Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics

Oil and solid fuel heating mechanics

NOC
7331

Install and maintain oil, coal and wood heating systems in residential and commercial buildings.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

9
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$36,128
 

Typically Required

College or apprenticeship

Employed

75
 

% Working Full Time

100%
 

% Working Full Year

87%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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.

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

Also Known As

  • furnace installer and repairer (except gas)
  • heating service mechanic
  • heating systems technician
  • oil burner installer
  • oil burner mechanic
  • oil burner mechanic apprentice
  • wood burner installer
Requirements

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.

Provincial Regulation

  • Provincially Regulated: Yes
  • Compulsory: Yes
  • Red Seal: Yes
Employment by Sex

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13.3%
Female
86.7%
Male
Employment by age

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0.0%
15-24
23.1%
25-34
23.1%
35-44
0.0%
45-54
38.5%
55-64
15.4%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
14.3%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
57.1%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
28.6%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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47.4%
Construction
10.5%
Agriculture, forestry, fishing and hunting
10.5%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
31.6%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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13.30%
Northeast
33.30%
Southeast
26.70%
Southwest
0.00%
Central
26.70%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

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No Data Available
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$36,128

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$36,117

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$36,128

Newfoundland

$43,508

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$39,759

Canada

$41,143
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

9
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-1
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

9
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

28
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-3
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

30