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


  • Fuel gas

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

  • Types of fuels

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

  • Thermodynamics

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


  • 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.

  • Perform test run

    Perform tests putting a system, machine, tool or other equipment through a series of actions under actual operating conditions in order to assess its reliability and suitability to realise its tasks, and adjust settings accordingly.

  • 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.

  • Install radtors

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

  • Consult technical resources

    Read and interpret such technical resources such as digital or paper drawings and adjustment data in order to properly set up a machine or working tool, or to assemble mechanical equipment.

  • 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.

  • Perform maintenance on installed equipment

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

  • Use testing equipment

    Use equipment to test performance and operation of machinery.

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • Conduct routine machinery checks

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

  • Resolve equipment malfunctions

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

  • 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.

  • Conform to health and safety regulations

    Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

Optional knowledge and skills

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

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