Engineering Technician

Research, design, develop, and inspect products alongside engineers.  Engineering technicians also produce technical drawings and are involved in operation of projects.

Idaho DOL Outlook

13% increase in the next 10 years with 15 annual openings in the state

Soft Skills

  • Planning and organizing
  • Problem Solving
  • Critical thinking and analytical
  • Communication skills
  • Time management
  • Adaptability and flexibility

Technical Skills

  • Ability to assemble products and equipment
  • Computer/digital proficiency
  • Ability to read schematics and instructions
  • Good math skills


This apprenticeship is competency-based. It may be as much as 8000 hours unless competencies are proven. On-the-job learning attainment is supplemented by the minimum required 576 hours of related instruction.