- "Sentient creatures can believe whatever they want—but too often they confuse their hopes and dreams with cold, hard reality. I don't have that luxury. As an engineer, I'm only concerned with what works."
- ―Kuat of Kuat
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:
- Calibration Engineer
- Chief Systems Engineer
- Clone engineer
- Engineer battle droid
- Skakoan combat engineer
- Imperial Combat Engineer
- Imperial Engineering Division
- Engineering lieutenant
- Engineering officer
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.
Engineering-related groups included the Republic Combat Engineer Battalion and the Imperial Engineers Academy. The later of which trained Imperial Combat Engineers. Each Special missions platoon had one Engineering squad.