Irrigator II

Vineyards Napa, California


Position at Jackson Family Wines

Jackson Family Wines is much more than a family owned wine company. We're risk-taking innovators with a strong belief that quality is paramount. We're always on the lookout for top talent -- individuals who possess a strong work ethic, commitment to quality and share our beliefs in healthy lands and a healthy community. In 2019, we were selected as one of the North Bay Business Journal's Best Places to Work for the fifth year running.

Essential Duties and Responsibilities- 
works with all forms of irrigation including drip and sprinkler:


  • Irrigator checks for leaks and maintains and repairs sprinklers before frost.
  • Maintain irrigation systems (filters, sprinkler heads, drip systems, etc..).
  • Assist with irrigation system repairs (uncovering problem).
  • Assist with fertilizer injection and applications.
  • Must be able to operate an ATV
  • Must follow all of the company’s safety rules and regulations at all times.
Intermediate: (In addition to Beginning)
  • Directly perform the duty of repairing all systems.
  • Will be responsible for the correct utilization of all pumps/filters/injectors.
  • Is responsible for the maintenance of all irrigation equipment.
  • Is responsible for providing a safe and clean working environment around his workstation which includes: pumps, reservoirs, filters, wells, etc...
  • Must be able to read and write in order to maintain proper records. As well as the utilization of a calculator.

Advanced(In addition to Beginning and Intermediate)
  • Will work with little to no supervision.
  • Operates pumps and perform all levels of maintenance.
  • Troubleshoot and identifies what specific parts are needed for repair.
  • Responsible for all irrigation related duties.
  • Reading maps and identifying material needed for new system installation.
  • Pressure bomb reading.
  • Data collection, cluster count, petiole sampling, sugar sampling.
  • Responsible for keeping all records of all tasks performed by his department.
  • Computer Inputting of all records.
  • General operation of trencher and low skilled tractor operations.
  • California driver’s license.

Immediate Staff:
Oversees small installation crew

Experience and Training: 

In order to perform this job successfully, an individual needs to be able to perform the following duties: 
  • Operate an ATV (safely)
  • Operate a pickup (safely)
  • Must be able to read and write (English a plus)
  • Maintain safety, quality, and efficiency, at a job at a high level.
  • Will need two (2) or more years experience and/or learn the position quickly by means of on the job training.

Physical Demands and Work Environment:

In addition, the employee will be exposed to potential hazardous working conditions. (i.e. trenches, equipment, materials (large pipe), high water pressures, chemicals/fertilizers, and drip line cleaners (e.g. chlorine).