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== Starting Out ==
 
== Starting Out ==
At roundstart, you'll generally receive a few orders. Generally you want to prioritise the ones from medical, as they'll likely be fairly necessary for helping the crew not die. If you're feeling especially helpful, you could even order some supplies for medical before they do, such as nanoblood, as well as carbon and acetone for chemistry.
 
  
After that, you'll generally recieve some orders from research and robotics. These will be quite expensive, so it might take a while. Finding some valuable materials such as phoron to export can be very useful to get those orders out of the way fast, and set you up for anything else you might need. Go bother engineering for some phoron crystals, or get the Deck Chief to grab some from the Emergency Armory.  
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=== '''Equipment''' ===
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Your locker contains the following, as well as other non-essential items:
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* A '''tool belt''', which will be vital for refueling and maintaining the shuttles.
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* A pair of '''rubber stamps''', used in the returning of supply manifests.
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* Your stylish '''hazard vest''', which is also a requirement to work in the hangar.
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* '''Package wrapper''', which is used for wrapping crates before you haul them up to the mailroom.
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If both lockers in the office are taken, there's a third one up the ladder from the mailroom, on Deck Two.
  
Once you're done with the early orders, you'll want to fuel the shuttles. This is covered more in the helpfully titled section 'Refuelling Shuttles'.
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=== Roundstart orders ===
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The most common departments to receive orders from at the beginning of the round are [[Medical Jobs|Medical]], [[Research & Development]], and [[Robotics]]. Medical generally orders '''nanoblood''' and '''carbon''' and '''acetone reagent refills'''. R&D and Robotics generally order '''gold''', '''silver''', and '''diamonds'''.
  
'''Tools of the Trade'''
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It is recommended you prioritize the orders from medical, as they're fairly necessary for helping the crew not die. R&D/Robotics' orders will be more expensive; finding some valuable materials such as [[Phoron crystal|phoron]] to export can help you get the credits you require quickly. [[Engineering]] and the [[Emergency Armory]] have a stack of phoron crystals; Engineering will generally provide it to you, and the Emergency Armory can be accessed by the Deck Chief.
* You have in your locker a tool belt, which will be vital for refuelling and maintaining the shuttles.
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* You also have a pair of rubber stamps, which are important for sending back supply manifests.
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=== Fueling the shuttles ===
* The Supply Office also has an autolathe, and materials can sometimes be found in the warehouse. This can be useful for saving credits if something minor has been ordered.
 
* Your stylish hazard vest, which aside from looking good is also a requirement to work in the hangar.
 
* You also have a package wrapper, which is useful for wrapping crates before you haul them up to the mailroom.
 
If both lockers in the office are taken, there's a third one up the ladder from the mailroom, on Deck Two.
 
  
 
== How To Do Your Job ==
 
== How To Do Your Job ==

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Deck Technician
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Accept orders. Deliver crates. Send mail. Refuel Guppy.
Difficulty: Very Easy
Access: Cargo Bay
EC branch ranks: Explorer(E-3)
Fleet branch ranks: Petty Officer Third Class(E-4), Crewman(E-3), Crewman Apprentice(E-2)
Civ branch ranks: Contractor

The Deck Technician is the grunt worker of the Cargo Bay. They are responsible for sending mail, receiving cargo, and generally ensuring that all the deliveries to the Supply department get where they need to go.

As members of the Supply department, Deck Technicians answer to both the Deck Chief and the Executive Officer, though the Deck Chief is by far the more active of the two in this regard.

Starting Out

Equipment

Your locker contains the following, as well as other non-essential items:

  • A tool belt, which will be vital for refueling and maintaining the shuttles.
  • A pair of rubber stamps, used in the returning of supply manifests.
  • Your stylish hazard vest, which is also a requirement to work in the hangar.
  • Package wrapper, which is used for wrapping crates before you haul them up to the mailroom.

If both lockers in the office are taken, there's a third one up the ladder from the mailroom, on Deck Two.

