Irrigation technichian

The Jackie Robinson Training Complex, operated by Major League Baseball, is actively seeking an Irrigation Technician eager to maintain the irrigation system at the Jackie Robinson Training Complex in Vero Beach, FL. The site consists of five full size baseball fields (Two artificial turf), four full size softball fields, a multi-use field for football/lacrosse/soccer and a baseball infield (1/2 field). The site also has three sets of batting tunnels and numerous outdoor mounds. MLB recently opened a new state-of-the-art indoor practice facility onsite which consists of batting tunnels, a turf infield and conference space.

The Irrigation Technician for the Jackie Robinson Training Complex (JRTC) is for the maintenance and repair of the landscaping and athletic field irrigation systems throughout the property.


  • Operates power equipment and hand tools to install, maintain, and repair irrigation systems and related components including irrigation lines, sprinkler heads, control panels, valves, pumps, etc.
  • Checks system for proper operation and timing.
  • May participate in the design or modification of new or existing systems.
  • Performs seasonal maintenance such as system charging and draining.
  • Maintains inventory of related parts and supplies.
  • Maintains work area, storage facilities, personal protective, and application equipment in a safe and operable manner.
  • Comply with OSHA safety standards.
  • Assist Groundskeepers with grounds maintenance tasks when necessary, including but not limited to mowing, field prep and debris blowing/cleanup.
  • Assist with field tarp placements during adverse weather conditions.
  • Other duties as assigned by the Assist Manager, Grounds or Manager, Grounds.


  • High school diploma or GED preferred.
  • Minimum 1-year previous experience and/or training involving irrigation system maintenance and repair; or any equivalent combination of education, training, and experience, which provides the requisite knowledge, skills, and abilities for this job.
  • Knowledge of tools, equipment, techniques, skills, materials, and methods of irrigation system design, installation, and maintenance.
  • Ability to read blueprints, schematics, and drawings.
  • Ability to operate equipment such as trenching machines and digging tools and other related grounds/ landscape equipment.
  • Must possess and maintain a valid Florida driver’s license.
  • Ability to lift/move/carry items weighing up to 50 pounds on a regular basis and up to 75 pounds on an occasional basis.
  • Ability to use/operate typical groundskeeping hand tools and power equipment on a regular basis.
  • Able to work irregular hours including nights, weekends, and holidays.
  • Candidate must be a professional, self-starter who will work as a team player and be able to work independently with minimal supervision.
  • Detail-oriented and able to work in a fast-paced environment.

To apply please visit: https://www.mlb.com/careers/opportunities

For any further questions please email Teddy.Gutman@mlb.com

To apply for this job please visit www.mlb.com.