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For information relating to the profession engineer in Star Trek canon, see engineer. For more information relating to the profession engineer in Star Trek fanon, see engineer.

On a starship or space station, an engineer was a professional person who kept starships, space stations, and other installations operating efficiently and smoothly by repairing and maintaining all associated systems on board. This could be in hardware, software, or in other areas.

Generally, an engineer could do everything from inventing and designing, to testing and fixing and improving upon, machines, structures, systems, and materials.

Starfleet

On a Starfleet starship, the chief engineer was responsible for all engineers and engineering aboard the vessel. They worked through engineering on a ship. (Star Trek: The Original Series; Star Trek: The Next Generation; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; Star Trek: Voyager; Star Trek: Enterprise; Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles; Star Trek: Shabonee; Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions). The assistant chief engineer was second in that line of responsibilities. (Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles; Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions)

On a Starfleet space station, the chief of operations was responsible for all engineers and engineering aboard the station. (Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; Star Trek: Shabonee)

Some Starfleet engineers were members of the Starfleet Corps of Engineers (Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions: "Catalyst, Part One"), while all engineers were part of the operations division. (Star Trek: The Original Series; Star Trek: The Next Generation; Star Trek: Deep Space Nine; Star Trek: Voyager; Star Trek: Enterprise; Star Trek: Discovery; Star Trek: The Prospect Chronicles; Star Trek: Shabonee; Star Trek: The Cantabrian Expeditions)

Equipment Starfleet starship engineers are responsible for

Types of engineers

Notable engineers

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