What does a Gas Technician (636G) do?

Gas Technicians install, repair, maintain, and inspect gaseous fuel pipelines and appliances in homes, commercial buildings, or industrial settings.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Understand and demonstrate safe working practices and procedures
  • Prepare for installation, service, or maintenance of gas-fired appliances
  • Use hand tools, power tools, and a variety of measuring devices to check pressure, temperature, flow, and electrical current
  • Install venting and combustion air systems, piping/tubing, and electrical components for appliances
  • Connect appliances to heat distribution systems
  • Commission, maintain, and service gas-fired systems

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Secondary school diploma required with credits in math, physics, technological education, drafting, and computer studies
  • While not mandatory, completion of an apprenticeship including 6,200-hours of on-the-job and in-school training is recommended

What's Your Future as a Gas Technician (636G)?

  • Full-time, mostly indoor work
  • Work locations depend on the location of installation or repair work
  • Employers include gas utility and servicing companies; plumbing, heating, and air conditioning construction firms; mechanical construction firms; and self-employment

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage starts at 50% of journeyperson's and increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn an average of $32.00-$42.00 per hour. 


Gas Technician (636G)

Ask Yourself: Yes No
Do you have good hand-eye coordination?
Are you able to work indoors and outdoors? Are you comfortable working at all heights?
Do you have a driver’s license and a good driving record?
Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines?
Are you comfortable with travelling for work?
Do you enjoy problem-solving and coming up with a solution?
Are you reliable, a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision? Can you start and finish work on time?

If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as a Gas Technician (636G) may be for you!

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  • Refrigeration and Air Conditioning Mechanic
  • Sheet Metal Worker
  • Electrician
  • Appliance Service Technician 
  • Welder

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