When people say that an Engineer is better than a Technician - they simply don't understand that these 2 roles are different and there is no conflict between them.In this case, there is no better than or worse than.
The same thing occurs in the U.S., I'm afraid. However, the ranting comes from both sides. Way back in my technician days, it was quite common to listen to a spirited discussion between technicians about how much smarter they were than the engineers. This was especially prevalent in the test area, when if a resistor or capacitor had to be changed, the tech that discovered the error would go on a rant. Of course, highbrow engineers would also regularly try to blame the technicians for everything that did not pass test. Overzealousness toward one’s own greatness is a potential pitfall for everyone.
- Kirt Blattenberger