About This Career
Valve Technicians are responsible for installing, maintaining, inspecting, testing, dismantling, cleaning, and repairing mechanical regulating and controlling devices used to control, direct and measure the flow of oil and gas at the wellhead through gathering lines, pipelines and in plants. This includes equipment such as electric meters, gas regulators, thermostats, safety and flow valves.
Education: A high school diploma (or equivalent) is required. Mechanical aptitude along with specific technical training on valves and valve repair is an asset. Some employers will prefer a diploma in instrumentation, electrical, electrical or mechanical engineering technology.
Employment: This occupation is found in both onshore and offshore environments and is typically employed in the oil and gas services and pipeline sectors of the oil and gas industry.
Example titles: Valve Assembler, Field Service Technician, Service Technician, Pipeline Technician
- Here are the two most recent postings:
Hvac (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) systems specialist
Posted on Sep 13 2017
By Dfc mechanical ltd.Winnipeg Dependant upon experience
Hvac (heating, ventilation and air conditioning) technologist
Posted on Aug 30 2017
By Bmc contracting ltd.Truro Dependant upon experience
Long Periods of Standing
Some Overtime Required
Technicians and Technologists
Oil and gas services
Exploration and production
- High School Diploma (or equivalent)
- Class 5 driver’s licence and a clean driving record