Gasfitter (Domestic)

APPRENTICESHIP - YES

TRAINING

FUTURE OUTLOOK

At a glance

Domestic Gasfitters work on equipment with less than 400,000 BTUs (British thermal units). Gasfitters install, inspect, repair and maintain gas lines and gas equipment such as meters, regulators, heating units and appliances in residential, commercial and industrial establishments.

As a Gasfitter, your duties may include the following:

  • installing, repairing and maintaining gas meters, regulators, gas lines and gas appliances
  • testing and replacing defective equipment
  • attending to gas-escape calls and assisting in the investigation of gas fires and explosions
  • advising clients on safety features and maintenance of gas units
  • converting cars or appliances to use natural gas fuels
  • preparing work reports
  • reading and interpreting drawings and blueprints

Note: Works on equipment with up to and including 400,00 BTUs (British thermal units)


Career Video(s)

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Gasfitter (alis.alberta.ca, YouTube)


Work environment

Work environments for construction careers can be located outdoors or indoors or both. Work hours may vary as well. Some positions are seasonal while others are all year round, but part-time. Other positions are project-based and may require you to work full-time until the project is complete. And, of course there are careers that have full-time hours all year round.

Below is a list of workplaces where you might find opportunities to gain apprenticeship hours and/or experience. (Source: Apprenticeship Manitoba Handbook and Manitoba Prospects)

  • gas utility companies
  • gas servicing companies
  • mechanical and service companies
  • propane distributor
  • work in new home building and renovation
  • heavy industrial, institutional and commercial construction sectors

Other conditions: explosive gases, mandatory safety training, indoors and outdoors

Mini Skills Assessment

If you answer YES to the questions below, then becoming a Domestic Gasfitter may be the career for you!

  • Do you like talking with customers?
  • Are you physically fit?
  • Do you like to solve problems?
  • Are you mechanically inclined?
  • Do you have good hand-eye coordination?
  • Can you work with little to no supervision?

Essential Skills Profiles

The Government of Canada Job Bank has identified Nine Literacy and Essential Skills (Reading, Writing, Document Use, Numeracy, Computer Use, Thinking, Oral Communication, Working with Others, and Continuous Learning).

Below you will find links to the Essential Skills Profiles for this occupation and/or related ones.

Wages

Below you will find the annual salaries for apprentices and journeypersons for a Domestic Gasfitter.

Minimum for Apprentices

Skills Booklet 2016, Skills Canada/Manitoba

N/A (See Gasfitter)

Average for Journey Persons

Skills Booklet 2016, Skills Canada/Manitoba

N/A (See Gasfitter)

For more information on apprenticeship wages, visit http://www.gov.mb.ca/wdis/apprenticeship/discover/mbtrades/index.html

Training

Note: To receive the most up-to-date information about satisfying apprenticeship level requirements, contact Apprentice Manitoba or visit http://www.gov.mb.ca/wdis/apprenticeship/index.html

Domestic Gasfitter

(See Gasfitter for prerequisite requirements )

Program Length (Minimum Years)

2 years

Level Requirements

Required Hours for each level (L)

(See Gasfitter for prerequisite requirements)

L1:1, 800 hours L2: 1, 800 hours

Technical Training/Year (weeks in class)

Y1: 10 weeks Y2: 10 weeks

Additional Licensing

Yes: Domestic Gasfitter or ‘B’ License prerequisite required

Trades Qualification Requirements (minimum experience required)

Minimum years of experience required

(within last 10 years)

under development

Minimum hours experience required

under development

Practical Exam required

No

Compulsory Apprenticeship/Certificate of Qualifications required to work

No

Red Seal Trade available

No

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