Classification of Occupations in the N.C.B. 1952

The extensive occupations in coal mining is detailed below as used by the National Coal Board in 1952.

COALFACE

F.1       Collier  Getting and filling coal on to conveyor or into trams; getting and filling coal, setting necessary supports, on either machine cut or hand got faces; hewing coal by hand got methods; engaged on stall work and responsible for taking forward rippings, etc., carrying out any operation in connection with a mechanised heading or long-wall face; hewing coal with pneumatic picks; driving a close place or opening out on pick work in coal; developing headings in coal; preparatory to opening out stalls; filling coal into trams in hand filled and drawn; filling coal on face.  
F.2       Assistant Collier           Assists collier on stall heading work and conveyor faces.  
F.3       Ripper Ripping or brushing roadways to make height, erecting supports; building roadside packs; boring shotholes for bringing down roof; dinting roadways. Getting, loading and timbering; getting coal by hand.  
F.4       Airway RepairerMaintaining airways in proper state of repair to ensure proper ventilation in pit.  
F.5       Packer Building packs on longwall face or strip packer.  
F.6       Timberer          Setting or changing supports on face; timbering in front of or behind coal cutter.  
F.7       Wasteman        Withdrawing and recovering supports from waste and/or building packs, chocks, etc, in waste gob or goaf.  
F.8       Coal CuttermanLeading man in coal cutting team; operating and/or flitting coal cutting machine.  
F.9       Coal Cutter Assistant    Assisting coal cutter operator immediately behind the machine; working under the direction of leading coal cutterman.  
F.10      Coal Cutter Mover        Moving, spinning or turning cutting machine.            
F.11      TrackerPreparing tracks for coal cutting machine, preparing face for coal cutting operations, cleaning up the cutter tracks in front of coal cutter.  
F.12      GummerCleaning out cuttings, cleaning up gummings, cleaning up holings, and inserting gibs or nogs.  
F.13      Slusher Operator          Operating mechanical slusher for loading dirt or ripping; scouring drifting gobs or coal heading.  
F.14      Borer   Drilling shot holes for blaster or bursting, or water infusion in coal or stone.  
F.15      Exploratory Borer         Exploratory boring.  
F.16      Gas Emission Borer     Boring holes for the purpose of releasing gas from strata.  
F.17      Burster Operating hydraulic burster.  
F.18      Conveyor LoaderLoading coal delivered by conveyors into tubs at loading points.  
F.19      Conveyor Plough              AttendantCleaning out spillage ploughed off return belt where open type structure is used; cleaning out tension-end of face belt, putting coal so obtained on to belt.  
F.20      Conveyor MoverDismantling and re-erecting a face conveyor in new position.  
F.21      Conveyor Operator       Operating controls of the face conveyors; operating starting switch and cleaning debris from gearheads and gate conveyor receiving end.  
F.22      Face HaulageHaulage by pony or mechanical means at the face.  
F.23      TrammerPushing tubs by hand from collier to pass-by.  
F.24      Supplies TransporterSupplying materials, supports, plant, etc, along the face.  
F.25      Hooker OnAttaching or detaching tubs to or from haulage rope at the face by lashing chains, clips, shackles, etc,  
F.26      Shuttle Car Driver         Driving shuttle car; in charge of shuttle cars conveying coal, etc.  
F.27      Shuttle Car AttendantLoading coal on to a shuttle car.  
F.28       Water Infusion Man     Responsible for apparatus and infusion of water at face.  
F.29      Compressor AttendantIn charge of inbye portable compressor at the face.  
F.30      Fanman           In charge of ventilating fan at the face.                
F.31      Steel Supports                 Straightener      Straightening steel props and bars with straightening machine at the face.  
F.32      Pipe Shifter      Maintaining and extending pipe ranges at the face; dismantling and erecting in new position compressed air and/or water pipes at the face.  
F.33      General WorkerPerforming work of a semi-skilled character which can be done only by a worker who has acquired the degree of skill necessary for the particular job either by training or experience.  
F.34      General WorkerPerforming work of a general character (unskilled) which can be done by any worker without special skill or experience for the particular job undertaken.  
F.35      Timber Cutter   Preparing timber for cog making; cutting props the length required on conveyor face.  
F.36      Trainee Supervisor        Person appointed under the training regulations to supervise and instruct at the face new recruits in coalface operations.  
F.37      Supports Checker        Checking supplies of supports to face; checking supplies and recovery of supports; checking bars and coal props on a face to avoid loss.  
F.38      Coal Inspector  Supervising the filling of coal to avoid unnecessary dirt being filled with the coal.  
F.39      Fitter    Competent fitter qualified by experience of training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on maintenance, repair, construction, assembly or installation of mechanical appliances or equipment.  
F.40      Fitter (semi-skilled)       Semi-skilled fitter engaged on minor working repairs and maintenance of mechanical appliances or equipment, either with or without supervision.  
