Live. Work. Explore. as a part of our Grounds team at the Oasis at Death Valley!
The Oasis at Death Valley is situated in a lush, spring-fed desert oasis, surrounded by the vast and arid desert of Death Valley National Park. The Oasis operates the historic AAA Four Diamond Inn and Ranch, restaurants, gift shops, and the world's lowest elevation golf course. Both hotels are open year-round and feature swimming pools fed by naturally warm local springs.
We’re hiring an Irrigation Technician to Live. Work. Explore. in Death Valley National Park!
Maintain and manage irrigation systems and performance by observation of turf and plant material conditions at the Oasis at Death Valley. This position will implement corrective action for over-watering or lack of watering and report problems to grounds supervisor. Our mission is to provide legendary service to our guests visiting from all over the world, and your work is instrumental to our success!
The Details: Position Type: Year-Round Season Dates: November or December Pay: $19.15/hr Schedule: Typical schedule is 40 hours, 5 days/per week (may include weekends, evenings, and holidays)
Why the Oasis at Death Valley? Death Valley National Park is in the northern Mojave Desert in California and is the largest National Park outside of Alaska. With incredibly diverse ecosystems, sand dunes, mountains, and America's lowest elevations, Death Valley is an incredible place to call home. We are a welcoming community who work hard, share a real passion for the environment, and enjoy crafting memorable experiences for our guests.
Life at the Oasis:
Employee housing (dormitory-style or RV site)
Free breakfast and lunch with $4 dinners in the employee dining room(cafeteria-style)
A fast-paced, exciting work environment with plenty of upward mobility and growth opportunities
Meet people of all ages from all over the country and world!
Benefits and Perks:
Free Death Valley National Park pass
Free access to pool, golf course, rec center, gym and sports courts
Exclusive Retail and Dining discounts at the Oasis
$350 Referral Bonus Program
The adventure of a lifetime!
Maintain assigned irrigation area
Repair pipe breaks (PVC and Poly)
Troubleshoot malfunctioning sprinkler heads
Identify and repair electrical problems
Maintain, identify and correct Irrigation Clock problems
Spot-water dry areas
Document daily activities; maintain accurate repair records
Conduct continual visual inspections of areas
Familiarize irrigation systems through irrigation plans and as-builts
Assist with irrigation projects
Assist in irrigation system start up and winterizing
Assist with daily grounds maintenance
Apply preventative maintenance programs for maximum irrigation efficiency
Maintain clean and organized workstations in the irrigation parts room and assigned equipment
Recognize safety hazards and act accordingly
Other duties as assigned
Knowledge of basic electrical and hydraulics related to the system including valves, controllers and pumps.
Ability to operate light motorized equipment.
Knowledge of tools, methods and materials used in grounds maintenance work.
Ability to follow oral and written directions.
Valid California Driver’s License
High school diploma or general education degree (GED)
Minimum 6 months of relevant experience and basic knowledge of irrigation parts.
Physical Requirements include:
Must be able to lift 50 lbs. up to shoulder height.
Must be able to withstand working in extreme temperatures.
Must be able to work on feet for at least 8 hours per day.
We are an Equal Opportunity Employer. All qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, disability or veteran status.
Live, work, and explore in some of the most beautiful places on earth! Xanterra Travel Collection is the largest operator of lodges, restaurants, and other concessions in some of America’s most renowned national parks and owner of some of the world’s top travel and adventure companies. At Xanterra, we are a welcoming community of employees who work hard, share a passion for the environment and enjoy creating memorable experiences for our guests. From the Oasis in Death Valley National Park to the Grand Canyon and multiple epic locations in-between, you can live, work and explore where others vacation. Are you enthusiastic about hospitality, people, and beautiful places? No matter what your job is, you will be a proud steward of the park and play an essential role in providing warm and friendly hospitality to our guests!