Work under direction of engineering staff to help develop work processes and products. May fall under one of three major categories:
Electronics Engineering Technician: Lay out, build, test, troubleshoot, repair, and modify developmental and production electronic components, parts, equipment, and systems, such as computer equipment, missile control instrumentation, electron tubes, test equipment, and machine tool numerical controls.
Electrical Engineering Technician: Apply electrical theory and related knowledge to test and modify developmental or operational electrical machinery and electrical control equipment and circuitry in industrial or commercial plants and laboratories.
Mechanical Engineering Technician: Apply theory and principles of mechanical engineering to modify, develop, and test machinery.
Where to Get Education
Typically requires vocational training, OJT, or an AAS. May require a Bachelor's degree.