F.41      Electrician       Competent electrician qualified by experience or training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on the installation, maintenance and repair and testing of electrical equipment, apparatus and machinery.  
F.42      Electro Mechanic         Competent electrician and competent fitter qualified by training, engaged on the combined duties of maintenance, repair, construction or installation of mechanical appliances or equipment, repair and testing of electrical equipment, apparatus and machinery.  

ELSEWHERE UNDERGROUND

E.100    Ripper Enlarging roadways by taking top and/or bottom caunches; boring shotholes for bringing down roof or blowing floor, trimming of roof and sides, clearing rubbish and erecting roof supports.  
E.101    Driller   Drilling holes for blasting or bursting.                                    
E.102    Gas Emission BorerBoring holes in strata to release gas.                                    
E.103    Exploratory Borer           Exploratory boring.                              
E.104    Man-hole MakerPerson engaged in making refuge holes.                                   
E.105    Sinker  Shaft sinking; sinking of shafts for coal and man winding, pumps, etc; shaft sinking or deepening; sinking staple shafts.  
E.106    Hard Ground Man           Driving hard headings or stone drifts.  
E.107    Slusher Operator           Operating mechanical slusher for loading dirt on ripping; scouring drifting gobs or coal heading.  
E.108    Loaderman       Filling tubs, trams or mine cars at loading point.  
E.109    Conveyor Transfer           Cleaning up and generally looking after all transfer points on conveyors.  
E.110    Belt Patrol        Patrolling and inspecting to ensure safe running of conveyor.  
E.111    Rope Changer  Marshalling coupling and uncoupling trams or tubs and changing ropes from one journey to another on partings, pass-byes and shunts.  
E.112    Clipper Attaching or detaching tubs or trams to endless ropes.  
E.113    Shackler          Coupling or uncoupling trams by means of shackles.  
E.114    Rope Runner    Accompanying sets of trams or tubs on rope haulage for purpose of changing rope or ropes at end of run.  
E.115    Train Guard (Ropes)           Accompanying man riding train on rope haulage.  
E.116    Spragger         Controlling tub and tram movement by use of sprags, lockers and scotches.  
E.117    Brakesman       Controlling haulage rope on self acting incline.  
E.118    Squeezer Operator           Operating squeezer to control movement of tubs or trams.  
E.119    Haulage Hand  Operations connected with the movement of tubs and trams.  
E.120    Horse Driver     In charge of horse or pony on horse haulage; in charge of horse hauling tubs.  
E.121    Pony Trainer     Training ponies.                        
E.122    Head Horsekeeper           In charge of horses underground.                                  
E.123    Horsekeeper    Responsible for feeding, watering and care of horses; in charge of horses and stables.  
E.124    Loco Driver      Driving underground locomotive for haulage of coal, materials, etc, including men.  
E.125    Loco Driver      Driving underground locomotive for haulage of coal, materials, etc, excluding man riding.  
E.126    Loco Guard      In charge of train drawn by locomotive for transport of coal, materials, etc, including man riding.  
E.127    Loco Guard      In charge of train drawn by locomotive for transport of coal, materials, etc, excluding man riding.  
E.128    Shuttle Car Driver           Operating or driving shuttle car.  
E.129    Shuttle Car AttendantAssisting shuttle car driver.            
E.130    Shuttle Car Battery                 Attendant          Maintaining and charging shuttle car batteries.  
E.131    Main or Direct Engineman              (including man riding)Driving a direct rope haulage engine operated by electricity, compressed air or steam for the transport of coal, dirt, materials and men.                        
E.132    Main or Direct Engineman              (excluding man riding)Driving a direct rope haulage engine operated by electricity, compressed air or steam for the transport of coal, dirt and materials, excluding men.  
E.133    Main and Tail Haulage               Engineman (including               man riding)  Driving a haulage engine operated by electricity, compressed air or steam and transmitting power to two or more drums for the transport of coal, dirt, materials and men.  
E.134    Main and Tail Haulage              Engineman (excluding              man riding)  Driving a haulage engine operated by electricity, compressed air or steam and transmitting power to two or more drums for the transfer of coal, dirt and materials, excluding men.     
E.135    Endless Rope Haulage              Engineman (including              man riding)  Driving a haulage engine operated by electricity, compressed air or steam, and transmitting power to an endless haulage rope by means of a surge wheel for the transport of coal, dirt, materials and men.  
E.136    Endless Rope Haulage              Engineman (excluding              man riding)  Driving a haulage engine operated by electricity, compressed air or steam, and transmitting power to an endless haulage rope by means of a surge wheel for the transfer of coal, dirt and materials, excluding men.  
E.137    Staple Pit Winder           Operating underground winding engines in staple pits.  
E.138    Winder (Shaft Deepening)Driving underground winding engine for shaft deepening.  
E.139    Incline Winder   Operating winding engine to haul a carriage on which trams or tubs are loaded, to transport men and materials to a number of levels.  
