I've been given the Job title, Master Electrician from my Production Manager and my Technical Director. When a touring show comes in, they ask for their ME and sent to me. However, I was reading in the introduce yourself forum, and for high wattage, several people were having a hard time with high wattage calling himself a master electrician, and in pie's thread about what to call his job position, no one really likes the title master electrician. From my observations I almost feel bad calling myself an ME, but I am in charge of all lighting equipment operations, under our equipment specialist, but I hang, color, patch the plot, I draw up paperwork, whether touring or in house, I program and/or board op the show. I am not a certified electrician, and I won't pretend to be a good electrician for a second. But in my theater, thats why we have our equipment specialist. He handles most electrical duties, and if needed we call a college engineer. I understand that it takes years to become a Master Electrician, and that title shouldn't be used loosely, but In the the theater i work in, I assume the role of the Master Electrician. Does that not make me it? I'm curious of your opinions about this, I know I just work in a small community college roadhouse, but I went up the ranks like anyone else would.