Chimney Engineer/Technican

Chimney Engineer/ Technician

Chimney Engineers/Technicians ensures that domestic and site based chimneys and flues are installed and maintained to strict safety standards.


The Role

  • Designing and installing chimney and flue systems in accordance with current legislation and regulations
  • Inspection of existing chimney and flue systems
  • Preparing and adhering to method statements for site works; including health and safety risk assessments
  • Repairing and renewing existing chimney and flue systems
  • Ensuring that health and safety rules are adhered to
  • Must have knowledge of and work to the most current guidelines and regulations at all times
  • As much of a Chimney Technician’s work is carried out in people’s homes it is important that they have good communication skills and are polite and courteous at all times
  • This kind of work is very physical and involves working at height.
  • A lot of work may be outdoors and Chimney Engineers/Technicians would need to work in all weather conditions.
  • To ensure safety, personal protective clothing (PPE) would be expected to be worn on site, including a full body harness and fall arrest systems. 
  • The working week for a chimney engineer is typically 40 hours per week. 

Salary

  • At the beginning of their career, you can expect to earn £14,500 to £16,500
  • As you progress in your career, you can earn up to around £35,000

Salaries typically depend on location, employer and level of responsibility. 


Qualifications and Training

There are no formal requirements for qualifications although it would help to have GCSEs/ Standard grades in English and maths at A*-C, Welsh Baccalaureate or equivalent.

To become a qualified Chimney Engineer/Technician, it is usual to start as an engineer’s assistant or apprentice gaining valuable site experience and working towards the Level 2 NVQ Diploma in Chimney Engineering qualification.


Vacancies

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Find out more

For information on job roles in Scotland please visit the Skills Development Scotland website My World of Work.

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