Profession septic tank servicer

Septic tank servicers clean and maintain septic systems. They repair damages and faults, and ensure the tanks are cleaned and maintained, operating cleaning and maintenance machinery, in compliance with safety procedures.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Enterprising
  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Waste transport legislation

    Regulations and legislation concerning the safe transportation of hazardous and non-hazardous waste materials, products, and appliances.

Skills

  • Ensure compliance with environmental legislation

    Monitor activities and perform tasks ensuring compliance with standards involving environmental protection and sustainability, and amend activities in the case of changes in environmental legislation. Ensure that the processes are compliant with environment regulations and best practices.

  • Maintain records of maintenance interventions

    Keep written records of all repairs and maintenance interventions undertaken, including information on the parts and materials used, etc.

  • Apply health and safety standards

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

  • Ensure equipment maintenance

    Ensure that the equipment required for operations is regularly checked for faults, that routine maintenance tasks are performed, and that repairs are scheduled and performed in the case of damage or flaws.

  • Operate sumps

    Operate industrial sumps used to remove excess liquid such as water or chemicals.

  • Perform cleaning activities in an environmentally friendly way

    Undertake all cleaning duties in a manner which minimises environmental damage, follow methods that lessen pollution and wastage of resources.

  • Operate pumps

    Operate industrial pumps used to remove excess liquid.

  • Maintain cleaning equipment

    Clean and preserve the equipment and material used for cleaning purposes in a proper state.

  • Maintain septic tanks

    Maintain effluent sewer systems which use septic tanks to collect sewage, and separate solid waste from it, from residential buildings or organisations. Perform routine maintenance tasks and cleaning duties, identify and repair faults.

  • Perform cleaning activities in an outdoor environment

    Adapt the cleaning working methods and procedures to the environmental conditions and adapt to weather conditions such as rain, strong wind or snow, when this affects the performance of the equipment or machinery that is being used.

Optional knowledge and skills

detect flaws in pipeline infrastructure advise on equipment maintenance pollution legislation prevent pipeline deterioration types of pipelines operate drilling equipment perform demarcation test samples for pollutants agree on repair arrangements report pollution incidents install septic systems dispose waste operate gas extraction equipment handle chemical cleaning agents inspect pipelines clean industrial containers drain hazardous liquids pollution prevention use personal protection equipment