E.140    Road Layer      Laying and maintaining tram or tub rail and tracks.  
E.141    Loco Road Layer           Laying and maintaining tracks used by locomotives.  
E.142    Rollerman        Installing and maintaining rollers: pulleys and sheaves on haulage roads  
E.143    Conveyor Operator           Operating controls of conveyor; operating starting switch and cleaning debris from gear heads and/or tension end.  
E.144    Supplies TransporterEngaged on the supplying and handling of materials, supports, plant, etc; to and from sections of the pit excluding normal haulage operations.  
E.145    Salvage Man    Recovering supports and equipment from abandoned roads.  
E.146    Waterman                    Keeping water courses clear.                            
E.147    Main Pump AttendantIn charge of main installation of underground pumps.  
E.148    Subsidiary Pump              Attendant  In charge of underground pump or pumps.  
E.149    General Worker (semi-              skilled)Performing work of a semi-skilled character which can be done only by a worker who has acquired the degree of skill necessary for the particular job either by training or experience.  
E.150    General Worker              (unskilled)                   Performing work of a general character which can be done by any worker without special skill or experience for the particular job undertaken.  
E.151    SumperCleaning sumps and water lodgements and attending to suctions.  
E.152    First Aid Attendant           Person primarily engaged on first aid duties.  
E.153    Compressed Air InspectorTesting air flows, meter readings, checking and reporting on compressed air leakages, etc.  
E.154    Compressor Attendant         In charge of underground compressors; operating and maintaining portable compressors; attending to running of compressor motors.  
E.155    Fanman                       Attending to underground booster fan; combined duties of attending to fan and other work.  
E.156    Auxiliary Fanman                       Attending to Underground Auxiliary Fan.  
E.157    Fire Prevention Man                       In charge of underground fire fighting equipment and general supervision of fire fighting apparatus underground.  
E.158    Dust Sampler   Taking samples of roadway and/or air dust for statutory analysis and records.  
E.159    Onsetter           Responsible for control of pit bottom or intermediate landings and signalling cages for men and materials.  
E.160    Onsetter’s Assistant           Assisting onsetter; in charge of additional deck where multi-deck winding is carried on, and responsible for giving auxiliary signals to onsetter.  
E.161    Catch Knocker             Operating cage catches at pit bottom or intermediate landings.  
E.162    Cage Hands                 Assisting in loading on to or drawing off from the cage at the pit bottom or intermediate landings.  
E.163    Bridge Operator                       Operating bridge connecting cage with the shaft sidings at pit bottom or intermediate landings.  
E.164    Staple Pit Onsetter           Responsible for control of staple pit bottom and signalling cages for men and materials.  
E.165    Staple Pit Onsetter’s              Assistant  Generally assisting staple pit onsetter and responsible for giving auxiliary signals to onsetter.  
E.166    Staple Pit Catch KnockerOperating cage catches at staple pit bottom.  
E.167    Staple Pit Cage HandsAssisting in loading on to or drawing off from cage at staple pit bottom.  
E.168    Staple Pit BanksmanResponsible for control of staple pit top and signalling for cages for coal, men and materials.  
E.169    Staple Pit Banksman’s              Assistant  Generally assisting staple pit banksman on staple pit top and responsible for giving auxiliary signals to banksman.  
E.170    Staple Pit Top Catch              Knocker  Operating cage switches at staple pit top.  
E.171    Staple Pit Top Cage HandAssisting in loading on to or drawing off from the cage at staple pit top.  
E.172    Fitter    Competent fitter qualified by experience, training and apprenticeship, engaged on maintenance, repair, construction, assembly or installation of mechanical appliances or equipment.                                           
E.173    Semi-skilled Fitter           Semi-skilled fitter engaged on minor repairs and maintenance of mechanical plus extra appliances or equipment, either with or without supervision.  
E.174    Electrician        Competent electrician qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on the installation, maintenance and repair and testing of electrical equipment, apparatus and machinery.  
E.175    Electro MechanicCompetent electrician and competent fitter qualified by training, engaged on the combined duties of maintenance, repair, construction or installation of mechanical appliances or equipment, repair and testing of electrical equipment, apparatus and machinery.  
E.176    BlacksmithGeneral smithy work connected with plant or chains, capping and recapping of ropes, etc.  
E.177    Blacksmith (semi-skilled)Semi-skilled blacksmith engaged on general smithy work of a minor character either with or without supervision.  
E.178    Shoeing SmithEngaged on the making and/or fitting of horse shoes.  
E.179    Pick SharpenerSharpening, grinding or tipping picks, drills or bits.  
E.180    Steel StraightenerStraightening steel supports, using hand or power driven machines.  
E.181    PipemanMaintaining and extending pipe ranges; dismantling and erecting in new position compressed air and/or water pipes.  
E.182    RopemanSplicing, capping, maintaining and installing haulage ropes.  
