• Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners
  • Architecture and Construction
  • Annual Median Wage
    $ 35,640
    $26,270 range bar $50,350
    Annual NC Wage Range
    Growth Rate
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    Very Fast Growing
  • Septic tank servicers and sewer pipe cleaners clean and repair septic tanks, sewer lines, or drains. They may patch walls and partitions of tank, replace damaged drain tile, or repair breaks in underground piping.

What do they typically do

  • Make sure that repaired sewer line joints are tightly sealed before backfilling begins
  • Drive trucks to transport crews, materials, and equipment
  • Measure excavation sites using plumbers' snakes, tapelines, or lengths of cutting heads within sewers, and mark areas for digging
  • Operate sewer cleaning equipment, including power rodders, high-velocity water jets, sewer flushers, bucket machines, wayne balls, and vac-alls
  • Install rotary knives on flexible cables mounted on machine reels according to the diameters of pipes to be cleaned
  • Prepare and keep records of actions taken, including maintenance and repair work
  • Pull cables out of pipes and check them for evidence of mud, roots, grease, and other deposits that indicate broken or clogged sewer lines
  • Communicate with supervisors and other workers using equipment such as wireless phones, pagers, or radio telephones

Number of Jobs

Average Annual
Job Growth +1.4%
Job Opening 179

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Drain Cleaner, Drain Technician, Public Works Technician, Septic Cleaner, Septic Pump Truck Driver, Septic Tank Service Technician, Service Technician, Sewer Bricklayer
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Education & Training

  • Education

    Some may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
    Associated Programs or Majors
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