    • Collect samples from leached volume under the tree pots and measure EC, pH and volume.
    • Collect samples from drip line in each house and measure EC, pH, chlorine and any other determined parameters.
    • Collect samples from nutrient injection panels and measure EC, pH.
    • Collect any other samples deemed necessary by management team.
  • Record all measurements done with samples and keep an organized log in a digital format approved by nursery supervisor and produces reports under direction of Nursery supervisor.
  • Performs adjustments to irrigation scheduling and fertilization on the computer system under direction of Nursery supervisor. Maintains written record of changes done to irrigation and fertilizer system.
  • Collects samples and performs dilution tests of all new fertilizer blends received at the nursery
  • Makes adjustments, identifies problems, repairs and does field level maintenance to irrigation system.
  • Marks and reports to local nursery supervisor any pipeline or valve leaks and any unusual greenhouse or tree conditions.
  • Maintains sample collection and analysis equipment in good order and properly calibrated. Keeps records of data and sampling.       
  • Routinely checks on filters, pumps and chlorinating systems to ensure all is functioning properly.

Qualifications

To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  • High School diploma.
  • Ability to work alone without close supervision.
  • Have adequate leadership and communication skills to direct, schedule and coordinate personnel and services.
  • Bilingual English/Spanish desired.

Wonderful Citrus is part of The Wonderful Company, a successful, fast-growing privately held $4 billion company with 8,500 employees worldwide. We’ve made Wonderful Pistachios one of America’s top-selling salty snacks. We’ve turned pomegranates and POM Wonderful into a worldwide phenomenon. Wonderful Halos is the No. 1 mandarin orange in America. FIJI Water is the No. 1 premium bottled water in America. JUSTIN Wine produces California’s top-selling, high-end Cabernet Sauvignon. And Teleflora is the world’s largest flower delivery service.

The Wonderful Company has a long-standing commitment to corporate social responsibility, including more than $120 million invested in environmental technologies and sustainability research, $45 million in charitable giving and education initiatives every year, $30 million toward the construction of a new charter school campus in California’s Central Valley, and innovative health and wellness programs, including two new, free primary care clinics for employees and their dependents.

To learn more about The Wonderful Company, visit www.wonderful.com, or follow us on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram.