Will “Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners” be Replaced By Robots? 🤔
83% Chance of Automation
“Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners” 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
Also Known As…
- 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
- High Reach Operator
- Electric Sewer Cleaning Machine Operator
- Drain Technician
Tasks for “Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners”
- Communicate with supervisors and other workers, using equipment such as wireless phones, pagers, or radio telephones.
- Cover repaired pipes with dirt, and pack backfilled excavations, using air and gasoline tampers.
- Clean and disinfect domestic basements and other areas flooded by sewer stoppages.
- 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.
- Ensure that repaired sewer line joints are tightly sealed before backfilling begins.
- Prepare and keep records of actions taken, including maintenance and repair work.
- Dig out sewer lines manually, using shovels.
- Measure excavation sites, using plumbers' snakes, tapelines, or lengths of cutting heads within sewers, and mark areas for digging.
- 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.
- Locate problems, using specially designed equipment, and mark where digging must occur to reach damaged tanks or pipes.
- Operate sewer cleaning equipment, including power rodders, high-velocity water jets, sewer flushers, bucket machines, wayne balls, and vac-alls.
- Drive trucks to transport crews, materials, and equipment.
- Service, adjust, and make minor repairs to equipment, machines, and attachments.
- Requisition or order tools and equipment.
- 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.
- Rotate cleaning rods manually, using turning pins.
- 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.
Related Technology & Tools
- Global positioning system GPS receivers
- Mobile tracked excavators
- Portable sewer cleaning machines
- Dirt shovels
- Measuring tapes
- Material pumping hoses
- Personal computers
- High velocity water jetters
- Liquid pumps
- Sewer cleaning rods
- Claw hammers
- Portable concrete mixers
- Sewer cleaners
- Air tampers
- Pipe cutters
- Prying bars
- Power screeds
- Power rodders
- End pipe wrenches
- Septic pumping trucks
- Power trowels
- Portable drills
- Mobile radios
- Air hammers
- Sewer surveillance cameras
- Bucket machines
- Caulk dispensing tools
- Web browser software
- Route mapping software
- Word processing software
- Data entry software
- Work scheduling software
- Intuit QuickBooks