Cannoneer (砲撃士, Hougekishi?, lit. Bombardier) is a recurring job appearing in a few games in the Final Fantasy series. The class utilizes cannons for various purposes, from direct damage to in inflicting statuses.
The Cannoneer is a secret job available only in the Advance version. The Cannoneer's most notable attack is its ability to deal random side-effects.
Cannoneer appears with Lightning-, Fire-, and Ice-elemental cards.
Cannoneer from Final Fantasy V appears on a Triple Triad card.
Cannoneer is a term for an artillery gunner, first recorded in the 16th century. Current title is "cannon crewmember," shortened to "cannoneer." Modern cannoneers support infantry units in training and in battlefield are an integral part of combat operations ranging from urban to jungle terrains.
In Japanese the name is "bombardier", an archaic name for artillery crewman.