Roundstart orders

The most common departments to receive orders from at the beginning of the round are Medical, Research & Development, and Robotics. Medical generally orders nanoblood and carbon and acetone reagent refills. R&D and Robotics generally order gold, silver, and diamonds.

It is recommended you prioritize the orders from medical, as they're fairly necessary for helping the crew not die. R&D/Robotics' orders will be more expensive; finding some valuable materials such as phoron to export can help you get the credits you require quickly. Engineering and the Emergency Armory have a stack of phoron crystals; Engineering will generally provide it to you, and the Emergency Armory can be accessed by the Deck Chief.

Fueling the shuttles

How To Do Your Job

So, the main part of your job is handling supply orders. This can be done from the Supply Management program on a computer. It also lets you send the Supply Drone to and from the Torch. Orders are loaded at the 'remote destination' and then returned to the Torch, so in order to place an order you'll need to have it go away and then come back. For these reasons, it's generally a good idea to keep the supply drone away until you get a few orders placed, to save time on getting them back.

Once the drone comes back with orders, you want to deliver them. If you have multiple orders to the same location - e.g multiple different expensive resources for science - you can save time by packing them all into one crate. You then want to stamp all the supply manifests with your cargo rubber stamp, and load them into empty crates or keep them for when you get the crates back. Returning crates and stamped manifests will give more credits, but there are a few important things to note about this.

  1. You will only get credits from exporting if the item is in a crate, so make sure to get all your crates back from wherever you sent them.
  2. You can only have one manifest per crate - however, you can have as much of anything else in as you want
  3. The only items you will gain credits for are manifests, raw materials (e.g gold ingots or phoron sheets) and survey data disks, which are generally worthless due to their extremely low value.

You also slowly gain credits over time. Your best bet for getting more is either snatching some phoron from the E-Arm or Engineering, or waiting for the Prospectors to bring in an enormous pile of ore.

One of a deck tech's other duties is refueling the Torch's two shuttles, the Charon and the GUP. It's generally a good idea to get this done at the start of every round, before angry explorers with machetes come after you because their ship's running on fumes and an Adherent they tied to the front of it. Shuttles have two types of movement - short-range and long-range. For short-range fuel, hydrogen and only hydrogen is needed.

To refuel a shuttle's hydrogen supply, do the following:

  1. Locate the fuel port on the exterior of shuttle.
  2. Use a crowbar to open the fuel port.
  3. Click on the fuel port with an empty hand to remove the fuel tank.
  4. Put fuel tank into a Hydrogen canister. There's one in the Fuel Bay near the Hangar.
  5. Fill it to the max pressure, like an usual air tank.
  6. Click on the fuel port with the canister to put it back.
  7. Crowbar it closed.
  8. If you have access to the shuttle's helm, check shuttle console for the hydrogen level. The Delta-V budget should be at 2912 if a full tank of hydrogen is loaded.

For long-range, most gases can be used, although the Charon and GUP both use Carbon Dioxide by default, meaning that's what you'll be filling them with.

To refuel a shuttle's CO2 supply, do the following:

  1. Ask engineering to maximise the CO2 output to the Hangar, as it'll make filling canisters a lot faster.
  2. Grab the CO2 canister from the shuttle you're fuelling. For the GUP, it's in plain sight, whereas for the Charon it's in the room directly aft of the airlock
  3. Drag it down to the fuel bay, wrench it onto the connector port and max the output on the gas pump.
  4. Wait for the canister to fill to its maximum level - around 15000 kPa - and then take it back to the shuttle and wrench it back where it came from.
  5. Make sure any fuel valves are open, and wait for the CO2 to drain into the thrusters.
  6. If fueling the Charon, you may want to repeat the process one or two more times, as it takes more fuel than the GUP. For the GUP, one canister is normally enough, though you may want to give them a second one for a particularly long trip. It's also advisable to use the engine control console for the GUP to set the thrust limiters to 10%, as this will make the fuel last longer with a negligible impact on speed.