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Engineering Technologist

What does an engineering technologist do?

There are several types of engineering technologists working in manufacturing. An industrial engineering technician assists industrial engineers in creating systems that integrate workers, machines, materials, information, and energy to make a product or provide a service. A mechanical engineering technician helps mechanical engineers design, develop, test, and manufacture mechanical devices. These careers usually require an associates degree and on-the-job training.

Get more information on these careers at the Bureau of Labor Statistics.

What do I need to get an engineering technologist job?

HCC – This AAS program prepares students for employment in a variety of industries that use technicians or technology specialists to support engineering staff. Upon graduation, students will be able to use these skills to organize, and carry out engineering technology projects. 

DTCC – This AAS program focuses on mechanical engineering technology. 

With additional OJT the engineering technician can advance into a Manufacturing Engineering Technologist role, to develop tools, implement designs, and integrate machinery, equipment, or computer technologies to ensure effective manufacturing processes.

What is the median salary of an engineering technologist?


Where can I go from here

Manufacturing Careers
1. Shipping & Receiving Clerk
2. Forklift Operator
3. Welder
4. Machine Operator
5. Machinist
6. Packer/Packager
7. Team Assembler
8. Production Helper
9. Maintenance Helper
10. Production, Planning, and Expediting Clerk
11. Tool and Die Maker
12. Applied Engineering Technician
13. CAD Technician
14. Maintenance Mechanic
15. Facility Manager
16. Industrial Machinery Maintenance
17. CAD Designer
18. QC Technician
19. CNC Programmer
20. CNC Operator
21. Shift Supervisor/Team Lead
22. Maintenance Manager
23. General Operations Manager
24. Manufacturing Engineer
25. Engineering Manager
26. Engineering Technologist
27. QC Inspector/Tester
28. Engineering Technician
29. QC Manager
30. Production Supervisor
31. Manufacturing Engineer
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