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Irrigation/Plumbing Apprentice

NeshaFarm, Inc Palm City, FL
  • Expired: 5 days ago. Applications are no longer accepted.

Under direct supervision of the Facilities Manager, the Irrigation Plumbing Apprentice will be assisting team lead in testing and inspecting irrigation systems in facilities, learning and assisting in conducting required maintenance of the irrigation systems, and plumbing systems. This position will require communication and teamwork, in addition to independent work in assigned area. This position is expected to work Monday to Friday, 8 am to 5 pm. Schedule may change due to workload.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities

Specifically, the Irrigation Plumbing Apprentice will have responsibility for the following activities. Under the supervision of the Irrigation Plumbing Team Leader and Director of Operations the incumbent will be responsible for these but not limited to:

  • Obtain information on existing site conditions and source of water.
  • Maintain irrigation system, considering water supply, static water pressure, working water pressure, precipitation rate, soil, planting, and existing or planned improvements.
  • Maintain water mains, irrigation systems, PVC pipes and plumbing systems.
  • Repair or replace inner parts of irrigation heads.
  • Learn and Perform construction monitoring of irrigation systems as directed.
  • Inspect non-potable water piping for irrigation and potable water piping for new and old buildings and irrigation systems as necessary.
  • Adjust irrigation controllers seasonally or as needed.
  • Assist regarding irrigation installation regulations.
  • Received direction on investigations on corrective actions for defective irrigation systems.
  • Perform related duties and fulfill responsibilities as required.

Status and Scope

The incumbent installs, maintains, operates, repairs, troubleshoots underground irrigation systems as well as completes irrigation audits. The incumbent will also conduct inventory of tools, equipment, or materials related to ensure that sufficient supplies are available, and items are in usable condition.

Qualifications

Education: High school diploma or GED equivalent

Experience: One (1) year of experience in irrigation design, construction, and inspection and repair.

Must possess thirty (30) days of employment, a valid Class “E” Florida Driver’s License.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

  • Knowledge of plumbing and irrigation drought situations.
  • Knowledge of all irrigation products and hydraulics principles.
  • Knowledge of sizing pipe materials.
  • Knowledge of basic backflow principles.
  • Ability to communicate clearly and effectively, both verbally and in writing.
  • Ability to inspect irrigation blueprints.
  • Measure, cut, thread and assemble new pipe, placing the assembled pipe in hangers or other supports.
  • Cut or drill holes in walls or floors to accommodate the passage of pipes.
  • Perform rough-ins, repair and replace fixtures and water heaters, and locate, repair, or remove leaking or broken pipes.
  • Assist pipe fitters in the layout, assembly, and installation of piping for air, ammonia, gas, and water systems.
  • Cut pipe and lift up to fitters.
  • Fit or assist in fitting valves, couplings, or assemblies to tanks, pumps, or systems, using hand tools.
  • Requisition tools, equipment, and select type and size of pipe, and collect and transport materials and equipment to work site.
  • Mount brackets and hangers on walls and ceilings to hold pipes and set sleeves or inserts to provide support for pipes.
  • Excavate and grade ditches, lay and join pipe for water and sewer service.
  • Disassemble and remove damaged or worn pipe.
  • Clean shop, work area, and machines, using solvent and rags.
  • Install gas burners to convert furnaces from wood, coal, or oil.
  • Fill pipes with sand or resin to prevent distortion and hold pipes during bending and installation.
  • Immerse pipe in chemical solution to remove dirt, oil, and scale.
  • Clean and renew steam traps.
  • Clean and renew steam traps.
  • Measure, cut, thread and assemble new pipe, placing the assembled pipe in hangers or other supports.
  • Cut or drill holes in walls or floors to accommodate the passage of pipes.
  • Perform rough-ins, repair and replace fixtures and water heaters, and locate, repair, or remove leaking or broken pipes.
  • Assist pipe fitters in the layout, assembly, and installation of piping for air, ammonia, gas, and water systems.
  • Cut pipe and lift up to fitters.
  • Fit or assist in fitting valves, couplings, or assemblies to tanks, pumps, or systems, using hand tools.
  • Requisition tools and equipment select type and size of pipe and collect and transport materials and equipment to work site.
  • Mount brackets and hangers on walls and ceilings to hold pipes and set sleeves or inserts to provide support for pipes.
  • Excavate and grade ditches and lay and join pipe for water and sewer service.
  • Disassemble and remove damaged or worn pipe.
  • Clean shop, work area, and machines, using solvent and rags.
  • Install gas burners to convert furnaces from wood, coal, or oil.
  • Fill pipes with sand or resin to prevent distortion and hold pipes during bending and installation.
  • Immerse pipe in chemical solution to remove dirt, oil, and scale.
  • Clean and renew steam traps.
  • Ability to perform all the physical requirements of the position.
  • Possess a teachable attitude and open to receive directions from supervisor or team lead.

