Irrigation System Installer

Install underground pipes for farm irrigation systems.
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Salary Range
$23,000 – $60,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Irrigation System Installers do?

Installs underground pipe for farm irrigation systems, performing any combination of following tasks: Drives straight-bed truck with attached pole trailer [POLE-TRUCK DRIVER] to deliver pipe, risers, and pump stands to installation site. Operates crawler-type trench digger to dig trench along prestaked route. Measures plastic pipe to specified length and cuts pipe, using handsaw. Applies plastic cement to pipe and coupler, using brush, and fits pipe and coupler together. Attaches risers to pipe at specified intervals, using plastic cement and fittings. Digs hole for pump stand, using shovel, and lowers stand and assembled pipe into excavation by hand. Welds mating collar to pump stand [WELDER, ARC]. Operates crawler-type tractor to cover pipe [BULLDOZER OPERATOR I].

Should I be an Irrigation System Installer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • Also known as: Gas Line Installer, Piper Installer, Sprinkling System Installer, Steam Heating Installer

    How to Become an
    Irrigation System Installer

    Most Irrigation System Installers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9caaaa&chl=no+college+%2895%25%29|certificate+%284%25%29|associate%27s+%281%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,95,95
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