Oil-burner servicers and installers are types of HVAC technicians. They are often trained in the installation maintenance and repair of many types of heating and cooling systems but they are experts at oil burners and specialize in furnaces that use oil burners to function. Some of the main duties that oil-burner servicers and installers may conduct on a daily basis include using various types of equipment to assemble or disassemble parts of oil-burning furnaces reading blueprints related to the installation of new systems identifying problems with old systems conducing routine maintenance on oil burning systems cleaning oil-burning systems putting in pipes and insulation materials and helping other oil-burner servicers and installers complete a job. The tools they use to complete their tasks usually include small power tools screwdrivers wrenches drills and other small hand-held apparatuses. Typically they complete their jobs inside of commercial buildings or residential homes. Due to the nature of their job oil-burner servicers and installers must be able to follow strict safety guidelines while at work. According to www.ehow.com oil-burner servicers and installers must obtain a high school diploma or a GED before they can pursue this career. The next step is to either enroll in a vocational school program or an apprenticeship program. Regardless of the choice education and training can take several years. The website www.payscale.com states that the hourly wage for oil-burner servicer and installers ranges from $15.49 to $23.94.
|Education Required:||High School Diploma & Apprenticeship|
|Tasks:||Installs heating units.
Repairs broken or malfunctioning oil burners.
Assembles pipes and fittings.
Performs maintenance on oil burners.
|Also Called:||Propane Technician