Industrial Gas Fitter

Install gas-heating units in industrial boilers.
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Salary Range
$28,000 – $80,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Industrial Gas Fitters do?

Installs gas-heating units in industrial boilers, and rebuilds firebox of coal-burning boilers to utilize gas, following blueprints and written specifications: Dismantles old firebox and removes obstructing boiler parts. Positions shoring to support boiler when portions of masonry supporting boiler must be removed. Installs or modifies metal structures inside firebox that support refractory lining, according to blueprints. Lays firebox [BRICKLAYER, FIREBRICK AND REFRACTORY TILE] and installs boiler parts previously removed. Installs required number of gas burners in firebox. Measures, cuts, threads, bends, and installs gas supply and feeder pipes between gas burners and previously installed gas meter [PIPE FITTER]. Installs air supply pipes between motor-blower and gas burners. Removes shoring, replaces masonry, and inspects all pipe joints and gas burners for leakage or incorrect installation.

Should I be an Industrial Gas Fitter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Industrial Servicer, Instrument Fitter

    How to become an Industrial Gas Fitter

    Industrial Gas Fitters generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Industrial Gas Fitter-related education!
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