An engineer was a person involved in construction, design, or the use of engines or machines.
Military Engineers were technology specialists who focused their energy on making repairs in the field. They were often part of a combat unit and were trained to make rapid repairs and adjustments in highly stressful situations—even while under fire.
Starship Engineers were members of a starship's crew who maintained the ship's systems. In combat, the engineer could reroute power to increase speed or shielding, and repair or jury-rig battle-damaged systems.
Other types of engineers included:
Walex Blissex was a starship engineer who designed all kinds of craft, from starfighters to battleships, and earned the title of doctor. Another prominent starship engineer was Raith Sienar, who ran Sienar Fleet Systems where he designed the TIE fighter.
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