Profession drain technician

Drain technicians install and maintain drainage equipment used in sewer systems, such as pipes and valves. They analyse the design and ensure the proper installation of the drainage system, and perform maintenance and repair duties.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Enterprising
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Types of pipelines

    Know various types of pipelines and their different usages. Differentiate between pipelines used to transport goods over short and long distances, and understand their respective feeding systems.

Skills

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

  • Liaise with engineers

    Collaborate with engineers to ensure common understanding and discuss product design, development and improvement.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Install drainage well systems

    Install systems which are found in residential properties as well as in public properties such as on streets and public building rooftops, and which function to drain excess water from these areas. They function to aid in flood remediation, remove rain, and minimise risk from heavy storms, and subsequently transport the untreated water into nature.

  • Detect flaws in pipeline infrastructure

    Detect flaws in pipeline infrastructure during construction or over the passage of time. Detect flaws such as construction defects, corrosion, ground movement, hot-tap made by error, and others.

  • Adjust cylinder valves

    Adjust the tension on the cylinder valves or change the valves with torque wrench.

  • Test pipeline infrastructure operations

    Perform tests on pipelines, such checking whether there is continuous flow of materials through them, examining for leakages, and assessing the suitability of the location of the pipeline is.

  • Install plumbing systems

    Install systems of pipes, drains, fittings, valves, and fixtures designed for the distribution of potable water for drinking, heating, washing and waste removal.

  • Assemble manufactured pipeline parts

    Assemble parts and components made for pipelines in companies or sites. Construct pipeline infrastructures or re-assemble parts that were taken out for repair. Use welding equipment and other tools in assembly activities.

  • Ensure regulatory compliance in pipeline infrastructures

    Ensure that the regulations for pipeline operations are met. Ensure pipeline infrastructure compliance with legal mandates, and compliance with regulations governing the transportation of goods via the pipelines.

  • Lay pipe installation

    Install the system of pipes used to transport a fluid, be it a liquid or a gas, from one point to aNother and connect it to the fuel and water supply lines, air ducts, and other components.

Optional knowledge and skills

advise on equipment maintenance maintain records of maintenance interventions operate soldering equipment examine engineering principles use personal protection equipment operate welding equipment regulate the flow of substances in pipelines carry out cleaning of road drains engineering principles maintain water storage equipment mitigate environmental impact of pipeline projects maintain water distribution equipment perform follow-up on pipeline route services repair pipelines supervise sewerage systems construction inspect pipelines maintain industrial equipment maintain water treatment equipment