Oil Burner Mechanic
Oil burner mechanics install, repair and maintain all types of oil-fired domestic and commercial
appliances, equipment, components and systems. On new installations, they may design, assemble and
install the heating and ventilation systems, install oil burner components such as control devices and
associated wiring, install fuel supply systems and connect the plumbing to mechanical and electrical
systems. They may also install, maintain and repair wood/oil heating systems.
Oil burner mechanics work in the residential, commercial and industrial sectors. They may be selfemployed
or employed by heating, ventilation and air conditioning (HVAC) installation and service
Service calls and emergency calls may take place anytime: days, evenings or weekends. Full time and
seasonal employment opportunities are available.
Oil burner mechanics must have good mechanical aptitude, problem solving skills and good customer
relations skills. A good understanding of basic electrical/electronic theory and The House as a System is
also required. They may give cost estimates for required work and explain the operation and maintenance
of appliances and systems.