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Working As A Gas Technician

  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Performing General Physical Activities
  • Getting Information
  • Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment
  • $36,630

    Average Salary

What Does A Gas Technician Do At Spacex

* Assist with testing, repairing, and installing gas equipment
* Cut, thread, and join pipes using hand tools
* Position heavy equipment, connect regulators to test stands, and turn screw adjustments until gauges indicate that the inlet and outlet pressures meet specifications
* Report hazardous field situations, disconnect and/or remove defective or unauthorized meters using hand tools
* Lubricate wearing surfaces of mechanical parts, using oils or other lubricants
* Turn valves to allow measured amounts of air or gas to pass through meters at specified flow rates
* Attach air hoses to meter inlets; then plug outlets and observe gauges for pressure losses in order to test internal seams for leaks
* Disassemble and repair mechanical control devices and valves, such as regulators, thermostats, or hydrants, using power tools, hand tools, and cutting torches
* Turn valves to allow measured amounts of air or gas to pass through meters at specified flow rates
* Shut off service and notify repair crews when major repairs are required, such as the replacement of underground pipes or wiring

What Does A Gas Technician Do At Iberdrola USA

* Weekly on call rotation
* Inspection of work performed by contractors
* Main and service installation
* Meter installation and reading
* Emergency response to gas odor calls
* Operation and maintenance of metering and regulating stations
* Operation and maintenance of district regulator stations
* Emergency response to alarms at stations
* Locating facilities in response to Dig Safe calls / QAQC of contractor Dig Safes
* Periodic testing, inspection, and leak surveys
* Perform Gas Analysis and Safety Demonstrations
* Assume the duties of the Operations Supervisor in his absence
* Record keeping in accordance with MNGs Operating & Maintenance procedures
* Work with Marketing to locate meters and service for new customers
* Preparation and submission of necessary permits for pipe installation (related to operation and maintenance
* installations)
* Inspection of work performed by the construction coordinator
* After hours response to Bath, Brunswick, Bowdoin, Freeport, Gorham, Pownal, Topsham, West Bath and
* Windham with in 1 hour from residence while on call

What Does A Gas Technician Do At Regeneron Pharmaceuticals

* The Director of G&A Technologies will work with G&A business leaders, IT G&A Relationship Managers and IT Leadership to understand, document, functional strategic imperatives for the purpose of Architecting, Solutioning, Implementing (Build) and Operating (Run) the G&A technology landscape.
* Foster a strong customer service mind-set throughout the G&A Technology team, while championing thought leadership and innovation with business partners
* Be a trusted advisor to business partners regarding technology concerns, concepts, and opportunities.
* Accountable for assessing existing systems and services and recommending new platforms or services to meet business outcomes in combination with the Director of ERP Services.
* Define and maintaining the 1
* year roadmap through cross functional engagement (inclusive of people, process, technology and associated costs).
* Collaborate with senior ITLT colleagues to ensure all Roadmaps/Application Development projects are managed as an Enterprise portfolio
* Responsible for design, technology and architecture decisions.
* Ensures service continues to meet functional needs and stays current with industry best practices.
* Oversee the planning, control and management of the Applications; Oversee policies and procedures related to development and operation; develop strategic relationships with other team members and partner across the IT team
* Executes on roadmap – project planning and execution, issue and risk management, stakeholder management and developing and delivering effective communications.
* Develop strong partnerships with vendors utilized in the delivery of the solution and service provided.
* Accountable for service levels throughout entire service delivery chain.
* Accountable for the run organization that supports all (non
* ERP) G&A technologies.
* Coordinates and manages activities of cross-functional support personnel.
* Manages demand and prioritizes activities (projects and enhancements) as needed.
* Plans for changes in demand over the life of the service.
* Ensures compliance with applicable regulations (SOX, FDA, etc.).
* Provide oversight and management of the (non
* ERP) G&A Technology team; direct, develop, and provide leadership

What Does A Gas Technician Do At Weatherford

* Assist in preparing and loading jobs in addition to cleaning, inspecting, and refurbishing equipment.
* Operate crane and/or forklift to load and unload jobs.
* Clean, service, and refurbish tools as required by supervisor.
* Assembly and disassembly of tools relative to services provided per location.
* Available on a 24 hour basis to respond to customer needs.
* Work assignments carried out to the highest quality level.
* Perform various other duties and activities as assigned by supervisor within the physical constraints of the job

