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Mechanic is a Vocation and a profession.

Description (Specifications)[edit]

The role of Mechanic is responsible for the maintenance and repair of the vessel's miscellaneous systems.

Specialises in the mechanical systems aboard ship (including hydraulics, pneumatics, etc. not falling in any other Engineering speciality), but almost always end sup doubling up as painter and decorator, carpet fitter and general dogsbody to the engineers.

History & Background (Dossier)[edit]

mechanics first appeared when motive power replaced wind and limb as the main power source for vessels on land, sea and air. They have changed and adapted ever since.

Professional Certification[edit]

An individual's skill as a Sensor Operator is rated by their Certificate:

  • Level 1 (Qualified)
  • Level 2 (Competent)
  • Level 3 (Experienced / Expert)
  • Level 4 or more (Master)

Engineering Societies[edit]

Societies looking after the interests of Mechanics exist within the Imperium, often administering the systems of professional certification. Those of these societies with an Imperial Charter allow their members to advertise their membership by the use of appropriate letters after their name (e.g. MISME - Member of the Imperial Society of Master Mechanics). Full membership is usually only open to certified Masters of the craft, others may be granted associate membership.

References & Contributors (Sources)[edit]

This list of sources was used by the Traveller Wiki Editorial Team and individual contributors to compose this article. Copyrighted material is used under license from Far Future Enterprises or by permission of the author. The page history lists all of the contributions.