Gas Services TechnicianJob Description:
Gas service technicians install, service and repair gas appliances and heating systems.Job Category:
What you will do:
Your day-to-day duties might include:
- installing appliances and systems
- carrying out planned maintenance checks on systems and equipment
- testing controls and safety devices to make sure they’re working properly
- finding and repairing gas leaks using computerised fault-finding equipment
- replacing or repairing faulty or old parts
- ordering new parts
- keeping records of work you’ve carried out
- giving customers advice about gas safety and energy efficiency
You’ll also give customers quotes for jobs, sell additional company services and deal with complaints.
- practical skills for repairing and maintaining equipment
- to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device
As well as:
- to be thorough and pay attention to detail
- customer service skills
- the ability to use your initiative (drive)
- practical skills for installing equipment
- problem-solving skills
- patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
- persistence and determination
Qualifications and entry requirements will differ from country to country.
In the UK, to fully qualify as a gas service technician you’ll need:
- a recognised gas industry Level 3 qualification
- Gas Safe registration (used to be called CORGI registration)
To get Gas Safe registration, you’ll need a qualification that covers the safety requirements for the type of appliances you want to work on, for example boilers. If your qualification doesn’t cover all the safety requirements, then you could get your skills and knowledge assessed through the Accredited Certification Scheme (ACS).
You could also get into this career through an apprenticeship.
Working Hours and Environment:
You’ll usually work 8am to 5pm, Monday to Friday, and you may have to work on a rota if your employer offers 24-hour emergency cover.
You’ll work in customers’ homes or premises.
You’ll usually need a driving licence but your employer will supply a van and equipment.
The job can be physically demanding and may involve working in small, cramped spaces or at height.
Career Path & Progression:
With experience, you could move into gas engineering, or supervisory and management roles.
You could also set up your own gas fitting business, but you’d need considerable experience to do this.