Former Completions and Well Interventions Team Engineering Technician at Shell Oil
about 2 years ago
You need to be detail oriented, good at communicating, and willing to work hard. As an engineering tech, of course, having an engineering background will help, though that is not necessary to be successful. It definitely helps to be skilled in math, as well as proficient with most basic software, e.g. Microsoft Office. You will be required to learn many things once on the job, so it helps to be a quick learner and able to receive constructive criticism, being that you will answer to many people. Most people don't make a career of being an engineering tech, but rather use it as a springboard for the rest of their career. Though while that's what I did, some people enjoy the reduced responsibility of a technician role, over that of being an engineer.