Profession heating engineer

Heating engineers install and maintain gas, electric, oil, solid-fuel and multiple fuel heating and ventilation equipment as stand-alone heating and ventilation systems or build into machinery and transport equipment. They follow instructions and blueprints, perform maintance on systems, perform safety checks and repair the systems.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Enterprising
  • Realistic / Conventional


  • Thermodynamics

    The branch of physics that deals with the relationships between heat and other forms of energy..

  • Types of fuels

    Types of fuel available on the market such as petrol, diesel, bio-fuel, etc.

  • Fuel gas

    The various qualities, hazards and applications of gaseous fuels, such as oxy-acetylene, oxy-gasoline, oxy-hydrogen and others.


  • Conduct routine machinery checks

    Check machinery and equipment to ensure reliable performance during use and operations in worksites.

  • Install heating, ventilation, air conditioning and refrigeration ducts

    Install ducts to deliver and remove air. Determine whether the duct should be flexible or not, and select the appropriate material based on projected usage. Waterproof and airproof the duct and insulate it against temperature influence to ensure maximum efficiency and prevent contamination with mould. Make the correct connections between the ducts and endpoints.

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

    Identify, report and repair equipment damage and malfunctions; communicate with field representatives and manufacturers to obtain repair and replacement components.

  • Perform maintenance on installed equipment

    Perform the maintenance on installed equipment on-site. Follow procedures to avoid uninstalling equipment from machinery or vehicles.

  • Install radtors

    Install heat exchangers that transfer thermal energy to heat or cool their environment. Connect the pipes to the central heating system.

  • Install heating furnace

    Place a furnace which heats air to be distributed around a structure. Connect the furnace to a source of fuel or electricity and connect any air ducts to guide the heated air. Configure the furnace.

  • Record test data

    Record data which has been identified specifically during preceding tests in order to verify that outputs of the test produce specific results or to review the reaction of the subject under exceptional or unusual input.

  • Operate welding equipment

    Use welding equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel; wear protective eyewear during the working process.

  • Read standard blueprints

    Read and comprehend standard blueprints, machine, and process drawings.

  • Operate soldering equipment

    Use soldering equipment to melt and join together pieces of metal or steel, such as a soldering gun, soldering torch, gas-powered iron, and others.

  • Use measurement instruments

    Use different measurement instruments depending on the property to be measured. Utilise various instruments to measure length, area, volume, speed, energy, force, and others.

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

Optional knowledge and skills

ensure compliance with environmental legislation lay pipe installation install wood heater install heat pump answer requests for quotation metal thermal conductivity issue sales invoices install gas heaters write records for repairs dispose of hazardous waste provide customer information related to repairs prepare compliance documents troubleshoot advise on safety improvements install solar water heater install heating boiler install in-floor and in-wall heating identify customer's needs estimate restoration costs perform risk analysis provide technical documentation apply technical communication skills repair heating equipment repair ventilation equipment order supplies