Profession drainage worker
Drainage workers assemble and maintain drainage and dewatering systems. They lay tubes or drainpipes to dry out the ground of a certain structure in order to put a hold to imminent groundwater. This work is usually performed under pavements and in basements.
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- 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.
Theoretical and practical applications of the science studying the action of displacements and forces on physical bodies to the development of machinery and mechanical devices.
- Mechanical systems
Mechanical systems, including gears, engines, hydraulic and pneumatic systems. Their functions and likely defects.
- Inspect drainage channels
Maintain and clear gutters, sewer systems, and other water carrying facilities to ensure proper drainage and prevent damage to infrastructure such as roads and railways.
- Keep airport drainage systems functional
Keep all the drainage systems in the airport functional - especially those in the runways. Aim to prevent the formation of standing water, ponds, and puddles.
- Inspect pipelines
Walk flow lines to identify damage or leaks; use electronic detection equipment and conduct visual inspections.
- Inspect sewers
Inspect sewage drains in order to detect explosive gases using gas analysis equipment.
- Provide pipe bedding
Lay bedding in a trench to stabilise a pipe if called for. Lay bedding beneath the pipe and around it to protect from environmental influences.
- Prevent pipeline deterioration
Ensure the conservation of pipelines by undertaking adequate maintenance of the system and its coating properties. Prevent corrosion formation, leaks, and other problems.
- Operate sumps
Operate industrial sumps used to remove excess liquid such as water or chemicals.
- Inspect construction supplies
Check construction supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems before using the material.
- Create open drainage systems
Build drainage systems in compliance with technical specifications.
- Perform drainage work
Dig draining ditches and lay the pipe or gutter installation to allow evacuation of surplus liquid and avoid subsidence or other damage.
- Use safety equipment in construction
Use elements of protective clothing such as steel-tipped shoes, and gear such as protective goggles, in order to minimise risk of accidents in construction and to mitigate any injury if an accident does occur.
- Follow health and safety procedures in construction
Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.
- Detect flaws in pipeline infrastructure
Detect flaws in pipeline infrastructure during construction or over the passage of time such as construction defects, corrosion, ground movement, hot-tap made by error, and others.
- 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.
- Manage sumps
Oversee correct operation of sumps; to make sure that the operations for collecting and removing the undesirable or excess liquid runs smoothly.
- Clear pipelines
Clear pipelines by pumping water or other substances through them, or wash the pipelines manually or using suitable machinery.
Optional knowledge and skillstest pipeline infrastructure operations install pvc piping design drainage well systems operate vacuum dewatering system inspect construction sites operate excavator health and safety hazards underground excavation techniques analyse various types of water transport pipes dig soil mechanically operate pumps operate gps systems repair pipelines set up temporary construction site infrastructure work in a construction team use measurement instruments types of bedding materials ensure regulatory compliance in pipeline infrastructures install drainage well systems
Source: Sisyphus ODB