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Gas service technician

Gas service technicians install, service and repair gas appliances and heating systems.

Potential salary

£12,000 to £38,000

Employment by 2024


Working hours

41 to 43 a week

  • the ability to use, repair and maintain machines and tools
  • to be thorough and pay attention to detail
  • customer service skills
  • the ability to use your initiative
  • knowledge of building and construction
  • analytical thinking skills
  • patience and the ability to remain calm in stressful situations
  • persistence and determination
  • the ability to work well with others
  • to be able to carry out basic tasks on a computer or hand-held device

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 could work at a client's business or at a client's home.

Your working environment may be physically demanding, at height and cramped.

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.

You can get more advice about careers in the gas industry from Talent Source Network.

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