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

Design:
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

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

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