Profession sewerage network operative

Sewerage network operatives maintain sewerage systems which remove and transport wastewater and sewerage. They inspect pipes, pumping stations, and mains, looking for leaks or other faults, and repair any problems. They clear blockages, and perform maintenance duties, using network maps and specialised software.

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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

  • Use personal protection equipment

    Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Inspect pipelines

    Walk flow lines to identify damage or leaks; use electronic detection equipment and conduct visual inspections.

  • 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.

  • 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 pumps

    Operate industrial pumps used to remove excess liquid.

  • Repair pipelines

    Conduct maintenance and repair work on pipelines to prevent or remedy damages using, if necessary, remote-controlled robots.

  • Read maps

    Read maps effectively.

  • Operate sumps

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

Optional knowledge and skills

geographic information systems mitigate environmental impact of pipeline projects use geographic information systems perform demarcation analyse experimental laboratory data maintain pipeline coating properties pipeline coating properties maintain septic tanks carry out cleaning of road drains perform laboratory tests advise on equipment maintenance document analysis results lay pipe installation clean industrial containers operate hydraulic machinery controls collect samples for analysis operate drilling equipment regulate the flow of substances in pipelines assemble manufactured pipeline parts laboratory techniques test samples for pollutants