Will “Sewage Screen Operator” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
83% Chance of Automation
“Sewage Screen 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
- Septic Technician
- Septic Tank Cleaner
- Roto Rooter Operator
- Pipe Cleaning Machine Operator
- Pipe Cleaning and Priming Machine Operator
- High Reach Operator
- Electric Sewer Cleaning Machine Operator
- Drain Technician
Tasks for “Sewage Screen Operator”
- Clean and disinfect domestic basements and other areas flooded by sewer stoppages.
- Inspect manholes to locate sewer line stoppages.
- Operate sewer cleaning equipment, including power rodders, high-velocity water jets, sewer flushers, bucket machines, wayne balls, and vac-alls.
- Prepare and keep records of actions taken, including maintenance and repair work.
- Clean and repair septic tanks, sewer lines, or related structures such as manholes, culverts, and catch basins.
- Requisition or order tools and equipment.
- Rotate cleaning rods manually, using turning pins.
- Drive trucks to transport crews, materials, and equipment.
- Install rotary knives on flexible cables mounted on machine reels, according to the diameters of pipes to be cleaned.
- Cut damaged sections of pipe with cutters, remove broken sections from ditches, and replace pipe sections, using pipe sleeves.
- Withdraw cables from pipes and examine them for evidence of mud, roots, grease, and other deposits indicating broken or clogged sewer lines.
- Measure excavation sites, using plumbers' snakes, tapelines, or lengths of cutting heads within sewers, and mark areas for digging.
- Dig out sewer lines manually, using shovels.
- Break asphalt and other pavement so that pipes can be accessed, using airhammers, picks, and shovels.
- Communicate with supervisors and other workers, using equipment such as wireless phones, pagers, or radio telephones.
- 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.
- Cover repaired pipes with dirt, and pack backfilled excavations, using air and gasoline tampers.
- Ensure that repaired sewer line joints are tightly sealed before backfilling begins.
- Locate problems, using specially designed equipment, and mark where digging must occur to reach damaged tanks or pipes.
- Tap mainline sewers to install sewer saddles.
- Service, adjust, and make minor repairs to equipment, machines, and attachments.
Related Technology & Tools
- Portable sewer cleaning machines
- Sewer cleaners
- End pipe wrenches
- Sewer cleaning rods
- Portable drills
- Air hammers
- Portable concrete mixers
- Power rodders
- Claw hammers
- Mobile tracked excavators
- Mobile radios
- Liquid pumps
- Dirt shovels
- Power screeds
- High velocity water jetters
- Pipe cutters
- Sewer surveillance cameras
- Air tampers
- Measuring tapes
- Caulk dispensing tools
- Material pumping hoses
- Global positioning system GPS receivers
- Septic pumping trucks
- Bucket machines
- Power trowels
- Personal computers
- Prying bars
- Work scheduling software
- Data entry software
- Intuit QuickBooks
- Web browser software
- Word processing software
- Route mapping software