An engineering technician's primary task is assisting engineers or scientists, with specific duties usually depending on the technician's field of specialization. Engineering technicians primarily play three roles: support, diagnostics, and maintenance. However, the actual requirements and duties vary widely and include creative tasks such as aiding in product or tool design. Other duties may include maintaining assembly or manufacturing systems, assessing and controlling production quality, diagnosing flaws, and conducting repairs.
Engineering Technician Tasks
Create and review technical drawings, blueprints, schematics or specifications.
Operate instruments, track test results, and troubleshoot when problems arise.
Maintain equipment, including ordering parts and directing or performing preventative and repair maintenance as needed.
Maintain logs and write reports of activity results and equipment maintenance.