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