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Hydro Blaster/Vacuum Technician

Published
Hybrid Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
International Union of Painters & Allied Trades District Council #53 JATC
O*Net Code
53-7061.00
Rapids Code
1110HY
Req. Hours
3600
State
DC
Created
Aug 27, 2021
Updated
Aug 27, 2021

Time-Based Skills

10 skill sets | 50 total skills
Health And Safety Awareness: PPE - 320 req. hrs
Don (put on), doff (remove), inspect, and maintain the proper PPE that should be worn during hydro blasting/vacuuming including, but not limited to: Head, Face, Eyes, Ears, Hands, Body, Feet, Respiratory
Health And Safety Awareness: Perform a job analysis for safe working conditions - 320 req. hrs
Attend pre-job safety meetings
Adhere to site specific safety rules and federal regulations
Observe Vessel Entry/Confined Space regulations
Read and understand MSDS
Maintain the recommended operating pressure of the job scope
Establish and maintain a safe working perimeter
Health And Safety Awareness: Safely demonstrate the proper use and maintenance of hydro blasting/vacuuming equipment including, but not limited to - 320 req. hrs
Mechanical System Safety
Electrical System Safety
Pump Safety
Fitting Safety
Hose Safety
Surface Cleaning
Tube Cleaning
Lance Safety
Vehicle Safety
Health And Safety Awareness: Administer the proper medical procedures associated with hydro blasting/vacuuming injuries - 320 req. hrs
Introduction To The Hydro Blasting Trade - 320 req. hrs
Identify and explain the basic terminology used in the hydro blasting trade
Apply the concepts of pressure, flow rate, and velocity as they pertain to the hydro blasting trade
Identify and explain the components of the hydro blasting system, including: Set-up, operation, delivery, and shut-down and roles and responsibilities of the hydro blasting team
Differentiate between the four basic categories of hydro blasting, including: Low Pressure Water Washing, High Pressure Water Washing, High Pressure Hydro blasting, Ultra High Pressure Hydro blasting
Hydroblasting Equipment - 560 req. hrs
Identify and explain the various components and operations of the hydro blasting system, including: Power (Drive) Units, Diesel, Gas, Propane, etc.
Identify and explain the various components and operations of the hydro blasting system, including: Pumps, Crankshaft (power end), Piston (fluid end)
Identify and explain the various components and operations of the hydro blasting system (valves), including: Dump Valve, Changeover Valve, Relief Valve
Identify and explain the various components and operations of the hydro blasting system, including: Hoses, Feed Hose, Lead Hose, Work Hose
Identify and explain the various components and operations of the hydro blasting system: Guns, Dump, Dry Shut-off, Lance (Flex and Rigid)
Identify and explain the various components and operations of the hydro blasting system: Nozzles, Rotating, Non-Rotating, Fan or zero-degree, Self-propelled or air-propelled, Single orifice, Multiple orifice, up to 5 tips
Perform daily inspections to insure safe operation of hydro blasting equipment
Apply the operational productivity procedures identified by industry standards
Identify potentially hazardous chemicals, materials and conditions and the requirements for loading and unloading the truck
Hydro Blasting Techniques - 560 req. hrs
Recognize an example of a pre-service and operational checklist for high pressure water cleaning
List and demonstrate, in the correct order, the proper pre-operating procedures used in hydro blasting, including: Pre-job Planning, Area Limits, Hook-up
List and demonstrate, in the correct order, the proper safe operating procedures used in hydro blasting, including: Start up, Operational Check, Tightening and Adjusting Components , Equipment Malfunction , Reaction Force , Operating Pressure and Orifice Selection, Effect of Pressure Change , Operator Position , Use of Balanced Nozzle Orifices , Procedures for Entering the Working Area , Additional Protection , Protective Equipment , Pressurizing the System
Demonstrate the proper safe operating procedures for the following hydro blasting techniques: Shot gunning, Line Moleing , Flex Lancing, Rigid Lancing, Stationary Oscillating Head
Hydro Blasting Maintenance - 160 req. hrs
Inspect and perform routine and scheduled maintenance checks as recommended by the manufacturer’s specifications on the following components of the hydro blasting system, including: Power (Drive) Unit, Pressure Pump, Water Inlet, Reservoir, and Booster Pumps, Filters and Strainers, Hose Assemblies, Nozzles, Guns , (Lance Connections and Trigger and Valve Controls), Foot Control Valves, Electrical Equipment (Electrical boxes, Connections, Switches, Cables, and Fittings), Rupture (Bursting) Discs, Trailers, Use only the tools and parts recommended by the manufacturer for assembling and disassembling high pressure components
Use only the tools and parts recommended by the manufacturer for assembling and disassembling high pressure components
Inspect all components of a high pressure water jet system to make sure they are of the correct size, thread, and pressure rating for the use intended (Compatibility)
Adhere to the manufacturer’s recommendations for circulating antifreeze through the system’s water lines
Vacuum Technician Techniques - 560 req. hrs
Identify and explain the basic terminology used in the Vacuum Truck Technician trade
Demonstrate the proper operating procedures used in vacuuming including: Hoses are properly routed, Safety Tees are properly installed, Vacuum equipment is working properly, Vehicle is properly grounded, Work areas are properly barricaded
Apply the concepts of pressure and vacuum as they pertain to the vacuuming trade
Identify and explain the various components and operations of the Vacuum Truck including, but not limited to: Technician Control Panel, Vacuum Pump, Primary Shut-Off Trap, Secondary Moisture Trap, Oil Catch Muffler, Manway (Access Panel), Vacuum Relief Valve, Pressure Relief Valve, Pressure/Vacuum Gauge, Oil Reservoir, Pre-filter, Oil Separator, Silencer, Exhaust Interceptor, Vacuum Tank (Carbon Steel, Aluminum, and Stainless Steel).
Identify the various types of vacuum trucks and their applications, including: Dry Vacuum Truck, Wet Vacuum Truck, Combination (Dry/Wet) Vacuum Truck, Hydro Excavator
List and demonstrate, in correct order, the pre-operating procedures used in vacuuming, including: Planning, Checklists, Hoses, Pipes, and Fittings Preparation, Electrical Equipment Preparation and Safety, Grounding, Review of MSDS
List and demonstrate, in correct order, the general operating procedures used in vacuuming according to the manufacturers’ recommendations, including: Starting the Truck Engine, Driving the Truck, Field Set-up, Position Hose and Safety Tee, Test Equipment and Safety Devices, Vacuum Loading Procedures, Material Disposal (including transporting materials),
Adhere to the appropriate safety procedures used in Vacuum Truck operations: Truck Mechanical Requirements, Gross Vehicle Weight Rating (GVWR), Personnel Proximity to Truck, Liquid Vacuum Truck Safety, Overhead Obstacles, Underground Issues, Uneven/Unstable Ground Conditions, Pedestrians, Higher Center of Gravity, Parking, Dumping of Truck Contents
Vacuum Technician Maintenance - 160 req. hrs
Inspect and perform routine and scheduled maintenance checks as recommended by the manufacturers’ specifications on the following components of the Vacuum Truck: Pre-Operational - Planning, Company Provided Checklists, Inspect Vehicles, Obtain and Inspect Tools and Equipment are in proper working condition, Obtain and Inspect PPE
Inspect and perform routine and scheduled maintenance checks as recommended by the manufacturers’ specifications on the following components of the Vacuum Truck: Operational - Proper shut-down procedures, Gather all tools and equipment, Clean all tools and equipment, Clean up project work site, Inspect vehicles prior to return trip, Closeout all project paperwork
Identify the proper use of tools and equipment for repairing vacuum truck equipment
Recognize when the vacuum truck equipment is in need of maintenance and notify the appropriate supervisor

