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Occupation Profile for Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

Clean and repair septic tanks, sewer lines, or drains. May patch walls and partitions of tank, replace damaged drain tile, or repair breaks in underground piping.

 
 
 

 
 
Overview
$31,430.00 Median Annual Wage 1,000 Average Job Openings Per Year
6.9 Average Unemployment Percentage 75.1 Percentage That Completed High School
24,000 Employment Numbers in 2006 21.1 Percentage That Had Some College
26,000 Employment Numbers in 2016 (est.) 3.8 Percentage That Went Beyond College Degree

Sample Job Titles
Drain Cleaner
Electric Sewer Cleaning Machine Operator
Maintenance Worker
Pipe Cleaning and Priming Machine Operator
Pipe Cleaning Machine Operator
Plumber
Public Works Technician
Roto Rooter Operator
Septic Cleaner
Septic Pump Truck Driver
Septic Tank Cleaner
Service Technician
Servicer
Sewage Screen Operator
Sewer and Drain Cleaner
Sewer and Drain Technician
Sewer Cleaner
Sewer Line Repairer
Utility Worker

Sources: Career Guide to Industries (CGI), Occupational Information Network (O*Net), Occupation Outlook Handbook (OOH)
Knowledge
  • Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • Engineering and Technology — Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
  • Sales and Marketing — 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.
  • Medicine and Dentistry — Knowledge of the information and techniques needed to diagnose and treat human injuries, diseases, and deformities. This includes symptoms, treatment alternatives, drug properties and interactions, and preventive health-care measures.
  • Physics — Knowledge and prediction of physical principles, laws, their interrelationships, and applications to understanding fluid, material, and atmospheric dynamics, and mechanical, electrical, atomic and sub- atomic structures and processes.
Skills
  • Equipment Maintenance — Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed.
  • Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Learning — Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
  • Writing — Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
  • Troubleshooting — Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
Abilities
  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
  • Stamina — The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
  • Explosive Strength — The ability to use short bursts of muscle force to propel oneself (as in jumping or sprinting), or to throw an object.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
  • Hearing Sensitivity — The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness.
Tasks
  • Supplemental — Update sewer maps and manhole charts.
  • Core — Start machines to feed revolving cables or rods into openings, stopping machines and changing knives to conform to pipe sizes.
  • Core — Service, adjust, and make minor repairs to equipment, machines, and attachments.
  • Core — Drive trucks to transport crews, materials, and equipment.
  • Core — Inspect manholes to locate sewer line stoppages.
Activities
  • Monitoring and Controlling Resources — Monitoring and controlling resources and overseeing the spending of money.
  • Guiding, Directing, and Motivating Subordinates — Providing guidance and direction to subordinates, including setting performance standards and monitoring performance.
  • Assisting and Caring for Others — Providing personal assistance, medical attention, emotional support, or other personal care to others such as coworkers, customers, or patients.
  • Repairing and Maintaining Electronic Equipment — Servicing, repairing, calibrating, regulating, fine-tuning, or testing machines, devices, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of electrical or electronic (not mechanical) principles.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
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