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Tualatin Valley Irrigation - Maintenance/Pipeline Technician

Posted: 11/15/2023
Salary: $20.54 - $23.27 DOE
Location: Forest Grove, OR


Job Summary: Operate, maintain, and repair irrigation systems & District facilities

Duties and responsibilities:

  • Work closely with and report to District Irrigation Superintendent
  • Turn irrigation systems on and off as designated
  • Repair and replace irrigation valves and meters
  • Repair and replace irrigation pipelines
  • Assist in various maintenance activities as required
  • Ensure proper care in the use and maintenance of equipment and supplies; promote continuous improvement of workplace safety
  • Perform landscaping and weed maintenance as required
  • Perform miscellaneous job-related duties as assigned
  • Ability to interpret maps and aerial imagery
  • Ability to use a computer
  • Ability to understand oral and written instructions
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a crew
  • Ability to establish and maintain an effective working relationship with other employees, supervisors, outside contractors, and the public
  • Interact with and strive to maintain good working relationships with water users
  • Ability to operate motor vehicles, machines, and tools safely and in conformance with applicable laws, regulations, and District policies


Mandatory Job Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED; at least one year of experience directly related to the duties and responsibilities specified.
  • Completed degree(s) from an accredited institution that are above the minimum education requirement may be substituted for experience on a year for year basis.
  • Valid Oregon driver’s license with clean, safe driving record.


Special Job Requirements:

  • Employee must live within (20) minutes of District facilities (Forest Grove, OR).
  • Employee required to take off-hours emergency call-outs (including weekends)

one week per month.

·       Maintain CPR/AED and Standard First Aid certifications as applicable.


Pay and Benefits:

·         Starting wage: $20.54 - $23.27 DOE

·       Benefits: Health insurance (medical, dental, and vision), District contribution to Oregon Public Employees Retirement System (PERS), 10 paid holidays/year, 12-20 days paid vacation/year (based on tenure), 12 days paid sick leave/year, District vehicle.


A full job description and application can be found at


HOW TO APPLY: Candidates must submit their application, resume, cover letter, and a listing of at least three (3) references via one pdf file to Applications will be accepted until the position is filled.