Station Engineer

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ENGINEERING STAFF
Station Engineer
Station Engineer
Access: Engineering, Tech Storage, External airlocks, Vacant Office, Construction Site, Maintenance
Difficulty: Medium
Qualifications: At least 25 years of age, applicable Bachelors degree or 7 years experience in engineering-related field.
Relevant Education: Ceres University - Hongsun Park Engineering Institute
Supervisors: Chief Engineer
Duties: Start the singularity, wire the solars, repair station hull and wiring damage, reset rogue AI's, repair equipment, etc. Basically, do everything that has anything to do with repairs.
Guides: Hacking, Guide to Construction, Singularity Engine, Solars, Supermatter Engine, Telecommunications, Guide to Shields

As a Station Engineer you are the man that, when called, fixes a broken light bulb, repairs a door, or, rarely, helps break into a rogue AI's core. You watch over the engine, ensure the electrical machinery aboard the station is up and running, and, most of all, repair the station when it inevitably explodes due to unforeseen consequences.

Equipment

You start in Engineering with a Hard Hat, a T-Ray Scanner, an Engineering Headset, an Engineering Jumpsuit, Tool Belt, and an Engineering PDA.

Items that are recommended for Station Engineers include Utility Belts, Multitools, a Welding Helmet, Optical Meson Scanners, and some Cable Coils, as well as the Hazard Vest. You are also the only people authorised to use Insulated Gloves.

Utility belts allow for the storage of tools and other such items in your belt slot, freeing your hands up. The multitool is a nifty piece of kit, used for checking the amount of power flowing through wires, fixing machines infected with rampant brand intelligence, and repairing wires in doors. The welding mask is vital to protect your eyes while welding. The optical meson scanner enables you to see station structure and lighting through obstructions so that you always know where you're going and what's damaged without having to accidentally walk into a vacuum-exposed corridor to do it. Cable coils are used while laying new power lines and completing a few constructions. Hazard vests are bright orange and it enables an engineer to wear an emergency oxygen tank in the suit storage slot, freeing the belt slot for the utility belt.

It is also recommended that you carry a stack of metal and glass with you in your backpack at all times. This will allow you to respond quickly to any station damage that may occur. All this gear can be obtained in the Engineering locker room, in the top right corner of the Engine Room. If all the metal and glass is gone more can be obtained from the Quartermaster in the Cargo Bay.

Doing Your Duty

Repairing things is what engineers do, and so is setting the station with power. Without any engineers doing a little work, the station will crumble.

Starting the Engine

This is an extremely important task. Luckily, it is simple enough. Make certain you follow the instructions precisely; an engineer who accidentally floods Engineering with phoron is not a popular person.

Working the Solars

Read the guide, make sure you have wire, internals and a space suit. Best of luck.

Fixing the Station

If there is, indeed, a breach, a broken door, or some other problem you can fix, you can go ahead and do so. See the Guide to Construction for more details.

Power Management

Remember that you can use your ID on the Power Monitoring Computer to remotely controls APCs. In the event that your power sources run dry, it may be worth turning off a few unneeded APCs.

Traitoring

Being a traitor engineer can be both the easiest and hardest task on the station. On the one hand, you can go almost everywhere on the station, and have easy access to the tools to get rid of any pesky doors (or walls) in your way. Also, many crew members don't bat an eyelid when they see an engineer wearing a jetpack, or stood in a hole in the wall. Any curious crewmen are usually deflected by saying you are doing engineering work ("I need this to repair hull damage, Captain!")

On the other hand, Engineers lack weapons. They can make them with the right know how. Also note, engineers loitering near their target may quickly arouse suspicion, especially if you are far, far away from a maintenance tunnel.

And finally, if you truly hate the station, it is within your grasp to generally sabotage the power supply of the station.

Engineering Apprentice

ENGINEERING STAFF
Engineering Apprentice
Engineering Apprentice
Access: Engineering, Tech Storage, External airlocks, Vacant Office, Construction Site, Maintenance
Difficulty: Easy
Qualifications: At least 18 years of age, currently studying for an applicable Bachelors degree or under 7 years experience in any engineering-related field.
Relevant Education: Ceres University - Hongsun Park Engineering Institute
Supervisors: Chief Engineer, All of Engineering.
Duties: Assist Engineering in all of their tasks, be supervised. Learn!
Guides: Hacking, Guide to Construction, Singularity Engine, Solars, Supermatter Engine, Telecommunications, Guide to Shields

As an Engineering Apprentice, you are here to get hands-on experience in Engineering. This is a learners' role, you shouldn't be expected to know much about Engineering in this role. Established characters shouldn't jump into this position outside of very unique circumstances Or staff approval.

Engineering Deparment
Head of Department Chief Engineer
Personnel Station Engineer - Atmospheric Technician
Relevant Education Ceres University - Hongsun Park Engineering Institute
Useful Guides Guide to Atmospherics - Supermatter Engine - Singularity Engine - Setting up the Solar Array - Telecommunications - Integrated Electronics
Jobs on Aurora
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