The Septic Tank Servicers clean and repair septic tanks, sewer lines, or drains. They may also patch walls and partitions of tank, replace damaged drain tile, or repair breaks in underground piping.
Tasks for Septic Tank Servicers
- The Septic Tank Servicers drive trucks to transport crews, materials, and equipment.
- The Septic Tank Servicers communicate with supervisors and other workers, using equipment such as wireless phones, pagers, or radio telephones.
- The Septic Tank Servicers prepare and keep records of actions taken, including maintenance and repair work.
- The Septic Tank Servicers operate sewer cleaning equipment, including power rudders, high velocity water jets, sewer flushers, bucket machines, wane balls, and vac-alls.
- The Septic Tank Servicers ensure that repaired sewer line joints are tightly sealed before backfilling begins.
- The Septic Tank Servicers withdraw cables from pipes and examine them for evidence of mud, roots, grease, and other deposits indicating broken or clogged sewer lines.
- The Septic Tank Servicers install rotary knives on flexible cables mounted on machine reels, according to the diameters of pipes to be cleaned.
- The Septic Tank Servicers measure excavation sites, using plumbers’ snakes, tapelines, or lengths of cutting heads within sewers, and mark areas for digging.
- The Septic Tank Servicers locate problems, using specially designed equipment, and mark where digging must occur to reach damaged tanks or pipes.
- The Septic Tank Servicers cleans and repairs septic tanks, sewer lines, or related structures such as manholes, culverts, and catch basins.
Knowledge for Septic Tank Servicers
The Septic Tank Servicers need knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs, assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. The Septic Tank Servicers needs knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. The Septic Tank Servicers need knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems. The Septic Tank Servicers needs knowledge of the structure and content of the English language the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. The Septic Tank Servicers needs knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions. The Septic Tank Servicer needs knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits. The Septic Tank Servicers need knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or structures such as highways and roads. The Septic Tank Servicers need knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statics, and their applications.
Skills for Septic Tank Servicers
The Septic Tank Servicers give full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. The Septic Tank Servicer determines causes of operating errors and decides what to do about it. The Septic Tank Servicer talks to others to convey information effectively. The Septic Tank Servicer performs routine maintenance on equipment and determine when and what kind of maintenance is needed. The Septic Tank Servicer repairs machines or systems using the needed tools. The Septic Tank Servicers must have the skill of understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making. They also control operations of equipment or systems. The Septic Tank Servicers use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. The Septic Tank Servicer must have the ability to teach others how to perform their job duties. They also need to be able to manage time for others and themselves in order to maintain the budget and get the job done.
Abilities for Septic Tank Servicers
The Septic Tank Servicers need the ability to quickly move their hand, their hand together with their arm, or their two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects. The Septic Tank Services need the ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. The Septic Tank Servicers need the ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. The Septic Tank Servicers need the ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an abject.