Wire Men in the GPO were once called that.
Today they are Telephone Engineers
Sound Recordists in the BBC were once called that.
Today They are Sound Engineers
It seems all and sundry today call themselves something grand.
One will get paid what one is worth.
Unfortunately Engineer is not a protected title in this country, so we do not get the same respect engineers get in other countries, they are held in the same light as Doctors, as true engineers will have followed some sort of formal training or assessment to be worthy of IEng or CEng. Most that call themselves engineers are skilled trades or technicians, e.g. Gas Engineer, water engineer (Plumber) not knocking the skill of a good plumber but not technically an engineer.
When I first joined I was a JEM2 Junior Electrical Mechanic second class, I progressed to add an R for radio.