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Gas Engineer

A career from studying Engineering - Gas Engineer                      

 

 As a gas network engineer or operative, you would install and maintain the pipelines that supply homes and businesses with gas. You may also be known as a service layer or mains layer, depending on the size of the pipes you worked with.                                                                                                                                                            

Your job would include:

  • digging holes by hand or using mechanical digging equipment
  • using maps and plans to trace where you need to dig
  • laying and repairing pipes and mains systems
  • connecting homes and businesses to the gas network
  • installing and maintaining gas pressure control equipment
  • responding to emergency gas escapes
  • filling in holes and repairing pavements and gardens when your work is done.

You must follow strict safety procedures at all times, and your work must meet the standards laid down by the gas company and the Health and Safety Executive. You will usually work as part of a small team of two or three, with one member of the team being the Team Leader. If you become the Team Leader, having achieved the relevant qualifications, you will determine how the job is tackled and direct the other members of the team.

  •  Hours - 37 per week
  • Starting salary  - £11,000

 For further information on how to become a Gas Engineer and / or search for related careers please visit:

https://nationalcareersservice.direct.gov.uk/advice/planning/jobprofiles/Pages/gasnetworkengineer.aspx