Drain Cleaning Technician

Employment Type: Full-Time

POSITION SUMMARY: 

The Drain Cleaning Technician provides thorough diagnostics of drainage issues and cleans drain lines with drain cleaning equipment.

PRIMARY RESPONSIBILITIES:

  • Removes drain cover, using wrench.
  • Installs rotary knives on flexible cable, mounted on reel machine, according to diameter of pipe to be cleaned.
  • Starts machine to feed revolving cable into opening, stopping machine and changing knives as necessary to conform to diameter or contour of pipe.
  • Removes roots, debris, and other refuse from drains.
  • Withdraws cable to deposit accumulated residue, removed from pipe in containers for disposal.
  • Measures distance from drain opening to suspected leak/break
  • Repairs any breaks in piping
  • Maintain a professional image at all times by:
  • Wearing only company approved and provided BFP apparel
  • Following safety policies and procedures.
  • Abiding by ALL BFP standards of performance and code of ethics.
  • Maintaining a courteous demeanor with all customers and associates.
  • Maintains company vehicle, ensuring cleanliness and organization, both inside and out
  • Respecting the customer’s property.

REQUIRED KNOWLEDGE, SKILLS AND ABILITIES:

  • Must have a minimum of 2 year of verifiable drain cleaning experience in a residential service and maintenance operation.
  • Knowledge of plumbing field concepts, practices, best practices, procedures, tools, and equipment.
  • Computer proficiency to include Microsoft Word and Excel
  • Valid driver’s license and a clean driving record.

EDUCATIONAL/CERTIFICATION REQUIREMENTS:

  • GED or High School Diploma.

PREFERRED QUALIFICATIONS:

  • Associate’s degree in related field.

ENVIRONMENTAL CONDITIONS:

  • Field service environment.
  • Extreme weather conditions.
  • Extended work hours to include day and/or evening shifts
  • Local travel.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS:

  • Ability to work under stressful conditions and may be exposed to verbal and/or physical confrontations.
  • Must be able to work extended hours, nights or weekends.
  • Ability to stand, walk, and climb ladders and stairs.
  • Ability to climb, balance, stoop, kneel, crouch, and/or crawl.
  • Natural or corrected vision to see and focus for close, distance, peripheral vision with normal depth perception.
  • Work assignments may be performed with or without reasonable accommodation to a known disability.
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