Engineering Department Handbook

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Briefing Recipients

Minimum Security Clearance

Level 0 (For Official Use Only)


All Engineering Department personnel are required to maintain a copy of this handbook and remain oriented regarding its contents.


Welcome to the SCP Foundation engineering department. This handbook outlines all subjects you have learned in your training, and should be a valuable resource when you begin your work at your station of duty.

No doubt you have come from a history of mechanical or structural engineering, or even the trades - no matter the background, the engineering department contributes to the mission objective through total maintenance oversight. Our department handles site maintenance in electrical engineering, HVAC, structural maintenance, and plumbing. Additionally, when closest to our mission, we have an important task - the fabrication of mission-critical tools and equipment as necessitated by other departments.

Ingenuity and industriousness - remember that these are the things that hold the civilized world together, and by bringing them to the Foundation, we will exceed in our objectives more than ever before.

-Regional Director of Engineering Department, North America


This handbook provides easy access to information necessary for SCP Foundation engineers.


The Engineering Department is responsible for technical maintenance and service of Foundation site infrastructure, as well as the manufacturing of mission-critical equipment.

Command Structure

Each employee is issued a pay grade consistent with their position in the organization. Ranks are assigned in accordance with their pay grades. Promotions are to be given via necessity or upon recognition of exceptional performance. Activities recognized under such a category include volunteerism or completion of tasks without unnecessary oversight.


Site Staff Ranks

S-1 - AST. - Assistant - Assistants undergoing seasoning for their new department. Are to be promoted immediately following in-processing and completion of on-the-job department orientation.


S-2 - STF. - Staff - Responsible for mid-level work within their department. Staff are permitted to be issued higher security clearance levels for work purposes. (L1 - Confidential)


S-3 - TCH. - Technician - Technicians are personnel promoted due to their knowledge of specialized skills in their field, and are granted minor supervisional authority over lower ranks. (L2 - Restricted)


S-4 - AMG. - Assistant Manager - Assistant Managers are personnel with profound knowledge of their field, and are afforded a high amount of supervisory authority over lower ranks.


S-5 - MGR. - Manager - Managers are personnel with profound knowledge of their field, and are afforded a high amount of supervisory authority over lower ranks. They are also eligible for higher security clearance levels for command purposes. (L3 - Secret)


S-6 - DPH. - Department Head - Department Heads are highly seasoned and knowledgeable personnel within their field, and are responsible for the upkeep and operation of their department. Department Heads issue all marching orders of a department at a given time, and report only to the Senior Staff of the Administration Department.


Senior Staff Ranks

SS-1 - AD. - Assistant Director - Assistant Directors are responsible for the oversight of multiple departments at once, but often hail from a specific department. Out of necessity, Assistant Directors, and all affiliated Senior Staff are granted a Top Secret security clearance for presence in command decisions. (L4 - Top Secret)


SS-2 - HMCL. - HMCL Supervisor - The HMCL (Hazardous Materials Containment Liaison) Supervisor is a role that encapsulate the management of all departments associated with the non-militant handling and containment of hazardous materials typically sought by the SCP Foundation. HMCL Supervisors maintain full control of the Engineering, Research, Supply, and Medical departments. The HMCL Supervisor becomes Acting Site Director in the event that the Site Director and the Chief of Security are unable to fulfill their duties.


SS-3 - COS. - Chief of Security - Although technically inhabiting a personnel slot in both the Security Department and the Administration Department, the Chief of Security upholds the vital position of being first in the line of succession in the event that the Site Director is rendered unable to fulfill his duties.


SS-4 - SD. - Site Director - The Site Director is responsible for ensuring that the entire site operates effectively, in part reliant on his oversight of administrative personnel such as the HMCL Supervisor and the Chief of Security. Site Directors maintain contact with SCP Foundation regional command at all times, and receive express memos by the Overwatch Council. As such, they operate on the highest level of security clearance. (L5 - Thaumiel)


SS-5 - ARD. - Assistant Regional Director - Assistant Regional Directors function as the middlemen between regional and site commands. Assistant Regional Directors, as well as the ranks above, inhabit regional command posts rather than localized sites.


SS-6 - RD. - Regional Director - Regional Directors maintain command authority over their assigned continental region, and are responsible for issuing commands to Assistant Regional Directors and Site Directors. Regional Directors report directly to the Overwatch Council.


SS-7- O5-X. - Overseer - Overseers are individuals who inhabit the primary decision-making body of the SCP Foundation, the Overwatch Council.




The following outlines all procedures, such as safety, receiving supplies, and explanations on the different variations of machining tools that the department headquarters is outfitted with.


Safety of personnel should be high priority in all supply operations. Attention should be given to work conditions, such as insuring that no engineers have loose hair or articles of clothing, especially when working near automated machinery. Fire safety is a must - extinguishers must be on-hand at all times. As an engineer, you may be working near hazardous materials, such as flammable gas cannisters or explosives.

Receiving Supplies

Supplies will be provided to you by the Supply Department via the open-department storage rooms within the site. You are free to utilize the storage from any of these containers, however, permission must be granted by a superior in your department. Your department will also be outfitted with a keycard-locked general storage container.

Hazardous Materials

Potentially hazardous shipments or items are marked by common “Dangerous Goods” labels. Certain shipments must be handled with extensive safety precautions.

