Irrigation Jobs

Sprinkler technician

Minimum ? 8th standard appeared or pass

Certified training for Micro Irrigation Technician (programme aligned to AGR/ Q0301 released by Agriculture Skill Council of India)

One year of on-the-job experience under supervision/apprenticeship

The tasks a Micro Irrigation Technician is expected to perform include:

Designing the micro-irrigation system

Procuring the materials required for building the irrigation system

Installing, testing and commissioning the micro-irrigation system in the farm

Training the farmers to use the irrigation system

Ensuring uninterrupted water supply to the plants in the farm

Troubleshooting the problems which occur at the farm

Maintaining the micro-irrigation system

Familiar with basic crop cultivation practices Ability to design the layout of micro-irrigation system

Basic knowledge of crop parameters like the amount of water required etc.Knowledge of installing the micro-irrigation system

Familiar with the working of the tools used in installation Knowledge of types of pumps, piping networks, etc.Basic knowledge of hydraulics like pressure, flow, etc.Ability to train the farmers to use the system

Familiar with the maintenance guidelines of the system

Skill of basic arithmetic and algebra principles

Not applicable

Ability to work independently

Decision-making skills



Physical dexterity

It is a field job

Part-time option may be available at some farms

Work from home is not available for this profile

Working hours

Working is 9 hours every day, 6 days a week

Overtime may be required Shift system may be involved according to the farm norms

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?No

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous under the Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

Occupation hazards include exposure to extreme weather conditions, considerable amount of dust and equipment noise

Health hazards include exposure to chemicals, susceptible to injury while using equipment

For freshers -INR7,000 toINR10,000 per month

For workers with upto 2 years? experience -INR15,000 toINR20,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Trends of Agriculture Sector

The Indian agricultural services and the agricultural machinery sectors have cumulatively attracted Foreign Direct Investment (FDI) equity inflows to the tune of US$ 365.79 million in April 2000-September 2014, according to the Department of Industrial Policy and Promotion (DIPP).

With the growth of agricultural sector, the land under cultivation will increase, which will require irrigation facilities. The profile for Micro Irrigation Technician will fill this gap.

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Job opportunities are available in cities across the country2