Hydro Blaster/Vacuum Technician

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
19760
State
DC
Created
Apr 04, 2021
Updated
Apr 04, 2021

Time-Based Skills

10 skill sets | 50 total skills | 19760 total hours
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
320 hrs
Health And Safety Awareness: Perform a job analysis for safe working conditions - 2240 req. hrs
Attend pre-job safety meetings
320 hrs
Adhere to site specific safety rules and federal regulations
320 hrs
Observe Vessel Entry/Confined Space regulations
320 hrs
Read and understand MSDS
320 hrs
Maintain the recommended operating pressure of the job scope
320 hrs
Establish and maintain a safe working perimeter
320 hrs
Health And Safety Awareness: Safely demonstrate the proper use and maintenance of hydro blasting/vacuuming equipment including, but not limited to - 5120 req. hrs
Mechanical System Safety
320 hrs
Electrical System Safety
320 hrs
Pump Safety
320 hrs
Fitting Safety
320 hrs
Hose Safety
320 hrs
Surface Cleaning
320 hrs
Tube Cleaning
320 hrs
Lance Safety
320 hrs
Vehicle Safety
320 hrs
Health And Safety Awareness: Administer the proper medical procedures associated with hydro blasting/vacuuming injuries - 5440 req. hrs
320 hrs
Introduction To The Hydro Blasting Trade - 6720 req. hrs
Identify and explain the basic terminology used in the hydro blasting trade
320 hrs
Apply the concepts of pressure, flow rate, and velocity as they pertain to the hydro blasting trade
320 hrs
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
320 hrs
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
320 hrs
Hydroblasting Equipment - 11760 req. hrs
Identify and explain the various components and operations of the hydro blasting system, including: Power (Drive) Units, Diesel, Gas, Propane, etc.
560 hrs
Identify and explain the various components and operations of the hydro blasting system, including: Pumps, Crankshaft (power end), Piston (fluid end)
560 hrs
Identify and explain the various components and operations of the hydro blasting system (valves), including: Dump Valve, Changeover Valve, Relief Valve
560 hrs
Identify and explain the various components and operations of the hydro blasting system, including: Hoses, Feed Hose, Lead Hose, Work Hose
560 hrs
Identify and explain the various components and operations of the hydro blasting system: Guns, Dump, Dry Shut-off, Lance (Flex and Rigid)
560 hrs
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
560 hrs
Perform daily inspections to insure safe operation of hydro blasting equipment
560 hrs
Apply the operational productivity procedures identified by industry standards
560 hrs
Identify potentially hazardous chemicals, materials and conditions and the requirements for loading and unloading the truck
560 hrs
Hydro Blasting Techniques - 14000 req. hrs
Recognize an example of a pre-service and operational checklist for high pressure water cleaning
560 hrs
List and demonstrate, in the correct order, the proper pre-operating procedures used in hydro blasting, including: Pre-job Planning, Area Limits, Hook-up
560 hrs
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
560 hrs
Demonstrate the proper safe operating procedures for the following hydro blasting techniques: Shot gunning, Line Moleing , Flex Lancing, Rigid Lancing, Stationary Oscillating Head
560 hrs
Hydro Blasting Maintenance - 14640 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
160 hrs
Use only the tools and parts recommended by the manufacturer for assembling and disassembling high pressure components
160 hrs
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)
160 hrs
Adhere to the manufacturer’s recommendations for circulating antifreeze through the system’s water lines
160 hrs
Vacuum Technician Techniques - 19120 req. hrs
Identify and explain the basic terminology used in the Vacuum Truck Technician trade
560 hrs
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
560 hrs
Apply the concepts of pressure and vacuum as they pertain to the vacuuming trade
560 hrs
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).
560 hrs
Identify the various types of vacuum trucks and their applications, including: Dry Vacuum Truck, Wet Vacuum Truck, Combination (Dry/Wet) Vacuum Truck, Hydro Excavator
560 hrs
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
560 hrs
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),
560 hrs
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
560 hrs
Vacuum Technician Maintenance - 19760 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
160 hrs
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
160 hrs
Identify the proper use of tools and equipment for repairing vacuum truck equipment
160 hrs
Recognize when the vacuum truck equipment is in need of maintenance and notify the appropriate supervisor
160 hrs

Technical Instruction

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