E.183    Conveyor MoverErecting, extending, dismantling and re-erecting conveyor in new position.  
E.184    Mason (including              bricklayer)  Laying bricks, stone or prefabricated blocks, building to specification and maintaining fabric.  
E.185    Carpenter (including              joiner and wheelwright)  General joinery work; making woodwork of all kinds.
E.186    Semi-skilled Carpenter              (including semi-skilled              joiner & wheelwright)  Capable of only undertaking and engaged upon rough types of joinery work.
E.187    ShaftsmanExamining, maintaining and repairing shafts and shaft fittings.  
E.188    Shaftman’s AssistantAssisting shaftsman in shaft repairs and maintenance; work of a general semi-skilled nature.  

SURFACE

S.200    Winding EnginemanOperating shaft winding engine for raising and lowering men, coal and materials.  
S.201    Main Slant EnginemanOperating main slant or drift engine for raising and lowering men, coal and materials to and from the surface.  
S.202    Slant EnginemanOperating slant or drift engine for raising or lowering coal, dirt and materials to and from the surface, excluding men.  
S.203    Main or Direct Rope              Haulage Engineman              (including man riding)  Driving a direct rope haulage engine operated by electricity, compressed air or steam for the transport of coal, dirt, materials and men on the surface.  
S.204    Main or Direct Rope              Haulage Engineman              (excluding man riding)  Driving a direct rope haulage engine operated by electricity, compressed air or steam for the transport of coal, dirt and materials on the surface, excluding men.  
S.205    Main & Tail Haulage               Engineman (including               man riding)  Driving a haulage engine operated by electricity, compressed air or steam and transmitting power to two or more drums for the transport of coal, dirt, materials and men.  
S.206    Main & Tail Haulage              Engineman (excluding              man riding)  Driving a haulage engine operated by electricity, compressed air or steam and transmitting power to two or more drums for the transport of coal, dirt and materials on the surface, excluding men.  
S.207    Endless Rope Haulage              Engineman (including              man riding)  Driving a haulage engine operated by electricity, compressed air or steam and transmitting power to an endless haulage rope by means of a surge wheel, for the transport of coal, dirt, materials and men.  
S.208    Endless Rope Haulage              Engineman (excluding              man riding)  Driving a haulage engine operated by electricity, compressed air or steam and transmitting power to an endless haulage rope by means of a surge wheel, for the transport of coal, dirt and materials on the surface, excluding men.  
S.209    Banksman                    Responsible for control of shaft top and signalling cages for coal, men and materials.  
S.210    Banksman’s AssistantAssisting banksman on pit top; in charge of additional deck where multi-deck winding is carried on and responsible for giving auxiliary signals to banksman.  
S.2l1     Catch Knocker Operating cage catches at pit top.                                
S.212    Cage Hands     Assisting in loading on to or drawing off from the cage at shaft top.  
S.213    Drift Mouth AttendantResponsible for control of drift mouth and signalling for coal, material and men.  
S.214    Tub Manipulator           Operations connected with the movement of trams or tubs on the surface.  
S.215    Rope Runner                Accompanying sets of trams or tubs on rope haulage for purpose of changing rope or ropes at end of run.  
S.216    Rope Changer  Marshalling, coupling and uncoupling trams or tubs and changing ropes from one journey to another on partings, passbyes and shunts.  
S.217    Tub Tippler Operator           Operating coal or dirt tub tippler.             
S.218    Coal Crusher AttendantOperating coal crushing plant.     
S.219    Screens Engineman           Attending to motor or engine driving screens and operating screening machinery.  
S.220    Screenhand      Removing foreign matter from coal on picking belts or screens; picking dirt or various qualities of coal on picking belts or screens; hand picking of dirt from coal on picking belts or screens; breaking coal on picking belts or screens; raising and lowering jib end of screen belts in the filling of wagons.  
S.221    Wagon Tippler OperatorOperating railway wagon tippler.  
S.222    Washery Operator           Working at a washery under the direct instruction of washery foreman or chargeman in the operation of a washing plant; controlling valves and machinery and quality of coal entering and leaving washery.  
S.223    Washery Attendant           General semi-skilled duties connected with washing processes at washery under supervision of washery foreman or washery operator.  
S.224    Washery Hand  General work in washery.  
S.225    Washery Pumpsman           Operating washery pumps and/or Motorman motors.  
S.226    Dry Cleaner OperatorOperating and controlling dry cleaning plant.  
S.227    Dry Cleaner Hand           General work connected with dry cleaning plant.  
S.228    Coal Stower     Loading hand picked coal into wagons by hand.  
S.229    Air Cleaning Plant              Attendant  Attending to air cleaning plant.    
S.230    Wagon TrimmerResponsible for proper loading of wagons; levelling coal on wagons; examination and top trimming of coal in wagons before despatch.  
S.231    Wagon LowererControlling the lowering of railway wagons on gravity tracks.  