General Precautionary Measures: NO SMOKING. Keep fire away from all hazardous shipments. Do not allow others to smoke in proximity.


Class 1: Explosives
Description: Any supply with a blast hazard.
Precaution: Hazardous Materials Suits must be worn by personnel at all times when in direct proximity to explosive supplies. Explosives must not be allowed to move or fall while in storage. Explosive shipments with dents, dampness, or oily stains are to be considered defective.

Class 2: Gasses
Description: Gases which are compressed, liquified or dissolved under pressure.
Precaution: Hazardous Materials Suits must be worn by personnel at all times when in direct proximity to gas supplies. Gas shipments found with inconsistent pressurization, leaky valves, or dents are to be considered defective.

Class 3: Flammable Liquids
Description: Gasoline, fuel, or other flammable liquids.
Precaution: Fire extinguishers should be readied in addition to anti-ignition measures.

Class 4: Flammable Solids
Description: Solid substances easily ignited or combustible, such as magnesium or matches, alkyls, and objects dangerous when wet such as sodium, calcium, and other laboratory chemicals. 
Precaution: Flammable solid shipments found with leakage or dampness consistent with combustion hazards are to be considered defective. Class 4 chemicals that react dangerously with water should have similar precautions (no exposure to open air) to prevent moisture-induced hazards.

Class 5: Oxidizing Agents and Organic Peroxides
Description: Substances easily ignited or combustible.
Precaution: Oxidizing Agents/Organic Peroxide shipments found with leakage or dampness consistent with combustion hazards are to be considered defective.

Class 6: Toxic and Infectious Substances
Description: Substances such as poisons and vectors for infectious diseases.
Precaution: Hazardous Materials Suits must be worn by personnel at all times when in direct proximity to toxic and infectious substances. Damaged shipments are to be considered defective. Defective toxic/infectious substance shipments should not be approached, nor should physical contact be attempted. Contact site command for disposal advisory.
Label(s): TOXIC

Class 7: Radioactive Substances
Description: Radioactive isotopes or materials.
Precaution: Hazardous Materials Suits must be worn by personnel at all times when in direct proximity to radioactive substances. Damaged shipments are to be considered defective. Defective radioactive substance shipments should not be approached, nor should physical contact be attempted. Contact site command for disposal advisory.

Class 8: Corrosive Substances
Description: Corrosive chemical compounds, such as lithium sulfate or hydrogen fluoride.
Precaution: Leaky or damp shipments are to be considered defective.

Class 9: Miscellaneous
Description: Miscellaneous
Precaution: Contact site command for details.


Military Supplies & Prototypes

Manufactured military supplies, such as weapons or ammunition, must be turned in to the Security Department once prototype stage has been achieved. Unregistered potentially lethal military supplies that have been left outside of security storage is considered a threat to operational security.

Machining Tools

The following machining tools are standard for all SCP Foundation Engineering Department facilities:

Description: Industrial furnaces are used to process raw materials into metal alloys, and for reducing or shaping such alloys into casted plates. Propane tanks are required as fuel when utilizing an industrial furnace.

Description: A lathe is a machining tool that rotates objects on an axis at high speeds for the purposes of drilling or reduction.

CNC Machine
Description: A Computer Numerical Control machining tool utilizes a complex assortment of computer-controlled tools to assemble or reduce objects. Fasteners are often expelled for the purposes of assembly when utilizing a CNC machine, so usage of Fasteners with every use of the CNC machine is necessary.

Common Materials

The following is a list of materials that can be derived from typically supplied raw materials - these materials are standard protocol for the manufacturing of prototype items that can be used as mission-critical countermeasures.


Site Maintenance

Electrical and mechanic infrastructure should be payed special attention - more specifically, the automated airtight doors and airlocks, as well as the site power grid. The power station of the site is located in the containment wing - as such, Level 2 security clearance is required to access and repair the power grid in the event that power is lost for any reason. Further specialized maintenance training will be described depending on the needs of your site.

Receiving Anomalous Items

Engineering department personal are components of the hazardous materials containment team, and as such, are responsible for assisting in the reception and containment of anomalous items. Consult the Briefing on Anomalous Entities supplement for details.



Training Curriculum


  • Usage of Machining Tools
  • Basic Materials
  • Power Grid Maintenance


Dress Code

The following outlines the current Engineering Department dress code based on new regulations.

Cosmetic Articles - Jewelry, piercings, and non-natural hair dyes are prohibited. Long hair must be restrained when working near machining tools.

Grooming Standard - Highly expressive hairstyles are prohibited. Female hair must be kept within a bun.

Headwear - All professional, neutral-coloured headwear is authorized. Sunglasses or facial articles for outdoor work are authorized.

Upper Body - T-Shirts are authorized. Casual button-up shirts must be tucked to be authorized. Formal wear is authorized for personnel not involved in manual labor.

Lower Body - Comfortable, neutral-coloured civilian work clothes, such as sturdy jeans and cargo pants, are authorized. Neutral-coloured work boots are authorized. Formal pants, slacks, and shoes are authorized, only for personnel not involved in manual labor.

Disguises - For operational security purposes, conventional dress code can be disregarded in the interest of preserving secrecy. Disguise uniforms by site may vary, however, options for the impersonation of military, law enforcement, and other government personnel are authorized, provided they meet authenticity parameters of the local area.