Technicians are non-trainable infantry that can usually emerge when a building is sold or destroyed, or a M.A.D.M.A.N. detonates. They are of little to no use in combat.
In addition to the basic infantry of their parent faction, Technicians might appear as survivors when a building is destroyed or sold. After the detonation of a M.A.D.M.A.N., its operator, a Technician, can escape unharmed from the vehicle.
Technicians are mostly useless and highly vulnerable on the battlefield. They are armed with pistols for personal defence and are able to deal some mild damage to basic infantry, but anything with armour can usually safely shrug off a Technician's attacks. Unlike almost all other human infantry, Technicians are unable to activate an Opus Tank's secondary barrel, although Epsilon proselytes can make use of them by letting them power Bio Reactors.
A Technician can enter an IFV-type transport or Stinger and turn it into a repair vehicle. This does not apply to M.A.D.M.A.N. Technicians however (in which case the IFV or Stinger retains its default weapon).
- In the Covert Ops mission Eclipse, shortly after the player establishes a base, a Technician will arrive among the reinforcements. The player will be given an optional objective to bring the Technician to the nearest Robot Ops Control Center and protect him for 2 minutes 30 seconds so he could hack the enemy Future Tanks X-0. Once all enemy cyan War Factories and Robot Ops Control Centers are destroyed after this optional objective has been completed, all existing Future Tanks on the map (including the inactive ones in the player's initial base) will fall under the player's control.
- In The Gardener, an Allied Technician is smuggled into the Chinese-occupied Myoshinji Temple via a Kamaz truck, and is tasked with operating a special Tsurugi that requires a passenger to function. In this particular mission, putting the Technician inside the Tsurugi will activate its machine gun mode.
- In the Covert Ops mission Brothers in Arms, a Stone Golem appears near the starting area as an Easter egg. It can be captured with a Technician who can be found below the Russian base.
The M.A.D.M.A.N. technician uses lower-pitched voicelines below instead of the normal ones.
- While Technicians have existed since the original Command and Conquer, their tendency to appear from destroyed/sold buildings was removed in Red Alert 2, where they were only used in the campaign.