S.232    Roadman         Maintenance and repairs of haulage tracks on surface.  
S.233    Platelayer         Laying and maintaining railway tracks.     
S.234    Loco Driver      Driving locomotive in and about and outside colliery premises including main line travelling and long hauls on N.C.B. private lines, hauling either men or minerals.  
S.235    Colliery Loco Driver           Driving locomotive in and about colliery premises on standard gauge track.  
S.236    Narrow Gauge Loco              Driver  Driving locomotive in and about colliery premises on narrow gauge track.  
S.237    Loco FiremanFiring boilers on locomotive under supervision of loco driver.  
S.238    Train Guard                  Guard on train hauled by locomotive on standard gauge track and in charge of train.  
S.239    ShunterMarshalling traffic; coupling and uncoupling wagons and operating switches in the circulation of railway wagons on colliery surface and in the marshalling of trains in readiness for despatch.  
S.240    Signalman                    Operating railway signals on N.C.B. lines.  
S.241    Loco Cleaner    Employed in loco sheds cleaning boilers; cleaning; filling sand boxes, filling boiler with water, lighting loco fires and getting up steam preparatory to loco being taken out.                     
S.242    Horse Driver     Driving horses or ponies on surface.       
S.243    Carter  General carting duties and driving horse drawn vehicle.              
S.244    Horsekeeper                Responsible for care of horses; feeding, cleaning, watering and general care of horses and stables.  
S.245    Granary Attendant                       Employed at granary preparing fodder for horses; preparing and storing food for horses.  
S.246    Pump Attendant           In charge of surface pumps; attending to efficient running and lubrication of pumps on the surface.  
S.247    Dumper Driver  Operating mechanical dumper.    
S.248    Overhead Crane Driver  Driving power operated overhead crane.  
S.249    Stationary Crane DriverDriving stationary power operated jib crane.  
S.250    Mobile Crane Driver           Operating self-propelled mobile crane.    
S.251    Manual Crane OperatorOperating stationary or mobile crane by means of hand wheel or hand winch.  
S.252    Excavator Driver           Operating mechanical excavator.             
S.253    Bulldozer DriverOperating bulldozer.       
S.254    Tractor Driver   Operating mechanical tractor.      
S.255    Road Roller Driver           Driving road roller.  
S.256    First Aid SuperintendantIn charge of and responsible for First Aid Attendants and Equipment.  
S.257    First Aid Room AttendantRendering first aid in first aid room, and maintaining equipment.  
S.258    Fire Prevention             In charge of fire fighting on the surface; general supervision of fire fighting apparatus on the surface.  

S.259    Explosives Stores              Attendant  
Statutorily responsible for storing, distribution to workmen and keeping records of explosives.  
S.260    Hydrox Plant AttendantCharging hydrox shells and keeping records.  
S.261    Cardox Plant AttendantOperating plant charging cardox shells; maintenance of plant, charging of shells; assisting in filling and maintaining and keeping records.  
S.262    General Worker (semi-              skilled)Performing work of a semi-skilled character which can be done only by a worker who has acquired the degree of skill necessary for the particular job either by training or experience.  
S.263    General Worker              (unskilled)Performing work of a general character which can be done by any worker without special skill or experience for the particular job undertaken.  
S.264    Fencer Erecting and repairing fences; fencing and dyking.  
S.265    Gardener          General gardening work, including planting, hedging, fencing, etc.  
S.266    Baths Attendant           General duties in pithead baths under supervision of baths superintendent.  
S.267    Watchman        Responsible for the security of colliery premises.  
S.268    Office Cleaner  Cleaning of offices.        
S.269    Workshop Cleaner           Cleaner of workshops, engineroom, etc.  
S.270    Landsales AttendantResponsible for reception, loading, trimming and despatch of coal from landsales.  
S.271    Borer   Responsible for the operation of a drilling rig for exploratory boring.  
S.272    Borer’s AssistantGeneral duties under the supervision of a Borer in the operation of a drilling rig for exploratory boring.  
S.273    Lampman         Repairing, testing, cleaning and charging of electric and oil lamps including fitting of oil vessels to oil lamps.  
S.274    Water Treatment Plant              AttendantAttending to water softening or hardening plant, checking hardness of water supplied to boilers and operating softening plant.  
S.275    Stoker Feeding fuel to boiler, maintaining steam pressure and water level.  
S.276    Steam Accumulator              Attendant  In charge of steam accumulator; in charge of accumulator which collects exhaust steam from engines for further use.  
S.277    Boiler Flue Cleaner           Cleaning out boiler flues.                                  
S.278    Boiler Scaler    Removing scale from inside boiler.            
S.279    Compressor Man           Attending to air compressor plant.            
S.280    Power House AttendantAttending to generating plant and switchgear in power house.  
S.281    Switchboard Operating              Attendant  Attending switchgear on power distribution board.  
S.282    Fanman           Attending to running of main mine ventilating fan or fans.  
