Designer Level 2 (Water)

Santa Maria, CA
Aug 11, 2017

Position Title Designer Level 2 (Water)

Job Requisition Number 17-0693

Location Santa Maria (Water)

Description This individual will design and develop irrigation systems within standard industry parameters that produce the best results for customers. They will be responsible for partnering with multiple resources in project management activities that include the design and estimating to ensure such projects are constructed in accordance with the project plan.

Specific Duties Include:

  • Increasing RDO Waters visibility and customer participation in the agricultural irrigation segments; this will be accomplished by direct personal contact with growers, other end users and Account Managers.
  • All irrigation design functions including: preliminary project assessment, planning, design, hydraulic calculations, application rates, control systems, valves, pumping requirements, filtration requirements, water transportation pipelines, and reservoirs.
  • Complete all design and engineering functions in a timely and efficient manner to meet customers requirements, while adhering to the highest level of industry standards and integrity.
  • Develop accurate design material lists ensuring all material quantities and specifications are correct.
  • Support sales and service team members with project implementation whenever requested in a timely, thorough, and professional manner.
  • Assists customers and sales team in the field and office with irrigation design and application-related questions.
  • Work to improve water and soil conservation techniques.
  • Follow all safety rules and regulations while performing work assignments and adhere to all policies and procedures as specified in company manuals and as directed in the employee handbook.
  • Conduct self in the presence of customers and community so as to present a professional image of RDO Water.
  • Proactively seek and participate in available company-sponsored training, in an effort to develop and advance knowledge base and skill set.
  • Participate in all company/location driven communication efforts, including open book meetings, huddles, department meetings and other related efforts.
  • Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management, and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork and exemplary customer service.
  • Perform all other duties as assigned by management in a professional and efficient manner.
  • Requirements

  • Knowledge of Ag hydraulics, pumping, irrigation system design, water handling products for agriculture crops a plus
  • Proficient in AutoCAD
  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills
  • Strong analytical skills
  • Strong computer skills
  • Basic customer service skills
  • Bachelors Degree in Agriculture, Engineering or related subject is preferred


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