A technician was a person (often a crewman) trained in a specific process, often of a technical nature. Technicians had different rates, including technician first class. (TOS: "Space Seed")

In 2267, James T. Kirk offered the Organians the services of Federation specialists and technicians to assist them. (TOS: "Errand of Mercy")

In 2367, Vagh requested that his own technicians be allowed to confirm Captain Picard's claim that a Federation phaser rifle had been charged using Romulan technology. (TNG: "The Mind's Eye")

In 2370, Deela, an official at the Tozhat Resettlement Center, complained that the center's computers didn't work, and a technician hadn't arrived since they were not a top priority. (DS9: "Cardassians")

In the script, the term "technician" is commonly used to refer to general N.D. background characters.

Types of technicians

This chart shows only general equivalencies based on the ranks used by many governments on Earth, as well as the rest of the galaxy.

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