Will “High Reach Operator” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
83% Chance of Automation
“High Reach Operator” will probably be replaced by robots.
This job is ranked #468 out of #702, where higher means less likely to be replaced.
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.
- The SOC (Standard Occupational Classification) code is 47-4071.00
- The Mean Annual Wage in the U.S. is $ 38,870.00
- The Mean Hourly Wage is $ 18.00
- Currently, there are 26,320 people on this job
☝️ Information based on the reference occupation “Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners”.
Also Known As…
- Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
- Utility Worker
- Sewer and Drain Technician
- Sewer and Drain Cleaner
- Service Technician
- Septic Pump Truck Driver
- Septic Cleaner
- Public Works Technician
- Maintenance Worker
- Drain Cleaner
- Transport Tank Technician
- Sewer Pipe Cleaner
- Sewer Line Repairer
- Sewer Cleaner
- Sewage Screen Operator
- Septic Technician
- Septic Tank Cleaner
- Roto Rooter Operator
- Pipe Cleaning Machine Operator
- Pipe Cleaning and Priming Machine Operator
- Electric Sewer Cleaning Machine Operator
- Drain Technician
Tasks for “High Reach Operator”
- Cover repaired pipes with dirt, and pack backfilled excavations, using air and gasoline tampers.
- Locate problems, using specially designed equipment, and mark where digging must occur to reach damaged tanks or pipes.
- Start machines to feed revolving cables or rods into openings, stopping machines and changing knives to conform to pipe sizes.
- Update sewer maps and manhole charts.
- Break asphalt and other pavement so that pipes can be accessed, using airhammers, picks, and shovels.
- Inspect manholes to locate sewer line stoppages.
- Cut damaged sections of pipe with cutters, remove broken sections from ditches, and replace pipe sections, using pipe sleeves.
- Clean and disinfect domestic basements and other areas flooded by sewer stoppages.
- Clean and repair septic tanks, sewer lines, or related structures such as manholes, culverts, and catch basins.
- Withdraw cables from pipes and examine them for evidence of mud, roots, grease, and other deposits indicating broken or clogged sewer lines.
- Dig out sewer lines manually, using shovels.
- Install rotary knives on flexible cables mounted on machine reels, according to the diameters of pipes to be cleaned.
- Drive trucks to transport crews, materials, and equipment.
- Requisition or order tools and equipment.
- Measure excavation sites, using plumbers' snakes, tapelines, or lengths of cutting heads within sewers, and mark areas for digging.
- Prepare and keep records of actions taken, including maintenance and repair work.
- Tap mainline sewers to install sewer saddles.
- Service, adjust, and make minor repairs to equipment, machines, and attachments.
- Operate sewer cleaning equipment, including power rodders, high-velocity water jets, sewer flushers, bucket machines, wayne balls, and vac-alls.
- Communicate with supervisors and other workers, using equipment such as wireless phones, pagers, or radio telephones.
- Rotate cleaning rods manually, using turning pins.
- Ensure that repaired sewer line joints are tightly sealed before backfilling begins.
Related Technology & Tools
- Material pumping hoses
- Portable concrete mixers
- Portable sewer cleaning machines
- Power trowels
- Septic pumping trucks
- End pipe wrenches
- Mobile radios
- Prying bars
- Mobile tracked excavators
- Air tampers
- Caulk dispensing tools
- Power rodders
- Pipe cutters
- High velocity water jetters
- Personal computers
- Liquid pumps
- Sewer surveillance cameras
- Sewer cleaners
- Sewer cleaning rods
- Measuring tapes
- Dirt shovels
- Power screeds
- Portable drills
- Global positioning system GPS receivers
- Bucket machines
- Air hammers
- Claw hammers
- Work scheduling software
- Data entry software
- Route mapping software
- Intuit QuickBooks
- Word processing software
- Web browser software