The Engineering Department is typically the largest on any Starfleet ship or installation, typically making up at least 1/3rds of the total crew compliment. The department's primary responsibility is to ensure that everything continues to function properly through routine maintenance, repairs, and upgrades.
- 1 Chief Engineer (CE)
- 2 Assistant Chief Engineer (ACE)
- 3 Engineer (ENG)
- 4 Engineer's Mate (EM)
- 5 Matter/Energy specialist (E-MARA)
- 6 Warp Drive specialist (E-WD)
- 7 Propulsion Technician (E-PT)
- 8 Structural / Environmental Engineer (E-SE)
- 9 Structural Technician (E-ST)
- 10 Computer Engineer (E-CE)
- 11 Computer Technician (E-CT)
- 12 Construction Master Chief (E-CMC)
- 13 Flight Deck Engineer (E-FD)
- 14 Flight Deck Mates (FDM)
- 15 Flight Control Technicians (FCT)
Chief Engineer (CE)
The Chief Engineer is responsible for the condition of all systems and equipment on the Starbase. He/she oversees maintenance, repairs and upgrades of all equipment, and is also responsible for the repair teams during crisis situations, and assigned to the shipyard/spacedock. The CE reports to the XO.
Assistant Chief Engineer (ACE)
The Assistant Chief Engineer assists the Chief Engineer in all daily work; in issues regarding mechanical, administrative matters and co-ordaining repairs. If so required the ACE must be able to take over as Chief Engineer, and thus must be versed in current information regarding the ship or facility. The Asst. Chief Engineer reports to the Chief Engineer.
There are several non specialized Engineers aboard of each vessel. They are assigned to their duties by the Chief Engineer and the Assistant CE, and perform a number of different tasks as required (i.e. general maintenance and repair). All are responsible for the station's power requirements, maintenance, damage control and diagnostics. They are also responsible for smooth operation of Spacedock to bring ships in/out, and manage repairs or resupply. Engineers report to the Asst. Chief Engineer, or their assigned specialist.
Engineer's Mate (EM)
The Engineer's Mate trains and supervises Engineering crewmen in departmental operations, repairs, and protocols; maintains duty assignments for all Engineering personnel; and is qualified to temporarily act as Chief Engineer if so ordered. The Engineer's Mate reports to the Asst. Chief Engineer.
Matter/Energy specialist (E-MARA)
The Matter/Energy Engineer is a specialized Engineer. All aspect of matter energy transfers with the sole exception of the warp drive systems are handled by the Matter/Energy Engineer. Such areas involved are transporter and replicator systems. The Matter/Energy Engineer is the Officer in charge of a small team, which is made up from NCO personnel, assigned by the Asst. and Chief Engineer. The Matter/Energy Engineer reports to the Asst. Chief Engineer.
Warp Drive specialist (E-WD)
The Warp Drive Engineer is a specialized Engineer. The complexity of the Warp Drive system and impulse systems of any starship if further complicated the different settings required for each ship. No two vessels have exactly the same system aboard, and all settings require careful maintenance and checks to ensure peek performance. On smaller vessels this task may be performed by the Chief Engineer, but larger vessel have a dedicated Officer who's role to to ensure the Warp Drive system and impulse systems runs under any condition. A small team is assigned to the Warp Drive Engineer which is made up from NCO personnel, assigned by the Asst. and Chief Engineer. The Warp Drive Engineer reports to the Asst. Chief Engineer.
Propulsion Technician (E-PT)
Maintains and repairs fuel supplies and replenishment systems, injectors, magnetic constrictors, reaction chambers, plasma injectors (or accelerators/generators), field generator (or driver) coils, and field control (or exhaust vectoring); reports to the Engineer's Mate.
Structural / Environmental Engineer (E-SE)
The Structural and Environmental Engineer is a specialized Engineer. The hull, bulkheads, interior supports, walls, Jeffries tubes, turbolifts, structural integrity field, internal dampening field, and environmental systems are all monitored and maintained by this officer and his/her team. The team assigned to the Structural and Environmental Engineer is made up from NCO personnel, assigned by the Asst. Chief Engineer. The Structural and Environmental Engineer reports to the Asst. Chief Engineer.
Structural Technician (E-ST)
Works with Structural Engineers maintaining and repairing the station hull, spaceframe, decking, major hardware, and reinforcement systems; reports to the Engineer's Mate.
Computer Engineer (E-CE)
The Computer Engineer is a specialized Engineer. The new generation of Computer systems are highly developed. This system needs much maintenance and the Computer Engineer was introduced to relieve the Science Officer, whose duty this was in the very early days. A small team is assigned to the Computer Engineer, which is made up from NCO personnel assigned by the Asst. and Chief Engineer. The Computer Engineer reports to the Asst. Chief Engineer.
Computer Technician (E-CT)
Works with Computer engineers to maintain all computer systems including; LCARS, computer cores, subprocessors, ODN, isolinear and biogel systems, and personal access display devices; for the base, docked ships, and small craft. Reports to the Boatswain's Mate.
Construction Master Chief (E-CMC)
Construction Engineers are skilled tradesmen. They are specialized in several sections of engineering systems listed. The CCE oversees construction and refit of ships docked and in construction platforms. Coordinates with the Materials Officer to ensure supplies are adequate. Reports to the Asst. Chief Engineer.
Flight Deck Engineer (E-FD)
Flight Deck Engineer is a specialized Engineering post. This Officer is assigned to the Flight Deck, and is responsible for the service and repair of all small vessel assigned to the base. The flight deck must maintain a set number for craft at all times for evacuation purposes in case of emergency. A team is assigned to the Engineer in charge of Shuttlecraft Maintenance, which is made up from NCO personnel, assigned by the Asst. and Chief Engineer. The Engineer in charge of Shuttlecraft Maintenance reports to the Asst. Chief Engineer and Flight Deck OPS.
Flight Deck Mates (FDM)
Reports to the Flight Controller and is responsible for the safe operation, maintenance and repair of ship's systems in one of the following areas of specialization:
- Damage Control (D) - flight deck, fighter craft, and auxiliary craft safety and emergency equipment and systems.
- Equipment (E) - standard, special, and emergency crew and crew support equipment.
- Fuels (F) - fighter craft and auxiliary craft fuel, fueling systems, and containment systems.
- Launching and Recovery (L) - fighter craft and auxiliary craft handling, preparation, launch and land procedures, and special recovery equipment.
- Ordnance (O) - fighter craft and auxiliary craft weapons systems, and torpedo and probe inventories.
- Supply and Logistics (S) - flight deck equipment storekeeping and maintenance.
Flight Control Technicians (FCT)
Reports to the Flight Deck Controller and is responsible for the safe operation, maintenance, and repair of flight systems in one of the following areas of specialization:
- Avionics and Flight Control (A) - navigational, piloting, reaction control and sensor systems.
- Propulsion (P) - all drives and power systems.
- Utilities and Support Systems (U) - environmental and communications systems, replicators, transporters, and all other secondary systems.
- Navagation & Conn (N) - reaction control system, navigational sensor and input systems, automatic flight systems, manual flight systems, position verification, and Bridge to Engineering controls.
See Also: Operations Positions