Mechanical Building Services

Career information

What do they do?

Mechanical building services engineers maintain the components used in heating, ventilating and air conditioning (HVAC) in offices, hospitals and factories.

A typical day

Normally an eight-hour day; sometimes working longer may be required.

Work can include installing and maintaining air conditioning and heating systems in office buildings, hospitals and factories.

You are likely to work in a huge variety of locations.

Sound like you?

Study areas
  • English or Media or History
  • Maths or Accounting or Economics
  • Sciences or Workshop Technologies
  • Computing/ICT/Information Management
  • Strong eye for detail
  • Good literacy and numeracy
  • Good organisational skills
  • Good work habits/time management
Helpful experience
  • Analysing, researching or problem solving
  • Making or fixing things
  • Working with machinery
  • Working with computers
Preferred work environments
  • Indoors (workshop or plant)
  • Outside (outdoors)
  • Different places from time to time



These can be useful from school:

Ideally NCEA Level 2 in:

  • Maths
  • Science (physics)
  • Technology (metal work)
  • English
Entry level jobs


  • Mechanical Building Services Engineer
  • System Designer
  • Commercial Engineer
  • Industrial Engineer
Advancing jobs

Higher learning

  • Supervisor
Senior jobs

Higher learning

  • Foreman
  • Site Supervisor
  • Business Manager
  • Business Owner

The logistics sector needs skilled people

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