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    Septic Tank Servicers and Sewer Pipe Cleaners

    Operate equipment to increase oil flow from producing wells or to remove stuck pipe, casing, tools, or other obstructions from drilling wells. May also perform similar services in mining exploration operations.

    Observe load variations on strain gauges, mud pumps, and motor pressure indicators; and listen to engines, rotary chains, and other equipment in order to detect faulty operations or unusual well conditions. Confer with other personnel in order to gather information regarding pipe and tool sizes, and borehole conditions in wells. Drive truck-mounted units to well sites. Install pressure-control devices onto well heads. Thread cables through pulleys in derricks and connect hydraulic lines, using hand tools. Start pumps that circulate water, oil, or other fluids through wells, in order to remove sand and other materials obstructing the free flow of oil. Close and seal wells no longer in use. Operate controls that raise derricks and level rigs. Direct drilling crews performing such activities as assembling and connecting pipe, applying weights to drill pipes, and drilling around lodged obstacles. Perforate well casings or sidewalls of boreholes with explosive charges. Quote prices to customers; and prepare reports of services rendered, tools used, and time required so that bills can be produced. Direct lowering of specialized equipment to point of obstruction, and push switches or pull levers in order to back-off or sever pipes by chemical or explosive action. Plan fishing methods and select tools for removing obstacles, such as liners, broken casing, screens, and drill pipe, from wells. Analyze conditions of unserviceable wells in order to determine actions to be taken to improve well conditions. Assemble and lower detection instruments into wells with obstructions. Interpret instrument readings in order to ascertain the depth of obstruction. Assemble and operate sound-wave generating and detecting mechanisms in order to determine well fluid levels.

    Mechanical -- Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. Customer and Personal Service -- Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction. English Language -- Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. Public Safety and Security -- Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

    Equipment Maintenance -- Performing routine maintenance on equipment and determining when and what kind of maintenance is needed. Active Listening -- Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times. Operation Monitoring -- Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly. Troubleshooting -- Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it. Equipment Selection -- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. Repairing -- Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools. Operation and Control -- Controlling operations of equipment or systems. Coordination -- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions. Instructing -- Teaching others how to do something. Judgment and Decision Making -- Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

    Problem Sensitivity -- The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. Control Precision -- The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. Multilimb Coordination -- The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion. Arm-Hand Steadiness -- The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. Selective Attention -- The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted. Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). Inductive Reasoning -- The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events). Reaction Time -- The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears. Hearing Sensitivity -- The ability to detect or tell the differences between sounds that vary in pitch and loudness. Depth Perception -- The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.

    Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment -- Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft. Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. Controlling Machines and Processes -- Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates -- Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment -- Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles. Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events -- Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. Performing General Physical Activities -- Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings -- Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.