Vacuum Truck Technician Training

Vacuum Truck Technician Training

The Vacuum Truck Technician training course is targeted to those that own or operate a vacuum truck which is used to clean septic tanks, aerobic treatment units, holding tanks or grease traps. It is directed specifically at owners and employees who may just be starting in business and need a good solid base of information to work with to perform their daily tasks. At the same time this one day training provides a good refresher and overview for even experienced operators.

Topics of instruction include:

  • Materials to pump and avoid
  • Government regulations
  • Truck equipment and components
  • Drive and Control mechanisms
  • Basic and advanced pump out skills and procedures
  • Loading and unloading
  • Safety and emergency response plans
  • Customer interaction and education
  • Reasons to manage these materials
  • Basic science of vacuum and pressurization
  • Pumps
  • Basic Pump Truck Operation
  • Manifests and reports

This training is done through the use of presentations, videos and hands on exercises with a pump truck. The program has been developed with a grant from the USEPA, funding provided through the NAWT Education program and in partnership with the National Onsite Wastewater Education and Research Foundation, Inc. and the Pennsylvania Septage Management Association (PSMA). The PSMA has developed and conducts a “train the trainer” program so that the course can be presented in your state or within your company.


  • Members: $350.00 (+HST)
  • Non Members: $550.00 (+HST)
  • Duration: 6 Hours

Vacuum Truck Technician

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