A Dictionary of Occupational Terms Based on the Classification of Occupations used in the Census of Population, 1921.
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Sub-order 2.—Makers of Paints, Oils (not Mineral), etc.

151.—Foremen and Overlookers

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chargeman, polish
assists polish foreman q.v.; checks mixing of ingredients and gives directions to labourers in boot, floor, etc., polish factory.
foreman, blue mill
in charge of mixing department of factory where laundry bine is made; supervises work of weighing out and mixing of components.
foreman fat maker, foreman fat melter
superintends all processes in making of edible and non-edible fats, sorting of bones, etc.; bleaches melted fat by stirring it and adding sulphuric acid and alkaline permanganate to precipitate impurities.
foreman, oil house
attends to storage of refined oil, and superintends men engaged thereon, and cleaning, etc., of tanks.
foreman, polish
supervises making of boot, floor, furniture, etc., polish, and is in charge of workers engaged thereon; allocates duties, maintains discipline, engages and discharges workers; determines ingredients and supervises weighing and mixing of them under instructions of chemist.
head varnish maker
a foreman in charge of works or part of works in which varnish is made; is in charge of men employed; gives orders as to processes to be carried out, and is responsible to works manager for quality of varnish made.
process man (paints and colours)
general term for man in charge of a process or processes in paint or colour manufacture; gives instructions as to quantities to be mixed or ground, as to fineness of grinding required, etc.
spell foreman, spell joss (slang)
a foreman in charge of a shift or spell in seed crushing, oil expressing, and cake-making plant; supervises proper working of conveyors, crushing rolls, hydraulic presses, etc.; allocates duties, maintains discipline, authorises pay sheets.

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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.