Having your Gas Technician license opens up a number of doors for you in the workplace. We've been highlighting some of the careers you can get once you have finished your Ontario skilled trades training, and once of those options is a gas appliance repair technician. Let's look at a quick introduction to what you'll be doing as a gas appliance repair technician and some key takeaways from your Gas Technician training that will help you succeed once you get to the workplace.
Being A Gas Appliance Repair Technician
As a gas appliance repair technician you will be responsible for diagnosing issues with and repairing water heaters, washers, dryers, stoves, or fireplaces. With your G3 or G2 license, you will be specializing in the maintenance of gas appliances - specifically, gas appliances that utilize heating devices.
This means you'll likely be looking at thermocouples (also referred to as heat sensors), thermostats, safety valves, and pilot lights. Pilot lights are often the main source of the issue, and will most commonly be the reason you are called to a home.
Tips For Success
As a gas appliance repair technician, you'll be working in the home of your clients, which means it's crucial that you have good customer service skills. When clients call for a gas appliance repair technician, they want someone they can feel comfortable inviting into their home. Your success in this field depends on your customers, so you want to ensure that you get good reviews.
It's also important as a gas appliance repair technician to keep up with manufacturers you work with frequently. Following the news and ensuring you know about the latest innovations and service bulletins in the industry means you'll be able to easily diagnose problems. Be sure you're continuing to educate yourself, even after you finish your gas technician course.
Why The Skilled Trades Academy Is Right For You
While it is possible to learn through hands on training as you work when becoming a gas appliance repair technician, many companies require a Gas Technician program graduate. When you hold your G3 or G2 license, you'll get hired faster and companies will have much more confidence in your ability to work on your own without much further training.
If you're interested in taking one of our Gas Technician courses to learn about temperature control, heat distribution, and equipment design from experts in the field, connect with the Niagara Skilled Trades Academy below.