Hydro Blaster/Vacuum Technician

Hydro Blaster / Vacuum Technician transports, performs setup, inspects, operates, maintains and repairs high pressure water blasting equipment and industrial vacuuming equipment to perform proper removal, containment, transporting, and disposal of both hazardous and non-hazardous materials for the purpose of cleaning. The Hydro Blaster / Vacuum Technician will perform physical activities that require strength and flexibility of your whole body for handling, positioning, moving and manipulating materials and equipment. The operation of vehicles, mechanized devices, or equipment-running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment such as forklifts and vacuum trucks may also be required. The Hydro Blaster will signal equipment operators to facilitate alignment, movement or adjustment of machinery, equipment, or materials.

Additionally, he/she will perform some or all of the following tasks: measure, mark or record openings of distances to layout areas where construction will be performed; clean or prepare construction sites to eliminate possible hazards; control traffic passing near, in, or around work zones; and load, unload, or identify building materials, machinery, or tools, distributing them to the appropriate locations, according to project plans or specifications.

Specifically, the Vacuum Technician operates a variety of mechanical and manual servicing equipment for industrial services in accordance with approved methodologies; and manually cleans, installs, fits, repairs valves, caps, hoses, pumps, gaskets and all other external and internal equipment on projects. The Hydro Blaster/Vacuum Technician operates all necessary cleaning equipment such as high pressure pumps, in service line hydro-blasting, grit-blasting, and vacuum), in accordance with operation training and guidelines and safety procedures.

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The Bureau of Labor Statistics says that construction managers made $93,900 a year on average as of May 2011.
The highest-paid 10 percent of managers earned over $149,070 a year, while the lowest-paid 10 percent made less than $50,650.
Fifty percent of construction managers earned between $64,780 and $112,020 a year.
An average union construction worker makes more than the average computer worker and has better benefits than the average big company employee.
Construction work employs more people in North America than most any other industry.
Union construction commands higher wages, better health, welfare, and pension benefits, more political influence, better working conditions, more bargaining power, and money for training.
According to the National Association of Home Builders, 8.7 million Americans worked in construction as of 2010.
As of 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the median wage for basic construction laborers was $29,280 a year.
The FTI and its regional training centers provide craft-specific training, education, and on-the-job learning opportunities in 8 apprenticeable crafts.
FTI instructors are craft experts trained in the development and use of instructional aides, communication skills and classroom organizational techniques, as well as adult learning principles.
The FTI uses a DOL approved program of study for each of the trades it represents.
Students of the FTI learn through classroom instruction and hands-on skills practice with industry experts.
FTI students are employable.
You will be trained to work according to safe work practices and to recognize health and safety hazards to yourself, your co-workers, and the surrounding environment.
An average union construction worker makes more than the average computer worker and has better benefits than the average big company employee.
Construction work employs more people in North America than most any other industry.
Union construction commands higher wages, better health and welfare benefits, full employment, more political influence, better pension benefits, better working conditions, more bargaining power, and more money for training.
According to the National Association of Home Builders, 8.7 million Americans worked in construction as of 2010.
As of 2010, the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) reports that the median wage for basic construction laborers was $29,280 a year.

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