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Head Irrigator

Supervise the workers in irrigating crops and inspect the irrigated areas.

What does a Head Irrigator do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in irrigating crops: Inspects area irrigated to ensure adequate soaking and prevent waste of water. Opens head gate to permit entry of water into main ditches or pipes. Signals worker to start water flow. Directs workers in cleaning and repairing ditches or pipes. Keeps workers’ time records. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title. May verify addition of liquid fertilizer to irrigation ditches by commercial firm.