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Water Tech Specialist - Mcadoo (Hazleton), PA, USA




Job Title:  Water Tech Specialist

Department: Production             

Reports to: Plant Manager         

FLSA Status: Non-Exempt


Job Purpose

Maintain all water systems to ensure proper irrigation and chemical parameters in greenhouses


Duties and Responsibilities

  • Monitor and check all systems through the Hortimax and physical checks; correct alarms and other abnormalities
  • Verify sensors to ensure monitoring equipment is working properly
  • Responsible for preventive maintenance of water units following appropriate schedule for maintenance tasks
  • Conduct reactive maintenance to repair any broken equipment
  • Order parts and materials for water units
  • Track and record work in Asset Essentials
  • Train staff in SOPs
  • Recommend purchases of supplies, tools and component parts
  • Serve in an on-call capacity at least one week per month
  • Provide maintenance support as needed
  • Participate in training as needed
  • Participate in production, and occupational safety meetings
  • Perform all other duties as assigned


Qualifications and Competencies

  • High School Diploma/GED
  • 1-2 years experience
  • Proficient Knowledge computer control programs
  • Basic knowledge of plumbing, mechanical and electrical systems
  • Attention to Detail
  • Decision Making
  • Job Knowledge
  • Tolerance for Stress
  • Problem Solving


Working Conditions

  • Work is done in both greenhouse (wet; humid; hot) and cold storage environments with temperatures ranging from 35°F to 40°F
  • Work may be done in confined spaces, in outdoor conditions or in high places
  • Work may be near loud, mechanical moving parts and equipment and work near electrical tools and sources
  • Require the use of caustic chemicals, explosives and radiant materials


Physical Requirements

Required to stand or walk for long periods of time; will need to talk/listen; use hands/fingers to handle or feel; need to smell or taste produce; may need to climb, kneel, or crawl as well as reach in the course of work. Required to lift light to medium levels of supplies or equipment.



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