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Someone in the military who spends 12-15 hours a day fixing the pieces of junk he or she is expected to keep in top shape for the snooty pilots to fly, while getting paid the same as the guy sitting in the office across the flightline who goes home every day at 4, whether or not his work is done. Crew chiefs possess a finely tuned sense of smartassedness, several bags of scrounge and the unwillingness to put up with stupid people. They are what keeps the aircraft in the air and the bars around the base in business.
"We need another crew chief in on this engine change. You've only been here 9 hours, get to work."
by nonner11 February 05, 2010
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A species of primate. Distant relative of it's coworker, the specialist, whom are also known as pointy heads, among other names. May attempt to intimidate other crew chiefs by beating his chest, or occasionally fling turds at specialists. Also renowned for their ability to make anything fit, although this may involve hammer marks on said aircraft part.

To "crew chief" a component, means to use maximum physical force to install components on aircraft.
Scully totally crew chiefed that autopilot computer.
by The undead walking September 12, 2016
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Military maintainers that are rumored to work 10 to 11 hours in a 8 hour shift, often without any time for food or rest.
Wow, those guys are always working. They must be Crew Chiefs; lets give them medals!
by Random LO Maintainer January 15, 2008
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guys at clubs who have really tight chirts on, pointy hair, smell of really bad cologne, usually jewelry, sometimes dancing like dildos, and have nothing interesting to talk about unless its about themselves.
by mcl June 25, 2004
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