Confidentiality

The incumbent may occasionally be privy to confidential information and must ensure that information is dealt with in the strictest of confidence and discretion.

Physical Requirements

Must be able to lift up to 50 lbs., walk, reach, push, sit, stand, bend, and twist to perform the essential functions. Must possess visual acuity, speech and hearing; hand and eye coordination and manual dexterity necessary to operate irrigation products and equipment. Must expect to work outside environment exposed to hot or cold weather.

Mental Requirements

Position requires the ability to work under pressure and maintain a positive and professional manner while providing excellent customer service.

Working Conditions

  • Ability to work outdoors in all weather conditions with exposure to damp/wet surfaces, hazardous materials, flammable liquids, and dust.
  • Work is most frequently performed outdoors, but may be performed in greenhouses, maintenance facilities or grounds of a Farm or new construction sites.
  • Expected to perform under minimum supervision and act independently within the scope of normal duties and responsibilities. Difficult or unique situations are referred to the Supervisor.
  • Work will be performed in areas with frequent high levels of visitation, requiring excellent customer service and professionalism at all times while balancing the need for productivity.
  • On occasion required to work extended hours.

Equipment

Including, but not limited to: Sawzall, Rotary Hammer Drill, skid steer, three-point backhoe, owning your own tools would be helpful but not required.

To Apply

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Job Type: Full-time

Experience:

  • Relevant: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Construction: 1 year (Preferred)
  • Irrigation: ½-1 year (Preferred)

Education:

  • High school or equivalent (Required)

AFFIRMATIVE ACTION/EEO STATEMENT

It is the policy of General Micro Systems East to provide equal employment opportunities without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, marital status, veteran status, sexual orientation, genetic information or any other protected characteristic under applicable law. This policy relates to all phases of employment, including, but not limited to, recruiting, employment, placement, promotion, transfer, demotion, reduction of workforce and termination, rates of pay or other forms of compensation, selection for training, the use of all facilities, and participation in all company-sponsored employee activities. Provisions in applicable laws providing for bona fide occupational qualifications, business necessity or age limitations will be adhered to by the company where appropriate.

As part of the company’s equal employment opportunity policy, General Micro Systems East will also take affirmative action as called for by applicable laws and Executive Orders to ensure that minority group individuals, females, disabled veterans, recently separated veterans, other protected veterans, Armed Forces service medal veterans, and qualified disabled persons are introduced into our workforce and considered for promotional opportunities.

Employees and applicants shall not be subjected to harassment, intimidation or any type of retaliation because they have (1) filed a complaint; (2) assisted or participated in an investigation, compliance review, hearing or any other activity related to the administration of any federal, state or local law requiring equal employment opportunity; (3) opposed any act or practice made unlawful by any federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity; or (4) exercised any other legal right protected by federal, state or local law requiring equal opportunity.

The above-mentioned policies shall be periodically brought to the attention of supervisors and shall be appropriately administered. It is the responsibility of each supervisor of the company to ensure affirmative implementation of these policies to avoid any discrimination in employment. All employees are expected to recognize these policies and cooperate with their implementation. Violation of these policies is a disciplinary offense.

The Affirmative Action Officer has been assigned to direct the establishment and monitor the implementation of personnel procedures to guide our affirmative action program throughout General Micro Systems East. A notice explaining the company's policy will remain posted.

Job Type: Full-time

Salary: $14.00 to $16.00 /hour

NeshaFarm, Inc

Why Work Here?

FLORIDA'S ONLY 100% SELF-SUSTAINING, ORGANIC FARM.

ABOUT NESHAFARM At Neshafarm we pride ourselves in being Florida’s only 100% self-sustaining, organic farm. Created and developed by Ben Sharfi, CEO of General Micro Systems, Inc., our state-of-the-art facilities cover 50 acres in Florida’s prestigious Martin County and provide a home to more than 65 different species of animals and over 2000 trees from around the world. All of our animals enjoy a free-range atmosphere where they can explore and live naturally while staying protected. This low-stress natural environment also acts as a rescue and sanctuary for animals and birds in need of a new home. Come join us we are growing!

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