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Septic Tank Servicers & Sewer Pipe Cleaners

Also called: Service Technician, Septic Pump Truck Driver, Sewer and Drain Technician, Drain Cleaner

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Marine Corps or Navy.

What they do:
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.
On the job, you would:
  • Drive trucks to transport crews, materials, and equipment.
  • Communicate with supervisors and other workers, using equipment such as wireless phones, pagers, or radio telephones.
  • Prepare and keep records of actions taken, including maintenance and repair work.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • sales and marketing
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
  • building and construction
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills

Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
Attention
  • pay attention to something without being distracted
  • do two or more things at the same time
Hearing and Speech
  • tell the difference between sounds

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Independence
  • Cooperation
  • Analytical Thinking

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Accounting software
  • Intuit QuickBooks software
Internet browser software
  • Web browser software
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software

Education

Education: (rated 1 of 5)
no high school diploma/GED or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$34,520
per year, on average
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