Gas fitters

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7253

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

Job Duties for Gas fitters

  • Study drawings and specifications to determine the layout of the installation and materials required
  • Measure and mark reference points for installation of gas lines and equipment
  • Install and maintain gas meters and regulators and gas lines between gas unit and gas meter
  • Install, maintain and service gas heating units and their components, such as burners, valves and automatic controls
  • Test and replace defective equipment or components
  • Test and adjust control mechanisms and check pipes and piping connections for gas leaks using gas detecting devices
  • Attend to gas escape calls and assist in the investigation of gas fires and explosions
  • Prepare reports on work performed and condition of facilities
  • Advise clients regarding standards, safety features and maintenance of gas units and systems
  • Convert motor vehicles or appliances to use natural gas fuels
  • May repair and service gas appliances and related equipment.

Working Conditions for Gas fitters

Work is performed indoors and outdoors, as well as tight spaces and heights. Rigorous safety measures are followed when working with explosive gases, with safety equipment also worn.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Apprentice Gas Fitter
  • District Gas Serviceman/woman
  • Furnace Converter
  • Gas Customer Servicer
  • Gas Fitter
  • Gas Fitter Apprentice
  • Gas Fitter Trainee
  • Gas Fitter-installer
  • Gas Main Fitter
  • Gas Pipe Mechanic
  • Gas Pipefitter
  • Gas Servicer
  • Gas Technician
  • Gas Works Troubleshooter
  • Industrial Gas Fitter-tester
  • Industrial Gas Servicer
  • Journeyman/woman Gas Fitter
  • Gas Fitter
  • Gas Fitter Apprentice
  • Gas Servicer
  • Gas Technician
  • Industrial Gas Fitter-tester
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