26 Jan 2396
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Engineering

Ranks listed are the ideal for that position. An individual possessing one rank below the rank listed may hold that position in an 'acting' capacity until he or she is promoted or replaced.

Key:

* This position may only be held by an officer.

* This position may only be held by an NCO (Non-Commissioned Officer).

* This position is discretionary, and may not be found on all vessels and outposts.

Chief Engineering Officer (CEO)

The Chief Engineer is responsible for the condition of all systems and equipment on board a Starfleet ship or facility. S/he oversees maintenance, repairs and upgrades of all equipment. S/he is also responsible for assigning repair teams during crisis situations. The Chief Engineer is not only the Department head but also a Senior Officer, responsible for all the crew members in her/his department.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: Lieutenant Junior Grade (LTJG)*

Assistant Chief Engineering Officer (ACEO)

The Assistant Chief Engineer assists the Chief Engineer in the daily work; in issues regarding mechanical, administrative matters such as maintaining duty rosters, and co-ordaining repairs with other departments. If so required the Asst. Chief Engineer must be able to take over as Chief Engineer, and thus must be versed in current information regarding the ship or facility.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: Ensign (ENS)*

Engineer (ENG)

There are several non specialised Engineers aboard each vessel. They are assigned to their duties by the Chief Engineer and his Assistant, performing a number of different tasks as required (i.e. general maintenance and repair). Generally Engineers are assigned to more specialised Engineering personnel to assist in their work if so requested.  Engineers report either to their assigned specialist or to the Asst. Chief Engineering Officer.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer/Enlisted: Any

Communications Specialist (ECOM)

The Communications Officer is a specialised Engineer. Communication aboard a ship or facility takes two basic forms, voice and data. Both are handled by the onboard computer system and dedicated hardware. The vastness and complexity of this system requires a dedicated team to maintain the system. The Communications Engineer is the Officer in charge of this team, which is made up from NCO personnel, assigned to the team by the Asst. and/or Chief Engineer. The Communications Engineer reports to the Asst and/or Chief Engineer.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer/Enlisted: Any

Matter/Anti-Matter Specialist (EMARA)

The Matter/Energy Engineer is a specialised Engineer. All aspects of matter energy transfer 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 and/or Chief Engineer.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer/Enlisted: Any

Propulsion Specialist (EPROP)

The Propulsion Engineer is a specialised Engineer. The complexity of the Warp Drive and Impulse systems of any starship is further complicated by 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 vessels may have a dedicated Officers who ensure the Warp Drive and Impulse systems continue to operate under any condition. A small team is assigned to the Warp Drive Engineer which is made up of other junior Propulsion specialists or general Engineers, assigned by the Asst. and/or Chief Engineer. The Warp Drive Engineer reports to the Asst and/or Chief Engineer.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer/Enlisted: Any

Structural / Environmental Specialist (ESTEV)

The Structural and Environmental Engineer is a specialised Engineer. The hull, bulkheads, interior supports, walls, jeffries tubes, turbolifts, Structural Integrity Field (SIF), Inertial Dampening Field (IDF), and all other environmental systems are maintained and monitored by this Engineer and his/her team.  The Structural and Environmental team makes up a large part of the Engineering Department since it is one of the most essential functions of any base or vessel. The Structural / Environmental Engineer reports to the Asst and/or Chief Engineer.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer/Enlisted: Any

Flight Deck Maintenance Officer (EFDM)

Shuttlecraft Maintenance is a specialised Engineer post. This Officer is assigned to the Shuttle Maintenance Deck (sometimes called the Flight Deck, but generally only if Fighter Pilot personnel are assigned), and is responsible for the service and repair of all small vessels assigned to the Starship or facility. The flight deck must mantain a set number of 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 and Chief Engineer. Should the vessel or facility have a dedicated Fighter Pilot Department assigned, then maintenance of these craft falls under the service of the Shuttlecraft Maintenance teams, Engineers in charge of Shuttlecraft Maintenance will report required information to the Wing Commander.

Rank/Rate Requirements for position:

Officer: None

Enlisted: None