Natural Gas Industry

Natural Gas Delivery is a fast-growing industry that employs more than 109,000 Americans.

What Does A Natural Gas Technician Do?

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What Does A Natural Gas Technician Do?

After graduating and starting your career, you'll be a part of an exciting profession filled with challenges and responsibilities that include:

  • Installing gas distribution pipelines
  • Operating excavators to prepare job sites for gas installations
  • Building and installing meters and metal pipe work
  • Purging and pressure testing systems and performing relights on appliances
  • Performing pipe fusions, including butt fusion, electrofusion, mechanical coupling, and socket fusion
  • Interacting with customers

Start your 7-week training now --learn about the Natural Gas Technician Program (NGP)

Safety comes First

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Safety comes First

Today, all the tools, procedures, and safety gear exist for those working in the natural gas delivery industry to enjoy long and rewarding careers.

  • Comprehensive OSHA regulations
  • Formalized training and standardized procedures

11% Job Growth Rate View Source

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11% Job Growth Rate View Source

Natural Gas companies are installing up to 25,000 miles of gas lines each year, so skilled workers are in high demand.

Reasons you can expect a stable, long-term career:

  • Increasing demand for qualified technicians as retirement rates increase
  • Growing demand for natural gas—production up 11% from 2017-18
  • Increasing demand for clean energy
  • Cannot be outsourced

Start your 7-week training now --learn about the Natural Gas Technician Program (NGP)

Career Opportunities

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Career Opportunities

The NLC Natural Gas Technician Program graduates have many career options with utility companies and construction companies, including:

  • Gas plumbers, pipefitters, and steamfitters
  • Utility meter readers
  • Pipelayers
  • Surveying and mapping technicians
  • Gas compressor and gas pumping station operators
  • Welders, cutters, solderers, and brazers
  • Gas plant operators
  • Control and valve installers
  • Inspectors

Career Advancement Opportunities

Many graduates who work with utility companies go on to become:

  • Crew Leader
  • Superintendent
  • Project Director
  • Safety Officer
  • Training Director
We recently hired two NLC grads and already promoted one to foreman.
-Jake Wallin,
Mears Group, one of the nation's largest National Gas Contractors
We recently hired two NLC grads and already promoted one to foreman.
— Jake Wallin,
Mears Group, one of the nation's largest National Gas Contractors
Jake Wallin

Start your 7-week training now --learn about the Natural Gas Technician Program (NGP)