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Gas service technicians work with all kinds of gas appliances and systems, installing, servicing and repairing where necessary. This is mainly in a domestic situation, including installing gas fires, boilers, cookers and other home appliances, but can also include other buildings such as schools and workplaces. Gas service technicians are relied on for common utilities such as central heating and wiring of hot water systems and showers.
Technicians that specialise in the installation and maintenance of gas appliances and systems are well trained and skilled to be able to deal with all sorts of situations. It is a highly technical profession, with use of various tools and equipment.
Daily tasks and duties of a gas service technician might include some of the following:
Gas service technicians will spend a lot of their time visiting different locations to install, check and repair systems and/or appliances. They may have other responsibilities depending on their employer including selling services or products to customers or dealing with general complaints. A major employer is British Gas, and there can be many roles and job levels within such a large company. Depending on the role within their company, gas service technicians could be responsible for one part of installation, maintenance or repairing, or could deal with all three areas.
It is an important job, as household boilers or gas cookers that go without proper installation and routine maintenance could potentially pose a danger to the user at a later date. Therefore, gas service technicians must be suitably trained in the use of specialist gas meters, and other equipment used to check the safety of a system or appliance.
Most gas service technicians will work normal weekly hours, but some companies may expect employees to sometimes work outside of normal hours, attending to emergency call-outs.