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Jobs of The Empire State Building

The Empire State Building job diary lists Thursday, August 14, 1930 as the day with the largest number of employees on site.*

Accountant
Arch Labor Foreman
Arch Labor Pusher
Arch Laborer
Bricklayer Foreman
Bricklayer Deputy
Bricklayer Pusher
Bricklayer
Burner
Carpenter Helper
Caulking Inspector
Cement Finisher
Cement Finisher Pusher
Checker
Civil Engineer
Assistant Civil Engineer
Clerk
Cost Clerk
Derrick Foreman
Derrickman Pusher
Derrickman
Distribution Clerk
Driller
Driller Pusher
Electrical Inspector
Elevator Construction Helper
Elevator Construction Pusher
Elevator Construction
Elevator Inspector
Engineer
Excavator
Excavator Pusher
General Inspector
General Laborer Foreman
General Labor
Assistant Hoisting Engineer
Hoisting Engineer
Ironworker Pusher
Ironworker

 

Job Runner
Assistant Job Runner
Maintenance Man
Master Mechanic
Mechanical Inspector
Office Boy
Ornamental Inspector
Pipe Fitter Foreman
Pipe Fitter
Plan Clerk
Plasterer Laborer
Porter
Production Clerk
Purchasing Agent
Rock Man
Stenographer
Stone Cutter Foreman
Stone Cutter
Stone Setter Deputy
Stone Setter Foreman
Stone Setter
Storekeeper
Superintendent
Superintendent Assistant
Assistant Superintendent
Telephone Operator
Timekeeper
Watchman
Water Boy

Sub-Contracting Positions:
Electrician (temporary lighting and power)
Interior Marble
Lathing and Plastering
Pipe Covering
Plumber (heating and ventilating)
Roofing and Sheet Metal

Note: There were 3,439 workers listed on that day in over 80 jobs; not listed are nurse, doctor, and restaurant workers (who are said to have been present daily), and possibly many others who may not have made it into the job diary that day.

*Geraldine B. Wagner, Thirteen Months To Go: The Creation Of The Empire State Building, Thunder Bay Press, 2003, p. 130-133.

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