Acres Group

Irrigation Foreman

Location US-IL-Plainfield | US-IL-Plainfield
Posted Date 8 months ago(6/26/2017 3:56 PM)
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Irrigation Technician


The Acres Group is seeking experienced Irrigation Technicians to service our Commercial and Multi-Family Irrigation Division.  As one of the largest independent landscape contractors in Northern Illinois, Acres remains a proud family owned company.  We’re a team of over 800 talented professionals, driven by results and relationships.  We are strongly committed to taking care of each other, clients, and communities. If you are an experienced Irrigation Tech, come join us!


  • Perform and oversee billable repairs, contractual work and write service tickets for all completed calls.
  • Repair and maintain valves, trace electrical components, replace and initialize clocks and timers.
  • Troubleshoot irrigation system problems and repairs as well as pumps, well systems and two wire systems.
  • Adjust sprinkler and irrigation system to water plants and turf grass.
  • Perform preventative maintenance checks and service on pumps and other equipment as required.
  • Install aerator systems in ponds and provide service and troubleshooting.
  • Schedule and execute irrigation work to ensure it is completed within budget.
  • Ensure all work is performed safely and in compliance with applicable governmental regulations.
  • Assist in preparing estimates, proposals and contracts for clients and sales team members.
  • Ensure customers are completely satisfied.
  • Become/Maintain membership in good standing status in the Irrigation Association.
  • Safely use assigned vehicles and equipment monitoring their maintenance needs and coordinating preventive maintenance and repair with the shop.
  • During the winter months and other points in the season, assist the commercial maintenance division with estimating.
  • Participate in snow removal operations as needed with the potential of running a snow route.


Knowledge and Abilities: 

  • Aerator systems, including service and electrical.
  • Operate metal detectors and trenchers.
  • Read and interpret blueprints.
  • Lay pipe, dig trenches, ditches or holes using hand tools for repairs.
  • Understand system pressure and operation with the addition of zones and heads.
  • Perform and prepare presentable audits to customer base.
  • The following certifications are a plus: Certified Landscape Irrigation Auditor (CLIA), Certified Irrigation Designer (CID), Back flow Prevention Test certification.
  • Various manufacturer aerator certifications are a plus.


  • At least 5 years of relevant irrigation experience.
  • Possess a valid Driver’s License and acceptable driving record.


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