Engineering technicians are employed primarily at county health departments, and assist in sanitary engineering work. They may inspect construction projects, make and check engineering computations, prepare portions of written reports, assist with the review of water system plans, and conduct field and laboratory tests. They may be expected to use various computer applications and laboratory equipment.
Entry level titles generally require a high school education and either relevant college level courses (e.g. math, physical science, technology, drafting or forestry), or one year of relevant experience. Additional years of professional experience and/or an associates or bachelors degree are required at the upper levels.