Gas Fitter



Gas fitters install, inspect, repair and maintain gas lines and gas equipment such as meters, regulators and heating units in various establishments. They are employed by gas utility companies and gas servicing companies.

Duties:

  • Review drawings and specifications to determine the layout of the installation and materials required
  • Install and maintain gas meters, components, regulators and gas lines
  • Dig ground to expose gas lines and repair damaged pipes
  • Record work performed, the location and condition of pipelines to ensure safety
  • Test and replace defective equipment or components
  • Follow regulations for installing gas mains, understand blue prints and communicate information

Essential Skills:

  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Document Use
  • Scheduling
  • Measurements & Calculations

Skills:

  • Good organizational skilled to track locations of repairs
  • Able to follow direction and work independently
  • Understand and read blueprints and drawings
  • Good math skills and able to perform calculations
  • Can work with hand tools and equipment
  • Written skills to complete required documentation

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Education:

    A high school diploma is required

Education Requirements :

  • Several years of experience in the construction industry
  • Completion of the Gas Technician Certification program
  • On the job training is required
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Program Description:

Students learn the theory and practical skills required to obtain the Technical Standards and Safety Authority (TSSA) Gas Technician 3 (G.3) and Gas Technician 2 (G.2) certifications. Workplace safety, tools, characteristics of natural gas, codes/regulations, electricity, technical specifications, basic piping systems, and  gas appliances are taught. Also covered are piping/tubing systems, electricity, controls, systems, gas meters, pressure regulators, gas-fired refrigerators, conversion burners, water heaters, various heating systems, venting practices, forced air add-on devices, and air handling.

Schools

  • ALGONQUIN COLLEGE-GAS TECHNICIAN
  • CENTENNIAL COLLEGE-GAS TECHNICIAN
  • CONESTOGA COLLEGE-GAS TECHNICIAN
  • DURHAM COLLEGE-GAS TECHNICIAN
  • FANSHAWE COLLEGE-GAS TECHNICIAN
  • GEORGE BROWN COLLEGE-GAS TECHNICIAN
  • GEORGIAN COLLEGE-GAS TECHNICIAN
  • MOHAWK COLLEGE-GAS TECHNICIAN
  • ST LAWRENCE COLLEGE-GAS TECHNICIAN
  • TS TECHNICIAL COLLEGE-GAS TECHNICAN


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Did you know

Natural gas chiefly consists of methane (CH4), but also contains other hydrocarbons such as ethane, butane, propane and naphtha.

Gas Fitter
Did you know

By 2020, there will be 1 million skilled trades jobs available in Canada. Those with formal training in gas fitting will be in demand.

Gas Fitter
Did you know

Natural gas is odourless, colourless and flammable. It is non-toxic and lighter than air; companies add the rotten eggs smell – mercaptan – to make leaks easier to detect.

Gas Fitter
Did you know

The first pipelines were built in China in 500 BC. The lines, made of bamboo, moved gas used to make evaporated salt brine.

Gas Fitter
Did you know

Natural gas comes in 2 forms – dry or wet. Dry gas is used for heating and for electrical power generation. Dry gas is almost completely methane

Gas Fitter
What to Expect
Alex Pelluso

Gas Fitter

When I started with this company I was basically a helper and I had no idea it would end up as good as it did. I didn’t even know what a gas fitter was when I got hired. The company does new mechanical installations but mostly we have contracts to…
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Essentials Skills
Gas Fitter


  • Reading Text
  • Writing
  • Document Use
  • Scheduling
  • Measurements & Calculations
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Gas Fitter

Education Roadmap

Gas Fitter

Career ETA: 3 years

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