RDO Equipment Designer Apprentice (Water) in Yuma, Arizona

Position TitleDesigner Apprentice (Water)

Job Requisition Number18-0242



This individual will design and develop irrigation systems within standard industry parameters that produce the best results for customers. Based upon their level of expertise, the Designer Apprentice may work under direct supervision.They will be responsible

for partnering with multiple resources in project management activities that include the design and estimating to ensure such projects are constructed in accordance with the project plan.

Specific Duties Include:

  • Increasing RDO Water’s visibility and customer participation in the agricultural irrigation segments; this will be accomplished by direct personal contact with growers, other end users and Account Managers.

  • All irrigation design functions including: preliminary project assessment, planning, design, hydraulic calculations, application rates, control systems, valves, pumping requirements, filtration requirements, water transportation pipelines, and reservoirs.

  • Complete all design and engineering functions in a timely and efficient manner to meet customer’s requirements, while adhering to the highest level of industry standards and integrity.

  • Develop accurate design material lists ensuring all material quantities and specifications are correct.

  • Support sales and service team members with project implementation whenever requested in a timely, thorough, and professional manner.

  • Assists customers and sales team in the field and office with irrigation design and application-related questions.

  • Work to improve water and soil conservation techniques.

  • Follow all safety rules and regulations while performing work assignments and adhere to all policies and procedures as specified in company manuals and as directed in the employee handbook.

  • Conduct self in the presence of customers and community so as to present a professional image of RDO Water.

  • Proactively seek and participate in available company-sponsored training, in an effort to develop and advance knowledge base and skill set.

  • Participate in all company/location driven communication efforts, including open book meetings, huddles, department meetings and other related efforts.

  • Maintain a positive and professional working relationship with peers, management, and support resources, with a constant commitment to teamwork and exemplary customer service.

  • Perform all other duties as assigned by management in a professional and efficient manner.


  • Knowledge of Ag hydraulics, pumping, irrigation system design, water handling products for agriculture crops a plus

  • Proficient in AutoCAD

  • Excellent verbal and written communication skills

  • Strong analytical skills

  • Strong computer skills

  • Basic customer service skills

  • Bachelor’s Degree in Agriculture, Engineering or related subject is preferred


  • Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities.

  • Please view Equal Employment Opportunity Posters provided by OFCCPhere.

  • The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access

to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure

is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor's legal duty to furnish information. 41

CFR 60-1.35(c)

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