A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921.
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Sub-order 8.—Other Workers

244.—Mechanical Engineers; Engineers (not Engine Drivers)

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engineer, butcher's
a fitter and erector (210) q.v. who fits together and builds up machinery and steel work for use in butchers' establishments, such as engines, motors, mincing or chopping machines, steelyards, etc.
engineer, domestic machinery
a fitter and erector (210) q.v. who fits together and assembles in position, boilers, laundry machines, mangles and other domestic machines; effects repairs and maintains in good running order.
engineer, hull ; yard engineer
is in charge of machinery in yard and is responsible for its upkeep; erects, on ship, machinery pertaining to hull department, i.e., steering gear, windlasses, capstans, etc.; as for fitter and erector (210).
engineer, laundry ; stoker engineer, washhouse engineer
as for domestic machinery engineer, working in large laundry; does ordinary running repairs to engines and is in charge of men driving engine or engines; sometimes drives engine; cf. laundry engineer (950).
engineer, marine (in engineering works)
is skilled in theory and construction of marine engines, and is capable of working iti pattern shop, foundry, machine and erecting shops of marine engineering works, see i pattern maker (480), moulder (180), fitter (210); cf. marine engineer (seagoing) (734).
engineer, mechanical engineer
general terms applied to skilled metal workers engaged on fitting, erecting, repairing and maintaining mechanical plant, e.g., engines, lathes, pumps, machines of all descriptions; includes fitter (210), erector (210), millwright (212) q.v., in addition to specific engineers contained under this code number.
engineer, pump ; pump doctor (dang)
a pump fitter (210) q.v. engaged on repair work to pumps for oil. water, etc.
engineer, rag engineer
a specialised mechanical engineer or fitter (210) q.v. engaged in repairs to paper making and pulping machines.
engineer, shafting
cuts from length and erects in position shafting for driving machines; fixes plummer blocks, pulleys, and stringers in proper alignment; sometimes done by millwright (212) q.v.
engineer, stoker; washhouse engineer
see engineer, laundry.
engineer, Trinity House
a mechanical engineer q.v. who specialises in machinery necessary for lighthouses, lightships, fog signals, etc.
engineer, yard
see engineer, hull.
hydraulic repairer
repairs hydraulic machinery and plant.
pump doctor (slang)
see engineer, pump.
repairer, automatic machine
repairs mechanism of automatic machines by replacing or adjusting parts damaged by wear and tear; often travels from place to place regularly examining machines and doing necessary repairs.
repairer, brake
fits, adjusts and keeps in running order, brakes of rolling stock, renewing wearing parts, etc.; usually done by brake fitter (210) q.v.; sometimes specifically designated, e.g., vacuum brake repairer, Westinghouse brake repairer.
repairer, sewing machine
a sewing machine mechanic (245) g.v. who repairs sewing machines by renewing or re-adjusting worn or damaged parts.
repairer, tool
repairs pneumatic and hydraulic tools in shipbuilding yard; fits new parts, machining, turning and forging where necessary; usually done by toolsmith (190) or toolmaker (265) q.v.

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From: A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921,
Ministry of Labour, 1927. Digitised by Peter Christian, August, 2016.   This text is in the Public Domain.