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7331 – Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics

Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics install and maintain oil, coal and wood heating systems in residential and commercial buildings. They are employed by heating systems installation and service companies.


Index of titles

Example titles

Coal furnace installer

Coal furnace installer-mechanic

Forced air furnace installer (except gas)

Furnace installer and repairer (except gas)

Furnace maintenance mechanic (except gas)

Furnace mechanic (except gas)

Furnace repairer (except gas)

Furnace repairman/woman (except gas)

Heating mechanic

Heating service mechanic

Heating system mechanic

Heating systems installer

Heating systems servicer

Heating systems technician

Heating technician

Oil and solid fuel heating mechanic

Oil burner apprentice

Oil burner installer

Oil burner installer and repairer

Oil burner maintainer

Oil burner mechanic

Oil burner mechanic apprentice

Oil burner repairer

Oil burner servicer

Oil burner technician

Oil furnace installer

Residential oil burner installer and servicer

Residential oil burner mechanic

Solid fuel heater installer

Solid fuel heating installer

Stoker erector

Wood burner installer

Wood burner maintainer

Wood furnace installer

Wood-burning appliance installer

Wood-burning system installer

Main duties

This group performs 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

Perform scheduled maintenance service on oil and solid fuel heating systems.

Employment requirements

Completion of secondary school and training courses or a vocational program is usually required.

Completion of a three- to four-year apprenticeship program or a combination of over four years of work experience and industry courses in heating systems installation and repair is usually required for trade certification.

Oil heat system technician trade certification is compulsory in Nova Scotia and New Brunswick and is available, but voluntary, in Newfoundland and Labrador, Prince Edward Island, British Columbia, the Yukon, the Northwest Territories and Nunavut.

Red Seal endorsement is also available to qualified oil heat system technicians upon successful completion of the interprovincial Red Seal examination.

Additional information

The Red Seal endorsement allows for interprovincial mobility.

Progression to supervisory positions is possible with experience.


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