Vanderbilt University Irrigation Specialist in Nashville, Tennessee

Irrigation Specialist (Job Number: 1802082)


Plant Operations provides facilities support for all construction, renovation, and routine maintenance of University Central space and facilities; housekeeping services for approximately 5.8 million square feet of academic, administrative, residential, and recreational space; grounds care for 330 acres that are a registered arboretum; turf care for athletic fields; and utilities for the University Central and the Medical Center.

Facilities annual budget exceeds $100 million in operating expenses and includes over 400 employees. Facilities manages major capital project expenditures totaling $125 million annually and facility renewal, replacement and large maintenance project expenditures totaling $20 million annually.

Working Hours: Monday through Friday, 7:00 AM – 3:30 PM

Dutiesand Responsibilities

  • Operates power equipment and hand tools to install,maintain, and repair irrigation systems and related components, includingirrigation lines, sprinkler heads, control panels, valves, pumps, etc.

  • Checks system for proper operation and timing

  • May participate in the design or modification of new orexisting systems

  • Performs seasonal maintenance such as system charging anddraining

  • Maintains inventory of related parts and supplies

  • May lead workers on irrigation projects and work on othergrounds-related assignments as needed

Profileof an Ideal Candidate

  • Knowledge of tools, equipment, techniques, skills,materials, and methods of irrigation system design, installation, andmaintenance

  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics, and drawings

  • Ability to understand and follow verbal and written instructions

  • Ability to operate equipment such as trenching machines,digging tools, and other related grounds/landscape equipment

  • Ability to read and write in English

  • Possess good math skills

  • Ability to lead and direct the work of others

  • Ability to work in a safe and efficient manner

  • Possess a high school diploma or GED

  • Possess two years’ irrigation installation and maintenanceexperience

  • Possess a valid driver’s license

  • Possess the ability to sit, stand, walk, climb off and on equipment, squat, kneel, reach, grasp,push, pull, twist, bend, lift and carry up to 50 pounds multiple times pershift, finger, talk, hear, and see.

About VanderbiltBenefits

In addition to offering a lively community that encourages learning and celebrates diversity, Vanderbilt University offers a competitive, flexible benefits package including health, dental, vision, life, accidental death & dismemberment, disability insurance, paid time off, and a 403(b) retirement plan with employer match. Vanderbilt offers tuition assistance to employees, spouses and dependent children. Also, after five years of service, Vanderbilt will pay up to 55% of the tuition for up to three dependent children to earn a bachelor's degree. Learn more about Vanderbilt's benefits at VU Benefits Overview at .

About VanderbiltUniversity

Vanderbilt is a renowned private institution founded in 1873 and located in the heart of Nashville, Tennessee. The university’s students and faculty frequently cite Nashville and the surrounding area as one of the many perks of being a part of the Vanderbilt community. Vanderbilt University is a place where your expertise will be valued, your knowledge expanded, and your abilities challenged. It is a place where your diversity is sought and celebrated. It is a place where employees know they are part of something bigger than themselves, take exceptional pride in their work and never settle for what was good enough yesterday. Vanderbilt was recently ranked #2 for “best quality of life” and “great financial aid,” #5 for “best run colleges” and “beautiful campus,” and #6 for both being in a “college city that students love” and having “great campus/city relations.”

Vanderbilt University is an equal opportunity, affirmative action employer. Women, minorities, people with disabilities and protected veterans are encouraged to apply.

Primary Location: United States-Tennessee-Nashville

Organization: 37540 - Grounds Maintenance

Job: Service/Maintenance Staff

Vanderbilt University is committed to principles of equal opportunity and affirmative action