S.283    Saw Sharpener Sharpening and setting saws.     
S.284    SawyerEngaged in operating all types of power driven woodsaws and the necessary sharpening of heavy saws.  
S.285    Semi-skilled SawyerRough sawing of timber into various lengths by power driven and cross cut saws.  
S.286    Woodcutting MachinistOperating morticing, tenoning, planing and similar machines to produce component parts of wood.  
S.287    SaddlerMaking and maintaining leather equipment.                    
S.288    Cobbler           Repairing boots and shoes.        
S.289    Painter Decorator                       Painting and decorating old and new work, including graining, varnishing, stippling, gilding and mixing own colours.  
S.290    PainterPreparing old and new work and applying one or more simple coats of paint.  
S.291    Power LinesmanInspecting, installing and maintaining power lines.  
S.292    ElectricianCompetent electrician qualified by experience or training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on the installation, maintenance and repair and testing of electrical equipment, apparatus and machinery.  
S.293    Electro MechanicCompetent electrician and competent fitter qualified by training,  engaged on the combined duties of maintenance, repair, construction or installation of mechanical appliances or equipment, repair and testing of electrical equipment, apparatus and machinery.  
S.294    Electric Cable VulcaniserVulcanising of electric cables.  
S.295    Electric Cable RepairerEngaged on carrying out repairs to electric cables and their conductors in the shop.  
S.296    FitterCompetent fitter qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on maintenance, repair, construction, assembly or installation of mechanical appliances or equipment.  
S.297    Semi-skilled FitterSemi-skilled fitter engaged on minor repairs and maintenance of mechanical appliances or equipment, either with or without supervision.  
S.298    MachinistCompetent worker qualified by training, experience and/or apprenticeship, engaged on the setting up and machining of metals and working to fine tolerances.  
S.299    WelderPerforming all classes of acetylene or electric welding.  
S.300    Butt WelderWelding of metals using butt welding machines.  
S.301    Boiler SmithCompetent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on the construction and/or repair of boilers.  
S.302    Brazer  Jointing of metals using brazing compound.  
S.303    BurnerCutting metal by means of acetylene or electric burner.  
S.304    PlumberInstalling and maintaining gas, hot and cold water supply and sanitary appliances.  
S.305    TinsmithMaking and repairing tinware.  
S.306    Machine Tool MakerMaking tools for power operated machines, eg lathe tools, drills, cutters, reamers, etc.  
S.307    BlacksmithGeneral smithy work including forging work connected with plant or chains, or heat treatment of drawbars and chains, or capping and recapping of ropes, etc.  
S.308    Blacksmith (semi-skilled)Semi-skilled blacksmith engaged on general smithy work of a minor character either with or without supervision.  
S.309    Shoeing SmithEngaged on the making and fitting of horse shoes.  
S.310    Coal Cutter Pick              Sharpener  Sharpening, grinding or tipping picks, drills or bits.  
S.311    PipemanMaintaining and extending pipe ranges; dismantling and erecting in new position compressed air and/or water pipes.  
S.312    RopemanSplicing, capping, maintaining and installing haulage ropes.  
S.313    Blacksmith’s StrikerStriking for blacksmith, attending fires and generally assisting blacksmith.  
S.314    Steel Straightener           Operating power press for straightening steel.  
S.315    MoulderMaking moulds and preparing castings.  
S.316    Pattern MakerMaking patterns in wood; making patterns for brass and iron castings.  
S.317    Carpenter (including              joiner & wheelwright)  General joinery work in shops ; making woodwork of all kinds for building structures.
S.318    Carpenter (semi-skilled)Capable of only undertaking rough types of joinery work.            
S.319    Mason (including              bricklayer)  Laying bricks or prefabricated blocks, building to specification and maintaining fabric.  
S.320    Structural ErectorSite assembly of structural steelwork.  
S.321    ShaftsmanExamining, maintaining and repairing shafts and shaft fittings.  
S.322    Shaftsman AssistantAssisting shaftsman in shaft repairs and maintenance work of a general semi-skilled character.  
S.323    Wagon RepairerCompetent worker (other than those described under the Group name of Fitter, Blacksmith, Joiner, etc.) qualified by apprenticeship, training and/or experience, engaged on the repair and rebuilding of railway wagons.  
S.324    Motor Mechanic           Major overhaul and repairs of motor vehicles and compression ignition engines.  
S.325    Garage Mechanic           Maintaining and repairing motor vehicles, lorries, tractors, etc; repairs of minor character, oiling, greasing, etc.  
S.326    Motor Vehicle DriverDriving motor vehicles, cars, lorry or ambulance car.  
S.327    Boat LoaderLoading coal from tubs into boat, barge or ship at quay side by hand tipping.  
S.328    Boat Trimmer   Trimming by hand, coal cargo on a sea going vessel.  

CENTRAL WORKSHOPS

W.400   Machinery InspectorCompetent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, regularly engaged            on highly skilled examination of precision engineering machines to ensure safe and efficient working.  
