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English translation: overseer (of labourers)

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Portuguese term or phrase:apontador
English translation:overseer (of labourers)
Entered by: António Ribeiro
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15:45 Aug 12, 2004
Portuguese to English translations [PRO]
Electronics / Elect Eng
Portuguese term or phrase: apontador
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I imagine this is someone who schedules, although the direct translation is simply 'timekeeper'.

Here is info from the BR job classification site: http://www.mtecbo.gov.br/busca/descricao.asp?codigo=4142-10

4142 :: Apontadores e conferentes

4142-05 - Apontador de mão-de-obra - Anotador de mão-de-obra, Anotador de pessoal, Apontador de obras, Apontador de pessoal, Apropriador de mão-de-obra, Controlador de mão-de-obra
4142-10 - Apontador de produção - Anotador de processo de produção, Anotador de produção, Apontador de campo, Apontador industrial, Conferente de controle de produção, Controlador de produção, Controlador de serviços de produção, Encarregado de seção de controle de produção
4142-15 - Conferente de carga e descarga - Conferente de faturas e notas fiscais , Conferente portuário

Descrição sumária

Apontam a produção e controlam a freqüência de mão-de-obra. Acompanham atividades de produção, conferem cargas e verificam documentação. Preenchem relatórios, guias, boletins, plano de carga e recibos. Controlam movimentação de carga e descarga nos portos, terminais portuários e embarcações. Podem liderar equipes de trabalho.

These are all the possible 'apontador' jobs:

Resultados de títulos encontrados (13) Códigos Tipo

Apontador (basquete) 3772-15 Sinônimo
Apontador (vôlei) 3772-45 Sinônimo
Apontador de bicos (calçados) 7642-10 Sinônimo
Apontador de campo 4142-10 Sinônimo
Apontador de cartões de ponto 4110-30 Sinônimo
Apontador de mão-de-obra 4142-05 Ocupação
Apontador de obras 4142-05 Sinônimo
Apontador de pessoal 4142-05 Sinônimo
Apontador de produção 4142-10 Ocupação
Apontador de tempo (produção) 3911-10 Sinônimo
Apontador industrial 4142-10 Sinônimo
Apontadores e conferentes 4142 Família
Assistente de apontador (basquete) 3772-15 Sinônimo
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overseer (of labourers)
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António Ribeiro
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Thanks, to my mind this is the most likley possibility (as a factory job)
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5 +4timekeeper
Joao Vieira
João Neto
4overseer (of labourers)
António Ribeiro



5 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5
overseer (of labourers)

Dicionário Porto Editora.

António Ribeiro
Local time: 12:08
Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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Thanks, to my mind this is the most likley possibility (as a factory job)
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6 hrs   confidence: Answerer confidence 4/5Answerer confidence 4/5

The person that actually keeps track of everything related to his/her specific area.

João Neto
Native speaker of: Native in FrenchFrench, Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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Note added at 14 mins (2004-08-12 16:00:33 GMT)

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Note added at 18 hrs 38 mins (2004-08-13 10:24:43 GMT)

Also found another job which describes the \"CONFERENTE\": Checking Clerk
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Junior Checking Clerk - Position Description (Series #1113pd) by Bauschke & Associates, Ltd. ... Junior Checking Clerk - Position Description (Series #1113pd). by. ...
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... or bottom, kept on the counter by guides, which, when pushed or pulled, will move groceries deposited within it by a customer to the checking clerk and leave ...

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... (Positions subject to availability.) Checking Clerk: Check out groceries and help out courtesy clerk. Operate cash register, handle cash, check, credit cards. ...

Joao Vieira
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Native speaker of: Native in PortuguesePortuguese
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Peer comments on this answer (and responses from the answerer)
agree  DavidHardy: definitely for some of the jobs, though you might have to consider translating the word in more than one way given concepts like 'time and motion studies', 'time keeping' and 'time management' inherent in the different uses of the first language term.
2 hrs
  -> Agree. We also have other titles for similar activities.

agree  Henrique Magalhaes
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agree  Eneide Moreira
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agree  Cristina Santos
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