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Appendix 11 Bridgend ROF Job Designations and Employee Numbers

No. Position Sex Number Comments
1
Superintendent Male 1 Factory Manager Bridgend ROF
2
Assistant Super Male 1 Head of Factory Management
3
Snr Medical Officer Male 1 Head of Medical Services
4
Head of Engineering Male 1
5
Publicity Team M/F 5 Works publicity team
6
Principle Clerk Male 1 Head of Amin
7
Senior Wages Clerk Male 1 Head of Wages Department
8
Work Taker Male 1 Ministry of Supply co-ordinator
9
Accounts Manager Male 1 Head of Accounts Department
10
Purchasing Manager Male 1 Head of Purchasing
11
Registry Manger Male 1 Labour Manager
12
Stores Manager Male 1 Purchasing Manager
13
Manager West Male 1 Mr Renolds
14
Manager East Male 1 Mr Schofield
15
Site Foreman Male 3 Shift - Initiators & Dets
16
Site Foreman Male 3 Shift - TIP
17
Site Foreman Male 3 Shift - HE
18
Site Foreman Male 3 Shift - Primers
19
Site Foreman Male 3 Shift - Brackla
20
Site Foreman Male 3 Shift - Cordite
21
Site Foreman Male 3 Shift - B - East
22
Site Foreman Male 3 Shift - Engineering
23
Overlookers M/F 900 One per workshop per shift
24
Electricians Male 30
25
Mechanical Fitters Male 60
26
Pipe Fitters Male 50
27
Toolmakers Male 20
28
Carpenters Male 50 - 60
29
Instrument Mechs Male Four Instrumentation/Electronic
30
Site Doctors M/F Four Shift and Day Rotor
31
Nursing Sister Female One Head of Nursing Staff
32
Nurses Female 21 Shift
33
Nursing Orderlies M/F 21 Shift
34
Ambulance Drivers Male 4 Shift and Day Rotor
35
Fire Chief Male 1 Manager of Fire Fighting Crews
36
Firemen Male 18 Shift
37
Site Services Manager Male 1 Head of Water/Gas/Electricity Services
38
Boiler Room Foreman Male 3 Shift
39
Boiler Room Stokers Male 12 Shift
40
Power Station Foreman Male Six Shift one for each of the 2 stations
41
Power Station Operators Male 12 2 per shift for each electrical generator
42
Marshalling Yard Gang Male 9 3 per shift
43
Vehicle Drivers Male 40 Bus Drivers/Fire Engine Drivers/Ambulance Drivers - multiple role job.
44
Wages Clerks Female 100
45
Goods Inwards Clerks F/M 40
46
Despatch Clerks F/M 40
47
Typists Female 60
48
Secretaries Female 10
49
Progress Clerks F/M 200 Shift & Days
50
Production Planners Male 10
51
Personnel Foreman Male 1
52
Labour Office Staff F/M 20
53
Accounts Clerks F/M 80
54
Telephonists Female 12 Shifts & Days
55
Security Staff M/F 60
56
ROF Police Force Male 10
57
Army Liaison Officer Male 1 Not on ROF Books
58
Naval Liaison Officer Male 1 Not on ROF Books
59
RAF Liaison Officer Male 1 Not on ROF Books
60
Chemists Male 5
61
Special Projects Engineers Male 10
62
Ordnance Experts Male 10
63
Goods Inwards Foreman Male One Ordnance
64
Goods Inwards Foreman Male One Consumables
65
Storeman M/F 40 - 50 Shifts and Day jobs
66
Canteen Manager Male 1
67
Cooks M/F 30
68
Canteen Staff M/F 120
69
Observers Male 9 Air observer Corp
70
Munitions machinists Female 4500 Various munitions
71
Magazine Keepers M/F 270 Control of Explosives
72
Detonator Assemblers M/F 8000 Detonators & Initiators
73
Fuze Assemblers M/F 8000 Fuzes & Primers
74
Bomb Fillers M/F 4000 Phosphorus & Smoke
75
Cordite Workers M/F 7000 Gun-Cotton & Charges
76
Dilley Men Male 300 Munitions movers
77
ROF Train Drivers Male 8 Shunters ~ Brackla & Waterton
78
ROF Train Firemen Male 8 Shunters ~ Brackla & Waterton
79
Laundry Foreman Female 1
80
Laundry Leading Hands Female 2
81
Laundry Workers Female 10
82
Site Cleaners M/F 150 Toilets, Ablutions, Roadways etc.

 

The above list has been compiled from various sources (some unsubstantiated), however, in the absence of a detailed breakdown of the various job titles it represents a view of the labour structure within the Bridgend Arsenal. Most of the numbers have been estimated from public records office documents. Author.

J.D.V. Ludlow

Bridgend

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