Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics (NOC 7331)

About this job

Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics:

  • install and maintain oil, coal and wood heating systems in residential and commercial buildings
  • work for heating systems installation and service companies
Common job titles
  • installer-mechanic, coal furnace
  • installer-mechanic, forced air furnace
  • installer-mechanic, residential oil
  • installer-mechanic, wood burners
  • stoker erector
  • technician, heating systems
  • installer-mechanic, coal furnace
  • installer-mechanic, forced air furnace
  • installer-mechanic, residential oil
  • installer-mechanic, wood burners
  • stoker erector
  • technician, heating systems

Duties

Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics perform some or all of the following duties:

  • read and interpret drawings or specifications to determine work to be performed
  • lay out oil burner heating system components and assemble components using hand and power tools
  • install oil burner components such as thermostats, motors, piping and safety devices, and connect to fuel supply, ventilation and electrical system
  • test installed unit and adjust controls for proper functioning
  • troubleshoot and repair malfunctioning oil burners, and their components and controls
  • install, maintain and repair coal and wood heating systems
  • do scheduled maintenance service on oil and solid fuel heating systems

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a controlled indoor environment.
  • Working with equipment, machinery or power/hand tools may be a source of injury.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.

Red Seal trade certification allows for movement between provinces.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.