Job Position

Foreman/Project Supervisor

Jobsite foremen/supervisors are responsible for one crew that installs, maintains and services irrigation systems. Foremen/supervisors coordinate crew members’ schedules, confirm they have the materials and equipment needed for each job, delegate tasks on-site, and ensure that crew members follow all required procedures and safety regulations.


  • Train crew members on-site as needed to safely operate equipment; install, troubleshoot and repair irrigation components and systems; and perform regular maintenance.
  • Maintain detailed records of crew work hours, maintenance activities and completed work orders.
  • Operate hand tools, heavy equipment and farm vehicles as needed.
  • Keep current with best practices and manufacturer guidelines for irrigation system installation, maintenance and repair, as well as new products and services.
  • Communicate with customers and operations manager throughout the project.
  • Ensure crew complies with all regulations and laws, including safe equipment operation and chemical handling.

Education & Experience

  • High school diploma/GED required; two-year associate degree preferred.
  • Three years irrigation experience required; supervisory experience preferred.
  • Experience preferred with manufacturer brands carried by dealer/distributor.
  • Bilingual in English and Spanish strongly preferred.
  • Recommended certification(s): Certified Agricultural Irrigation Specialist (CAIS), manufacturer certification, state pesticide application certification or license.


  • $55,000 – $80,000*

*Irrigation industry compensation information is based on reporting by Irrigation Association members, industry recruiters, online job postings and the Bureau of Labor Statistics. Compensation varies by candidate experience and job location. This data is provided for information only and does not represent a guarantee or commitment by the Irrigation Foundation.

Possible career path: Regional Manager