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Types of Careers

As a trusted member of the community, Nicor Gas has been delivering safe, reliable natural gas service to Illinois customers since 1954. 

Nicor Gas is proud to offer career opportunities to more than 2,000 talented and dedicated employees in a variety of technical, administrative and professional fields. We value employees with fresh ideas, tenacity and the drive to advance. We encourage a strong work/life balance and are committed to investing time and resources to help our employees meet their career goals while promoting our corporate values of integrity, dignity, honesty and respect.

Careers in Energy

Nicor Gas has been delivering safe, reliable natural gas service to Illinois customers since 1954. We’re proud to offer career opportunities to more than 2,000 talented and dedicated employees in a variety of technical, administrative and professional fields and we're helping the next generation discover if a career in energy is right for them!

Nicor Gas Celebrates Careers in Energy Week

Careers in Energy Week is Oct. 18-22, 2021, and Nicor Gas is proud to support this week by encouraging students to learn more about energy and to explore the diverse and exciting career opportunities in the energy industry.

For Educators

Win one of three $250 classroom grants through the Illinois Energy Workforce Consortium!

Download a free Get Into Energy flier to print and duplicate for your students. You may also access classroom materials on energy and energy efficiency, learn about free field trip opportunities and view energy careers, including the training needed.

Email a photo and brief (2-3 sentences) description of how you used materials that the organization provides with your students to with the subject line “Class Grant Entry.” Or, let’s get social! Use the hashtag #classgrant along with a photo and brief description on Facebook or Twitter. It’s that simple!

The deadline to submit entries is March 18, 2022. The drawing will take place shortly afterward, with award presentations occurring in March and April 2022.

Have a speaker from Nicor Gas talk to your students about the energy industry and careers in energy! Contact Nicor Gas’ Community Affairs team at

For Students

Careers in the energy industry – including the natural gas industry – can be very rewarding. Plus, there are lots of opportunities available! There is a large supply of safe, reliable natural gas right here in America. Natural gas is used to heat homes when it’s cold, cook food, dry clothes and heat up water.

See below for a few of the career opportunities available in the energy and energy-related industries.

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Utility Specialist

A utility specialist visits people’s homes and checks their natural gas meter, including installing meter devices, piping and other materials when necessary. Utility specialists perform inside and outside leak surveys as well as asssit in locating company facilities. This is a great job for anyone who enjoys working outdoors, getting exercise and following a similar schedule every day. Utility specialists need to be at least 18 years old and have a valid Class D driver’s license.

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Energy Efficiency Expert

An energy efficiency expert helps people save money and energy in their homes and at work. Learning how to use natural gas efficiently when we heat our homes and cook our food helps people save money, makes buildings safer and more comfortable and is good for the environment. This is a great job for anyone who has good communication skills, wants to help the environment and enjoys learning and sharing information.

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Customer Service Representative

A customer service representative provides assistance when a customer calls or writes about their natural gas bill, to report an odor of natural gas, or because they’re moving to a new home and want to establish natural gas service. This is a great job for anyone who enjoys interacting with people and helping customers in a variety of ways. Customer service representatives also provide immediate assistance to anyone who’s experiencing an emergency such as a natural gas leak.

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Digital Communications Specialist

A digital communication specialist is responsible for the company’s digital communications, including websites, e-newsletters and social media. This is a great position for someone with excellent writing skills and an interest in online and digital media.

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An accountant manages the books of the business by recording basic accounting transactions via journal entries and performing general account reconciliations. An accountant may also run reports, calculate and review financial information and provide expert advice to management. This is a great role for someone who is good with numbers and has a college degree in accounting, finance or related field.

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If you are a problem-solver, this may be the energy career pathway for you! There are many types of engineers, and all require a four-year college degree. Engineers use scientific and mathematical knowledge to determine the best solutions for all kinds of operations.


Help Desk Technician

Someone who knows a lot about computers and can help people fix their computers problems is known as a Help Desk Technician. A Help Desk Technician installs the right software on a computer to help others do their work.  

nicor gas worker in truck

Field Operations Mechanic

Safety is a big part of this job! A field operations mechanic responds to customer requests for service at their home or business, including turning natural gas on or off, investigating a report of a natural gas leak and occasionally replacing equipment that belongs to Nicor Gas. This is a great job for anyone who likes to work with their hands, is mechanically-inclined and also has good communication skills. A field operations mechanic drives a small utility truck.