Domestic / Commercial Gasfitter

WHAT YOU DO

Many homes and businesses depend on natural gas for heating, and natural-gas powered generators to keep the lights on when the power goes out, so keeping this equipment up and running is a top priority. As a Domestic/Commercial Gasfitter, you install, repair and maintain propane and natural gas regulated products found in homes and commercial buildings.

If you are a careful person who works well under pressure, and you don’t mind climbing ladders and squeezing into tight places, then a career in gasfitting could be for you. Depending on the day, you might find yourself inside a building or somewhere outside—either way, you’ll be in charge of your schedule and responsible for keeping the gas flowing safely.

Program details


WHAT YOU LEARN

  • How to interpret drawings and specifications
  • How to measure and mark reference points for gas installations
  • How to install and maintain gas meters, regulators and lines
  • How to install, maintain and service gas heating units and their components
  • How to repair and service gas appliances and related equipment
  • How to test for and deal with gas leaks

WHO YOU WORK FOR

Domestic/Commercial Gasfitters most often work for gas utility or gas servicing companies.

Types of Workplaces

  • Construction Firms
  • Manufacturing Facilities
  • Utility Industries
  • Energy Sector

WHO YOU’LL WORK WITH

You will be paired with an experienced Gasfitter who will teach you how to install, test, maintain, manufacture, assemble, construct, operate, alter and repair propane/natural gas regulated products for use in residential and commercial premises.

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Critical Skills

  • Use of power tools and equipment
  • Installation and service of fuel systems
  • Installation of venting and air supply
  • Installation and service of gas equipment
  • installation and service of controls and safeguards

Earn

$53K - $66K annually
$15.00 - $31.00 hourly

Work

  • 40
  • hours per week
    some overtime

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How to get started

ITA Youth Trade Programs let you get started in a trade while you’re still in high school. That means you could be working in your field, learning from experts and earning a paycheque — all before you graduate.