Defining Engineering Technology

What is the Engineering Technology field?
Engineering Technology is a career field that applies the principles of engineering, science, math, technology, management and manufacturing to ensure process and product quality to satisfy internal and external customer demand in a global market.

What is an Engineering Technician?
An Engineering Technician applies practical knowledge, skills and abilities by performing production, maintenance and troubleshooting tasks to develop and support world-class manufacturing and engineering systems.

Careers in Engineering Technology


  • Computer-Aided Design (CAD) Technician
  • Computer-Aided Manufacturing (CAM) Technician
  • Controls Design Technician
  • Finite Element Analysis (FEA) Technician
  • Product Test Technician
  • Prototype/Model Maker

Health, Safety & Environmental Technology:

  • Environmental Technician
  • Ergonomics Technician
  • Safety Coordinator
  • Safety Systems Designer
  • Safety Technician


  • Distribution Technician
  • Export/Import Specialist
  • Packaging Technician
  • Procurement Specialist/Supply Chain Technician
  • Production Planner/Scheduler
  • Traffic Controller
  • Warehouse Manager


  • Automation Specialist
  • Computer Numerical Control (CNC) Programmer
  • CNC Specialist
  • Finishing/Paint Technician
  • Manufacturing Coordinator
  • Materials Specialist
  • Robotics Specialist
  • Tooling Technician

Plant Maintenance:

  • Controls Technician
  • Electrical Technician
  • Facilities Technician
  • Hydraulics Technician
  • Maintenance Technician

Process Development & Improvement:

  • Lean/Continuous Improvement (CI) Technician
  • Manufacturing Engineering Technician (MET)
  • Materials Requirements Planning (MRP)/Enterprise Requirements
  • Planning (ERP) Technician
  • Reliability Engineer

Product Support & Sales:

  • Customer Support Technician
  • Field Sales Engineer
  • Product Trainer
  • Service Engineer
  • Technical Writer

Project Management:

  • Project Coordinator
  • Advanced Product Quality Planning (APQP) Coordinator


  • Quality Assurance/Quality Control (QA/QC) Coordinator
  • QA/QC Technician
  • Field Test Technician
  • International Organization for Standardization (ISO) Administrator
  • Standardization Technician