The Engineer (技師, Gishi?), also known as Chief, is a recurring job in the series, originating from the Final Fantasy IV subseries of games. It serves as the job of Cid Pollendina, the airship engineer for the Kingdom of Baron.
Engineers are similar to the recurring Machinist job with their role in the game's narrative, having extensive knowledge of advanced technology in their game's world. However, unlike the recurring Machinist job, Engineers work with heavy melee weapons and use their skills to inspect enemy stats in combat.
The skillset of the Engineer job is fairly limited, with most releases of Final Fantasy IV only allowing Cid to use Analyze, which functions identically to the recurring Libra White Magic. Later games would add more to Engineer's arsenal - Upgrade, which allows the user to enhance their weapon with an elemental affinity, and Risk Strike, an attack that may allow the user to deal critical damage to a target.
Cid Pollendina is an Engineer (Chief in older releases). He wields hammers in battle and can use his special skill Analyze to examine enemy stats. In the 3D versions, Cid has been given a new ability called Upgrade, sacrificing an offensive item to add elemental properties to his attacks.
Cid is a Engineer, and he retains all of his skills from the previous game.
Cid is an Engineer and is able to use Analyze and Risk Strike, which has a chance to do high damage.
The Engineer (飛空艇技師, Hikūtei Gishi?, lit. Airship Engineer) appears exclusively as Cid's job. It serves as a physical oriented role in combat, specializing in using Combat, Support, and Machinist abilities.
Like Cid, she has access to Analyze command and can use Hammers. Unlike the Engineer, the Shop Hand has access to the Big Throw command, allowing Luca to throw her weapon like a boomerang at an enemy so that she does full damage from the back row.