W.401   Marker Out       Competent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on the marking out from drawings and specifications of metal work to be processed by machinists.  
W.402   MachinistCompetent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship engaged on the setting up and machining of metals and working to fine tolerances.  
W.403   TurnerCompetent turner qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on operating power driven centre or face plate lathe.  
W.404   PlanerCompetent planer qualified by experience, and/or training operating power driven metal planing machine including setting up.  
W.405   ShaperSetting up and operating power driven, shaping machine.  
W.406   Machine ShearerOperating a power driven metal shearing machine.  
W.407   SlotterOperating power driven metal slotting machine.  
W.408   MillerCompetent miller qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on setting up and operating power driven milling machine.  
W.409   Driller  Operating single or multi-spindle power driven twist drilling machine.                  
W.410   Radial Drill OperatorCompetent radial drill operator qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, operating a power driven radial drilling machine including setting up.  
W.411   Horizontal Borer           Competent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on setting up and operating power driven horizontal boring machine.  
W.412   Fixed Head or Vertical              BorerCompetent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship operating a power driven fixed head or vertical boring machine including setting up.  
W.413   ScrewerOperating power driven screwing machine.  
W.414    Automatic Turret Lathe                Operator  Operating automatic turret lathe on repetition work excluding setting up.  
W.415   Metal Circular Saw              Operator  Operating a power driven metal cutting circular saw.  
W.416   Twist Drill Grinder           Re-sharpening twist drills on power driven grinder.  
W.417   Coal Cutter Pick MakerOperating a power driven machine for the making and re-sharpening of coal cutter picks including hardening and tempering.  
W.418   Machine Tool MakerCompetent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on the making and repairing of tools for power operated machines.  
W.419   Saw DoctorCompetent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on the sharpening, setting and repairing of power driven saws and hand saws.  
W.420   Tool Room AttendantResponsible for the receiving, recording and despatch of tools to and from the tool room.  
W.421   Structural FitterCompetent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on fabricating and erecting structural steelwork including marking out to specification.  
W.422   Spray Metalliser           Building up metal parts by metal spraying machine.  
W.423   Blacksmith       Competent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on general smithy work including forging work connected with plant or chains, or heat treatment of drawbars and chains or recapping of ropes, etc.  
W.424   Blacksmith’s Striker           Striking for blacksmith, attending fires and generally assisting blacksmith.           
W.425   Profile BurnerCompetent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on operating profile burning machine.  
W.426   WelderPerforming all classes of acetylene or electric welding.  
W.427   Butt WelderWelding of metals using butt welding machine.    
W.428   BrazerJointing of metals using brazing compound.  
W.429   BurnerCutting metal by means of acetylene or electric burner.  
W.430   PlaterCompetent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on assembling metal plate work including marking out the work from drawings and specifications and/or erecting steel structural work.  
W.431   Plater’s HelpAssembling metal plate work under the supervision of the plater including cutting and bending.  
W.432   SpringsmithCompetent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on making and repairing loco and wagon springs including case hardening and tempering.  
W.433   Steel Arch StraightenerRe-forming steel arches into correct shape using furnace and template.  
W.434   Steel StraightenerOperating power press for straightening steel.  
W.435   Boiler Smith     Competent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on the construction and/or repair of boilers.  
W.436   Guillotine OperatorCutting of metal plates and sheets by means of power operated guillotine.            
W.437   Furnace Operator           Heating of metal parts prior to bending on hydraulic press.  
W.438   Hydraulic Press OperatorPressing of metal tub bodies by power press.  
W.439   Tub AssemblerAssembling pit tubs and mine cars including riveting and bolting and fixation of axles and wheels.  
W.440   Wagon Body RepairerCompetent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on dismantling, repairing and reassembling of railway wagons including marking out timber and re-setting brakes.  
W.441   Wagon LifterJacking up wagon, removing wheels and re-assembling.  
W.442   Cupola ManMixing, preparing and smelting of metals for casters.  
W.443   Core MakerCompetent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on making cores in sand for moulders.  
W.444   Moulder           Competent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on making metal castings including mould making.  
W.445   Castings FettlerDressing castings by chipping and grinding.  
W.446   Band SawyerFully competent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on operating power driven band saw drawing planks from the log.  
W.447   Cross Cut SawyerRough sawing of timber into various lengths by power driven and cross cut saws.  
W.448   Woodcutting MachinistCompetent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on operating morticing, tenoning, planing and similar machines to produce component parts of wood.  
W.449   Pattern MakerCompetent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on making patterns in wood; making patterns for brass and iron castings.  
W.450   Joiner  Competent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on doing joinery work in shops making wood work of all kinds for building structures.  
W.451   Motor Body BuilderCompetent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on the fabricating, assembling and/or repairing of motor lorry bodies.  
