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Master Oil Burner Technician

Husson University
Maine, United States
Salary Not specified
Posted Date
Nov 3, 2022
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Job Type Full-TIme
Job Number 00172
Closing Continuous
Academic Year No
Location Bangor, ME
Department Maintenance (5111)


The overall purpose of this position is to maintain boiler plants and all associated equipment to include but not limited to burners both oil and gas, pumps, ventilation, and all related DDC controls. Minimum starting salary $46,800.

Examples of Duties
  • Maintains, repairs, and replaces hot water system components, condenser, and chilled water systems, including pumps, control valves, heat exchangers, and related controls.
  • Enters and tracks maintenance work orders using computerized maintenance management system, including work status, labor and materials.
  • Maintains, repairs, and replaces air-moving, heating, cooling, humidification, and filtering equipment and systems such as fans, heat pumps, fan coil units, rooftop packages air conditioning units, solar panels, electronic and pneumatic modulating thermostats, pressure and volume controls.
  • Maintains, repairs and replaces low- and high-pressure boilers combustion and control systems.
  • Fabricates tubing or piping for pneumatic control systems, which may involve soldering, brazing, welding, etc.
  • Operates energy management or building automation systems that control heating and cooling systems.
  • Reads and records gauge readings on various types of equipment.
  • Performs minor installation or modification work on heating and cooling systems and controls, including planning the work; estimating the cost of the work; and ordering the materials, supplies, and equipment required.
  • Inspects work site and plans work with consideration for impact on other trades and occupants.
  • Modifies and controls systems in an effort to improve efficiency and reduce costs.
  • Must be able to participate in on-call duty rotation.
  • Assists in snow removal from roads and walkways using snow plows, snow blowers and other equipment.
  • Performs preventative maintenance in an effort to increase efficiencies and reduce downtime performs related duties as assigned.
  • General Maintenance duties as assigned.
  • Performs other duties as assigned.

Typical Qualifications

Education: High school diploma.
Certifications: Master Oil Burner Technician with the following authority, #1 and #2 oils over 15 gallons per hour. Propane and Natural gas Technician with the authorities to install and service propane and natural gas appliances over 500,000 BTU's per appliance.

  • Experience using computers, tools and equipment related to this job description is required.
  • Five years of experience in commercial boiler operation or related experience preferred.
  • Knowledge of refrigeration theory and computation of heating and cooling loads and capacities.
  • Ability to use hand tools and testing/measuring devices associated with this position.
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints, schematic drawings and technical instructions.
  • Ability to accurately maintain equipment inventory and history records.
  • Ability to prepare comprehensive reports and to present facts clearly, both orally and in writing.
  • Must be able to respond to after-hour call-ins for snow removal operations and/or other emergencies in a timely manner.
  • Must possess a valid Maine driver's license.
  • Must be able to work well independently or as part of a team and adhere to university policies.
  • Must have regular and punctual attendance.
  • Must be able to work overtime, weekends, and nights when necessary.

Supplemental Information
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is required to continuously reach
and work overhead. The employee is also required to frequently stand, walk, balance,
stoop, kneel, crouch, climb stairs and ladders (with heights from 4 to 12 feet), talk, and
use hands to finger, handle, and/or feel. The employee is also required to occasionally
sit, crawl, climb into and out of the waste collections truck, operate foot controls on
automobiles and equipment, push/pull and lift/carry equipment that weighs up to 50
pounds, and work while on ladders, staging, and lifts. Specific vision abilities required by
this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, depth perception, and ability to
adjust focus.

The work environment includes changes in temperature and/or humidity; exposure to
dust, fumes, and gases; unprotected heights; being near moving machinery; driving
automotive equipment; working around chemical, mechanical, or electrical hazards;
working with toxic and/or caustic chemicals; and being in close proximity to potentially
infectious materials, including blood, vomit, and urine.
The employee is required to continuously use written and verbal communication;
frequently relate to others; use reasoning, math and language skills; and make
independent judgments as needed.
This position may require the employee to use computers, hand tools, electrical tools,
vehicles, yard equipment, boilers, fans, air compressors, pumps, etc.
The noise level in the work environment is usually moderate.
The employee may occasionally be required to work irregular hours, and work hours
may be adjusted to meet the needs of the university.


Agency Husson University
Address 1 College Circle Bangor, ME, 04401


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