Technical Instruction

Health And Safety Awareness - 16 req. hrs
List the proper PPE that should be worn during hydro blasting.
Recognize unsafe job site conditions.
Explain the importance of maintaining and using equipment safely.
Identify the nature of hydro blasting injuries.
Identify the proper medical procedures associated with hydro blasting injuries.
Define the key terms relating to Hazardous Waste.
Explain the operations that are covered by the HAZWOPER standard (the scope of the standard).
Compare and contrast the characteristics of a confined space with those of a permit-required confined space.
Identify 29 CFR 1910.146 as OSHA’s General Industry Confined Spaces Rule.
Describe the qualifications of a competent Aerial/Scissor Lift Operator.
Classify environmental hazards and related safety precautions, including fall protection, for aerial/scissor lift operations.
Describe the responsibilities, warning and instructions of the operator when working on an aerial platform.
Identify types of scissor lifts; their components and operations.
Introduction To The Hydro Blasting Trade - 16 req. hrs
Explain the concepts of pressure, flow rate, and velocity as they pertain to the hydro blasting trade.
Explain the historical significance of the hydro blasting trade.
Define hydro blasting and recognize the four categories of hydro blasting.
Identify the applications in which hydro blasting is used.
Determine the advantages and limitations of hydro blasting.
Identify and explain the basic terminology used in the hydro blasting trade.
Hydroblasting Equipment - 24 req. hrs
Identify the various components of the hydro blasting system.
Perform daily inspections to identify problems with equipment.
Apply the operational productivity procedures identified by industry standards.
Hydro Blasting Techniques - 24 req. hrs
Recognize an example of a pre-service and operational checklist for high pressure water cleaning.
List and demonstrate, in the correct order, the pre-operating procedures used in hydro blasting.
List and demonstrate, in the correct order, the operating procedures used in hydro blasting.
List and demonstrate, in the correct order, the operating procedures used in hydro excavation.
Hydro Blasting Maintenance - 16 req. hrs
Inspect and perform daily maintenance checks on all components of the system.
Perform routine inspections of all external and internal parts of valves, fittings and gun components of the system.
Provide scheduled servicing to the pump and major components of the system
Vacuum Technician Techniques - 40 req. hrs
Explain the history of Pressure Truck and Vacuum and its applications.
Define the basic terminology and training requirements associated with the Vacuum Technician trade.
Identify the components of the Pressure Truck and Vacuum.
Identify the appropriate Personal Protective Equipment used in the Vacuum Truck trade.
List and demonstrate, in correct order, the pre-operating procedures used in vacuuming.
Identify potentially hazardous chemicals, materials and conditions and the requirements for loading and unloading the truck.
List and demonstrate, in correct order, the general operating procedures used in vacuuming.
Vacuum Technician Maintenance - 40 req. hrs
Recognize when the vacuum truck equipment is in need of routine maintenance and servicing prior to, during and following operation.
Identify and perform the appropriate types (daily, interval, and scheduled) of routine maintenance and servicing of the vacuum truck equipment.
Identify the proper use of tools and equipment used for repairing vacuum truck equipment.
Recognize when the vacuum truck equipment is in need of advanced maintenance.
Perform the appropriate advanced maintenance based on the manufacturer’s recommendations.

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