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Overview: The construction of roads, buildings and other structures requires precise engineering techniques in the planning and design stages.  Surveying, conventional drafting, computer-aided drafting (CAD) and soil testing are primary tasks of Engineering Technicians to ensure that construction follows the original design concepts without encountering unforeseen and costly problems.

Position:  Enlisted


Specific Tasks:

  • Prepare manual and CAD drawings, specifications and cost estimates 
  • Develop and operate Geographic Information System (GIS) modules 
  • Utilize surveying technology to include Global Positioning System (GPS) 
  • Evaluate potential construction sites and perform field tests on soils, asphalt and concrete


  • Qualification to operate a government vehicle 
  • Normal color vision 
  • ASVAB score of 49 on General 
  • Demonstrated weight lift of 40 pounds


  • Candidates without prior military experience are required to attend 8 ½ weeks of Basic Military Training (BMT) at JB San Antonio-Lackland, TX followed by Technical Training 
  • Technical Training - 71 days at Ft Leonard Wood, MO 
  • College credits earned: Construction Technology  - 15 credits

Related Civilian Careers:

  • Civil Engineering Technicians