W.452   Boat Builder and RepairerRepairing canal boats and barges including sawing, joining, machining, caulking and steaming.  
W.453   Sign Writer       Competent painter qualified by training, experience, and/or apprenticeship, engaged on sign writing by hand.  
W.454   Painter DecoratorPainting and decorating old and new work including graining, varnishing, stippling, gilding and mixing own colours.  
W.455   Coach PainterCompetent painter qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on painting of vehicle bodies by brush.  
W.456   PainterPreparing old and new work and applying one or more simple coats of paint.  
W.457   Paint Sprayer   Competent painter qualified by training and/or experience, painting by using paint spray including finishing coats.  
W.458   Spray HandEngaged on rough painting by paint spray.  
W.459   Electrician        Competent electrician qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on the installation, maintenance, repair and testing of electrical equipment, apparatus and machinery.  
W.460   Electrician’s HelpSemi-skilled electrical worker engaged on minor repairs and maintenance of electrical equipment and appliances under the supervision of a fully qualified electrician.  
W.461   Electric Cable RepairerEngaged on carrying out repairs to electric cables and their conductors in the shop.  
W.462   Cable Repairer and               TesterCompetent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on the repair of cores, taping, vulcanising and testing of electric trailing cables.  
W.463   Electric Cables VulcaniserVulcanising of electric cables.  
W.464   Fitter    Competent fitter qualified by experience, training, and/or apprenticeship, engaged on maintenance, repair, construction, assembly or installation of mechanical appliances or equipment.  
W.465   Semi-skilled FitterSemi-skilled fitter engaged on minor repairs and maintenance of mechanical appliances or equipment either with or without supervision.  
W.466   Turbine Pump FitterCompetent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship, engaged on the repairing, dismantling, reassembling and testing of turbine pumps.  
W.467   Tin SmithCompetent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship engaged on making and repairing of all types of tin plate work with or without solder.  
W.468   Panel BeaterCompetent worker qualified by experience, training and/or apprenticeship engaged on the repairing, shaping and modelling by hand of metal panels to specification.  
W.469   Mason (including               bricklayer)  Laying bricks or prefabricated blocks, building to specification and maintaining fabric.  
W.470   Slater   Competent worker qualified by training, experience and/or apprenticeship, engaged on the roofing and re-roofing of buildings using slates and tiles.  
W.471   PlumberInstalling and maintaining gas, hot and cold water supply and sanitary appliances.  
W.472   Motor MechanicMajor overhaul and repair of motor vehicles and compression ignition engines.  
W.473   Garage Mechanic           Maintaining and repairing motor vehicles, lorries, tractors, etc; repairs of minor character, oiling, greasing, etc.  
W.474   Motor Vehicle DriverDriving motor vehicles, cars, lorry or ambulance car.  
W.475   Rope Tester     Strips down sample of wire rope and carries out break and strain tests.  
W.476   Saddler           Making and maintaining leather equipment.  
W.477   Knee Pad and Belt              Maker  Making knee pads, waist belts, cap lamp belts, etc, from rubber conveyor belting.  
W.478  Loco DriverDriving locomotive in and about workshop premises on standard gauge track.  
W.479  Narrow Gauge Loco              Driver  Driving locomotive in and about workshop premises on narrow gauge track.  
W.480  Loco FiremanFiring boilers on locomotive under supervision of loco driver.  
W.481  ShunterMarshalling traffic; coupling and uncoupling wagons and operating switches in the circulation of railway wagons and in the marshalling of trains in readiness for despatch.  
W.482  Loco Cleaner    Employed in loco sheds cleaning boilers; cleaning ; filling sand boxes, filling boiler with water, lighting loco fires and getting up steam preparatory to loco being taken out.  
W.483   Platelayer         Laying and maintaining railway tracks.  
W.484   Dumper DriverOperating mechanical dumper.  
W.485   Overhead Crane DiverDriving power operated overhead crane.  
W.486   Stationary Crane DriverDriving stationary power operated jib crane.  
W.487   Mobile Crane Driver           Operating self-propelled mobile crane.  
W.488   Manual Crane DriverOperating stationary or mobile crane by means of hand wheel or hand winch.  
W.489   Stoker Feeding fuel to boiler,   maintaining steam pressure and water level.  
W.490   Store AttendantResponsible to store keeper for make up of stores issues to collieries and replenishment of stock bins.  
W.491   First Aid Room AttendantRendering first aid in first aid room and maintaining equipment.  
W.492   WatchmanResponsible for the security of workshop premises.  
W.493   General Worker (semi-              skilled)Performing work of a semi-skilled character which can be done only by a worker who has acquired the degree of skill necessary for the particular job either by training or experience.  
W.494   General Worker              (unskilled)Performing work of a general character which can be done by any worker without special skill or experience for the particular job undertaken.  
W.495   Office Cleaner  Cleaning of offices.  
W.496   Workshop CleanerCleaning of workshops, engineroom, etc.          

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