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Engineering Technician


Minimum Education Requirement:
high school diploma or GED with 15 college credits


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Engineering Technician

Career Description

Accomplishing the Air Force mission requires more than 300,000 Airmen doing thousands of jobs around the globe. Making sure they have the proper facilities and structures to do their jobs falls to Engineering Technicians. In this role, you'll help plan and manage construction projects for a large variety of projects.

Career Tasks

  • Be proficient in construction surveying using conventional, Global Positioning Systems (GPS) and automated survey instruments for military construction to include project mapping operations, construction support surveys, road operations, road construction and building and utilities layout surveys
  • Skilled in conventional and computer-aided drafting (CAD), including applied engineering graphics; architectural, structural and roadway drawings; materials estimating; and map overlays
  • Develop, operate and maintain Geographic Information System (GIS) modules
  • Evaluate potential construction sites and perform field tests on soils, asphalt and concrete
  • Manage and inspect construction and maintenance contracts
  • Transform ideas, rough sketches, specifications and calculations into complete and accurate construction drawings and specifications

Relevant Interests & Skills

  • Engineering
  • Science
  • Business, Operations and Administration
  • Mathematics
  • Architecture


After eight and a half weeks of Basic Military Training, every Airman goes to technical training to learn their career. Here's the basic information about Engineering Technician technical training:

School location: Fort Leonard Wood [MO]

Length of course: 71 days

College degree earned: Construction Technology

College credits earned: 15