rate fixer

rate fixer

the person responsible for establishing the WAGE RATE per unit of output or the payment per time saved in PIECEWORK systems of wage payment.
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Jack then worked as a rate fixer, where he assessed jobs and fixed the prices, before becoming core plate shop manager and finally liaison officer.
As the majority of youngsters had no interest or aptitude for that sort of work, those who were asked to train them lost interest because their schedules were falling behind; then the unions, works conveyers, rate fixers all got involved, demanding higher bonuses and more time, so project schedules began to go backwards, and costs soared.
They were all destined to be classed as skilled men in an era when skill demarcation lines were firmly drawn and the factory floor ran on "piece work", with Rate Fixers and Charge Hands setting wage levels within the Piece Work Gangs in all shop floor sections.