The Chief Engineer was an officer stationed on a Union vessel who functioned as the head of all engineering issues and supervisor of all junior Engineering section officers. The position was normally filled by an officer of Lieutenant Commander rank; junior officers tended to be Lieutenants and Ensigns.
Among the responsibilities of the Chief Engineer was an analysis of the dysonium field condenser, a task which is performed once every month. Officers considered the task to be rather easy and one that could be carried out by even first-year cadets, according to Kelly Grayson. Chief Engineer John LaMarr considered the task to be boring and tiresome.
Notable Chief Engineers[edit | edit source]
- Steve Newton: Chief Engineer USS Orville until early 2420.
- John LaMarr: Chief Engineer of the Orville, replacing Steve Newton.
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See also[edit | edit source]
- Chief Medical Officer
- Chief Security Officer
- Chief Science Officer
- First Officer
- Second Officer