A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921.
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Sub-order 1.—Electrical Apparatus Makers and Fitters (not elsewhere enumerated) and Electricians

305.—Electrical Engineers, Fitters and Electricians (not otherwise described)

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Editor's note: in the original book this has the code 305-6. 7.

assistant electrician (theatres, music halls)
assists electrician (theatres, music halls) q.v.
bell man (mines)
an electrician who attends to repair and maintenance of electric bell lines, pushes and batteries in mines.
chief electrician (film producing)
fixes in position and maintains electric lamps used in cinema studios; manipulates switch-board during production, and is generally in charge of preparation of lighting effects in scenes.
controller fixer and repairer
an electrical fitter q.v. who fits up, and erects in position, controllers used in connection with electrical machinery, especially of electric cars in tramway or railway depot; also repairs controllers by adjusting, or renewing, working parts, using pliers, screwdriver, spanners, etc.
electrical engineer
(i) a trained and qualified technical man, either employed in design and construction of electrical plant and apparatus, or (in a supervisory capacity) in control and operation of electrical plant and apparatus in service;
(ii) (tramways) superintends and controls electrical work in connection with tramway rolling stock, permanent way, cables and overhead trolley wires, and electric power supply machinery.
electrical fitter, electrical engineering fitter, electrical mechanic
an engineering fitter (210) q.v. engaged in making, adjusting, erecting, or repairing electrical appliances, apparatus, or machinery; more particularly heavy machinery, such as dynamos, alternators, switchboards, etc.
electrician (factory)
a maintenance man, who keeps lighting and power circuits and plant in working order; attends immediately to any breakdown in electric lighting or power circuit, e.g.. renews blown fuses, replaces worn brushes on motors.
electrician (Post Office)
term not officially recognised in Post Office classification; a man so describing himself might be an electrical fitter q.v., a wireman (311) q.v., a "skilled workman " (311) q.v., etc.
electrician (rolling stock)
instals wires, cables, generators, batteries, and other electrical fittings for lighting railway carriages; also fits telephones and electric bells in saloon carriages and compartments.
electrician (theatres, music halls, etc.)
is responsible for care of electrical plant by which a theatre, music hall, etc., is lighted, including special lighting of stage; carries out wiring, repairs, etc.
electrician (tramways)
examines electrical systems of tram cars to detect faults, which he repairs; sometimes (but rarely) does armature winding and repair of controllers.
erector, erector-fitter ; fitter-erector
(i) an electrical fitter q.v. sent out by a firm of electrical manufacturers to erect electrical plant of ah descriptions on customer's premises;
(ii) assembles switch boards, motors, dynamos, electric cranes, etc., in factory where made, for testing purposes.
fitter driver
carries out repairs, in addition to performing duties of engine driver (950) q.v. fitter-erector, see erector.
gas and candle fittings adapter
alters and adaptĀ®, with lathe, screwing tools, and brazing tackle, gas and candelabra fittings to suit electric light.
wireless engineer
an electrical engineer q.v. skilled in installation maintenance and repair of wireless apparatus; erects aerials; tests installation for faults, and carries out any necessary adjustments and repairs; instructs wireless operators (754) q.v. in mechanical side of their work, e.g. tuning in and operating instruments; (at aerodrome) instals wireless apparatus in flying machines and in wireless offices.

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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.