Irrigation Technician


Local Roots is dedicated to enhancing Pittsburgh's beauty from the ground up. We take pride in delivering top-notch work and expect our Irrigation Technician to exhibit the same level of dedication and ownership in their tasks. This role involves working with team members from diverse backgrounds, experience levels, and work ethics. We anticipate the Irrigation Technician to exemplify kindness, respect, and professionalism, even in challenging interactions. At Local Roots, responsibility and trustworthiness are key to fostering a positive work environment.

Daily Tasks:

As an Irrigation Technician, you will be responsible for managing your assigned route and truck, ensuring all necessary materials and equipment are prepared for the day's tasks. Your primary duty will involve inspecting, maintaining, repairing, and installing irrigation systems for our residential and commercial clients. This includes troubleshooting and diagnosing issues, replacing or repairing faulty components, and ensuring efficient water distribution.

You'll be required to collaborate closely with your Account Manager, reporting any issues, concerns, or client requests promptly. Detail-oriented record-keeping of system assessments, repairs, and installations is essential. Communication skills are vital as you'll interact with clients to explain your work and offer advice on irrigation system maintenance.

Typical assigned jobs include but are not limited to:

  • Inspection, maintenance, and repair of irrigation systems.
  • Installation of new irrigation systems for residential and commercial properties.
  • Troubleshooting and diagnosing issues in existing systems.
  • Replacing or repairing damaged components, such as valves, pipes, and sensors.
  • Ensuring proper water coverage and distribution.
  • Collaborating with team members and clients to deliver effective irrigation solutions.


  • Starting pay of $17-27 per hour.
  • Comprehensive employee benefits package (Healthcare, Dental/Vision, Short & Long-Term Disability, Life Insurance, Accident coverage, etc.).
  • Company-matched 401K retirement plan.
  • 6 paid holidays.
  • Bonus pay opportunities.


  • Current and valid PA Driver’s license.
  • Proficiency in driving a commercial truck.
  • Current PA DOT Medical Card.


  • Demonstrated integrity and a strong desire to excel.
  • Openness to personal growth and embracing challenges.
  • Desire to see others succeed.
  • Respect for oneself and others.
  • Strong work ethic and reliability.
  • Ability to work approximately 40-50 hours per week.
  • Excellent time management and problem-solving skills.
  • Effective teamwork and collaboration.
  • Ability to lift 50 lbs or more.
  • Current PA DOT Medical Card required before the start date (cost covered by Local Roots).

If you're passionate about improving outdoor spaces and ensuring efficient irrigation systems, join Local Roots as an Irrigation Technician. Enjoy competitive compensation, comprehensive benefits, and a positive team environment. Apply today to be part of our mission to enhance Pittsburgh's landscapes!

Salary Description
$17-$27 per hour