What Does A Gas Technician Do At Southern Company

* Efficiently works a route to complete customer and compliance orders in a timely manner and
* in accordance with company policies and procedures and operator qualifications procedures.
* Observes all safety requirements and regulatory guidelines to ensure compliance.
* Actively and accurately captures documentation in the Mobile Data Terminal and recognizes
* abnormal operating conditions such as corrosion, meters under stress, etc.
* Assists in connecting and disconnecting gas service, manually turning meters on and off.
* Assists in conducting investigations of high bill complaints, stop meters and special readings
* by meter reading validation.
* Assists in performing regular meter inspections, paints and maintenance of above and below
* ground gas systems.
* Responds to questions from customers and provides answers directly or by referral.
* Provides assistance with all distribution activities involved with the installation, repair and
* maintenance of the distribution system to include:
* Operating basic equipment and tools
* Traffic control
* Landscaping and general maintenance
* Digging, shoring, repairing leaks, testing and wrapping pipes
* Pressure recording devices
* Uses a variety of tools (hand, air, shovels, etc.) while performing distribution crew activities.
* Ensures truck is stocked with equipment, supplies, tools and other equipment in neat and
* orderly condition.
* Operates Automated Dispatch system to complete meter reads and turn-offs service at
* customer’s premise.
* Identifies abnormal operating conditions and takes appropriate actions.
* Performs simple sniff tests to detect gas leaks.
* Performs other job-related duties as required

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How To Become A Gas Technician

Jobs in this field typically do not require any formal education beyond high school. General maintenance and repair workers often learn their skills on the job. They start by doing simple tasks and watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers.


Many maintenance and repair workers learn some basic skills in high school shop or technical education classes, postsecondary trade or vocational schools, or community colleges.

Courses in mechanical drawing, electricity, woodworking, blueprint reading, mathematics, and computers are useful. Maintenance and repair workers often do work that involves electrical, plumbing, heating, and air-conditioning systems or painting and roofing tasks. Workers need a good working knowledge of many repair and maintenance tasks.

Practical training, available at many adult education centers and community colleges, is another option for workers to learn tasks such as drywall repair and basic plumbing.


General maintenance and repair workers usually start by watching and learning from skilled maintenance workers. They begin by doing simple tasks, such as fixing leaky faucets and replacing lightbulbs. After gaining experience, general maintenance and repair workers move on to more difficult tasks, such as overhauling machinery or building walls.

Some general maintenance and repair workers learn their skills by assisting other types of repair or construction workers, including machinery repairers, carpenters, or electricians.

Licenses, Certifications, and Registrations

Licensing requirements vary by state and locality. For more complex tasks, workers may need to be licensed in a particular specialty, such as electrical or plumbing work.


Some maintenance and repair workers decide to train in one specific craft and become craftworkers, such as electricians, heating and air-conditioning mechanics, or plumbers.

Other maintenance workers eventually open their own repair or contracting business. However, those who want to become a project manager or own their own business may need some postsecondary education or a degree in construction management. For more information, see the profile on construction managers.

Within small organizations, promotion opportunities may be limited.

Important Qualities

Customer-service skills. These workers interact with customers on a regular basis. They need to be friendly and able to address customers’ questions.

Dexterity. Many repair and maintenance tasks, such as repairing small devices, connecting or attaching components, and using hand tools, require a steady hand and good hand–eye coordination.

Troubleshooting skills. Workers find, diagnose, and repair problems. They perform tests to figure out the cause of problems before fixing equipment.

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Gas Technician Demographics


  • Male

  • Female

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  • White

  • Hispanic or Latino

  • Asian

  • Unknown

  • Black or African American

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Languages Spoken

  • Spanish

  • French

  • Portuguese

  • German

  • Polish

  • Italian

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Top Skills for A Gas Technician


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Top Gas Technician Skills

  1. Safety Procedures
  2. Emergency Response
  3. Pipeline Safety
You can check out examples of real life uses of top skills on resumes here:
  • Experience in performing well site safety audits, personnel safety coordination, safety management, and compilation of safety procedures.
  • Provide support and emergency response for Gas and Electric Operations activities.
  • Loaded propane tanks onto Gas Carriers and loaded the large yard tanks onto commercial and residential properties.
  • Experience with Toxic Gas Monitoring System equipment and Life Safety Protocols and including testing and troubleshooting.
  • complete preventive maintenance such as tune ups, oil change, and repair drivability concerns, electrical concerns as well.

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