Propane Service Technician

Competency-Based Apprenticeship
Sponsoring Company:
National Propane Gas Association
Industries
O*Net Code
49-9031.00
Rapids Code
0917CB
Req. Hours
0
State
DC
Created
Apr 29, 2021
Updated
Apr 29, 2021

Competency-Based Skills

26 skill sets | 26 total skills
Follow all safety policies and regulations.
Obtain the necessary license and meet Department of Transportation (DOT) requirements necessary to operate a commercial vehicle over 26,000 lbs.
Safely operate commercial vehicles and propane related equipment associated with the installation of propane containers and systems; such as tank trailers, trenchers, backhoes, lift gates, and vehicle mounted cranes.
Safely operate trucks and equipment associated with the installation of propane tanks; such as tank trailers, trenchers, backhoes, lift gates, and vehicle mounted cranes.
Test piping or tubing joints or connections for leaks, using acceptable methods including gauges, combustible gas detector or leak detector solution.
Repair or replace piping or tubing as necessary.
Install propane containers, exterior piping, regulators, interior piping, appliances, and venting systems.
Perform inspections, tests, and procedures to address gas odors and gas leaks.
Test electrical circuits or components for continuity, using electrical test equipment.
Repair or replace defective equipment, components, or wiring.
Troubleshoot heating or hot water systems with users to isolate problems or to verify that repairs have been completed.
Repair or service heating, hot water, and other propane appliances to improve efficiency, such as by changing filters, cleaning ducts, flues or making necessary adjustments.
Install, connect, or adjust thermostats, humidistats, timers, or other control equipment associated with heating, hot water, and other propane appliances.
Install heating, hot water, other propane appliances, and associated equipment.
Connect heating, hot water, and other propane appliances to gas and water sources to form complete system.
Study blueprints, design specifications, or manufacturers' recommendations to ascertain the configuration of heating or cooling equipment components and to ensure the proper installation of components.
Comply with all applicable standards, policies, or procedures that apply to the appliance system.
Test electrical wiring between controls and equipment, according to wiring diagrams, using the appropriate electrician's hand tools.
Diagnose and inspect systems to verify compliance with plans and specifications or to identify defects or locate malfunctions.
Install and test automatic, programmable, or wireless thermostats in residential or commercial buildings to minimize energy usage for heating or cooling.
Adjust system controls to settings recommended by manufacturer.
Recommend, develop, or perform preventive or general maintenance procedures, such as cleaning, power-washing, or vacuuming equipment, oiling parts, or changing filters.
Cut or drill holes in floors, walls, or roof to install equipment, using power tools such as saws or drills.
Measure, cut, thread, or bend piping or tubing, using the appropriate pipe fitter's tools.
Install heating, hot water, or other propane appliances, following blueprints or manufacturer's installation specifications.
Identify and inspect all components of The American Society of Mechanical Engineers (ASME) and DOT containers following regulations pertaining to each.

Technical Instruction

Basic Principles and Practices of Propane
Organizations that influence, publish or enforce codes and standards
# | 22 hrs
Introduction to basic principles and practices of propane
# | 22 hrs
Propane customer applications and customer service
# | 22 hrs
Sources and physical properties of propane
# | 22 hrs
Odorants and service interruptions
# | 22 hrs
Complete and incomplete combustion characteristics
# | 22 hrs
DOT cylinders, propane piping, and residential systems
# | 22 hrs
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Regulations
# | 22 hrs
Updated or new federal, state, and local regulations and policies
# | 22 hrs
Initial OSHA/DOT Training
Introduction to OSHA and DOT Training
# | 32 hrs
OSHA hazard communication
# | 32 hrs
DOT general awareness HAZMAT training
# | 32 hrs
Emergency response
# | 32 hrs
Loading and unloading
# | 32 hrs
CMV driver requirements
# | 32 hrs
Vehicle inspection
# | 32 hrs
Cylinder safety
# | 32 hrs
Materials of trade
# | 32 hrs
Security
# | 32 hrs
Designing and Installing Exterior Vapor Distribution Systems
Basic designing vapor distribution systems
# | 27 hrs
Designing vapor systems: container and lines
# | 27 hrs
Designing vapor distribution systems: regulators and meters
# | 27 hrs
Preparing system components for transport
# | 27 hrs
Installing containers
# | 27 hrs
Installing lines
# | 27 hrs
Installing regulators and meters
# | 27 hrs
Tank to tank transfer
# | 27 hrs
Other installations
# | 27 hrs
System tests
# | 27 hrs
Safety information
# | 27 hrs
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Regulations
# | 27 hrs
Updated or new federal, state, and local regulations and policies
# | 27 hrs
Placing Vapor Distribution Systems and Appliances into Operations
Vapor distribution system tests
# | 19 hrs
Validating vapor distribution systems
# | 19 hrs
Identifying venting requirements and characteristics
# | 19 hrs
Validating combustion air
# | 19 hrs
Leak Check Procedures
# | 19 hrs
Purging air from a piping system
# | 19 hrs
Placing appliances into operation
# | 19 hrs
Appliance controls and safety devices
# | 19 hrs
Spillage test
# | 19 hrs
Identifying burning characteristics of propane
# | 19 hrs
Safety Information
# | 19 hrs
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Regulations
# | 19 hrs
Updated or new federal, state, and local regulations and policies
# | 19 hrs
Installing Appliances and Interior Vapor Distribution Systems
Introduction to installing appliances and interior vapor distribution system
# | 27 hrs
Design consideration for gas appliances
# | 27 hrs
Designing venting systems
# | 27 hrs
Design of interior vapor distribution systems
# | 27 hrs
Installing appliances
# | 27 hrs
Installing venting systems
# | 27 hrs
Installation of interior vapor distribution system
# | 27 hrs
Safety information
# | 27 hrs
National Fire Protection Association (NFPA) Regulations
# | 27 hrs
Updated or new federal, state, and local regulations and policies
# | 27 hrs
Basic Electricity for Propane Appliance Service
Overview of basic electricity for propane appliances
# | 31 hrs
Follow safety procedures
# | 31 hrs
Electrical circuits
# | 31 hrs
Interpret electrical control circuit diagrams for basic appliances
# | 31 hrs
Measuring electrical quantities
# | 31 hrs
Use a digital multimeter
# | 31 hrs
Measure voltage, resistance and current at any point in an electrical circuit
# | 31 hrs
Identify functions of common sensing devices in basic appliances
# | 31 hrs
Identify functions of common controls and components in basic propane appliances including: Transformers / Relays and contactors / Motors and capacitors / Wall thermostats / Limit and fan controls / Ignition systems / Gas control valves
# | 31 hrs
Troubleshoot electrical circuits
# | 31 hrs
Basic Propane Appliance Service and Troubleshooting
Basic propane appliance service and troubleshooting
# | 41 hrs
Measuring temperature, pressure, and gas concentration
# | 41 hrs
Common sensing devices in propane appliances
# | 41 hrs
Electrical components in propane appliance systems
# | 41 hrs
Wall thermostats and wireless controls
# | 41 hrs
Limit and fan controls
# | 41 hrs
Ignition systems for basic propane appliances
# | 41 hrs
Pressure-regulated gas control valves
# | 41 hrs
Burners and orifices
# | 41 hrs
Electrical control circuit diagrams and troubleshooting
# | 41 hrs
Appliance service tools and techniques
# | 41 hrs
Troubleshooting basic propane appliance systems
# | 41 hrs
Leaks, odor and carbon monoxide complaints
# | 41 hrs