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Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing, operate and monitor multi-function process control machinery and equipment to control the processing of mineral ores, metals or cement. They are employed in mineral ore and metal processing plants such as copper, lead and zinc refineries, uranium processing plants, steel mills, aluminum plants, precious metal refineries and cement processing plants.
blast furnace operator, central control caster, central control room operator, chief flotation operator, console operator – cement manufacturing, pelletizing control operator, roaster operator, rolling mill control operator.
- Co-ordinate and monitor the operation of a particular aspect of mineral ore, metal and cement processing production through control panels, computer terminals or other control systems, usually from a central control room
- Operate multi-function central process control machinery to grind, separate, filter, melt, roast, treat, refine or otherwise process mineral ores
- Observe computer printouts, video monitors and gauges to verify specified processing conditions and to make necessary adjustments
- Co-ordinate and supervise production crew such as machine and process operators, tenders, assistants and helpers
- Start up and shut down the production system in cases of emergency or as required by schedule
- Provide or organize training for members of production crew
- Maintain shift log of production and other data and prepare production and other reports.
Québec, Beauport, Charlesbourg, Donnacona, Saint-Raymond, Baie-Saint-Paul, Beaupré, Cap-Rouge, Château-Richer, Clermont, Donohue, Lac-Saint-Charles, La Malbaie--Pointe-au-Pic, L'Ancienne-Lorette, Loretteville, Pont-Rouge, Portneuf, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Saint-Émile, Val-Bélair, Le Moyne, Plage-Rhéaume, Sainte-Anne-Ouest, Sault-à-la-Puce
Outlook & Prospects for Central Control and Process Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing in Capitale-Nationale Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
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Compared to other occupations, this is a relatively small occupational group in the local area with few and infrequent job opportunities.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Aug 18 - Aug 22, 2014
- Canac hardware store, located on Henri-Bourassa boulevard in Québec, will be demolished and rebuilt from summer 2015 to spring 2016. Approximately 40 additional jobs should be added to the 44 existing positions. (available in French only)
- Expansion works are underway at the Canac hardware store on Armand-Paris boulevard in Beauport. About ten jobs will be created and added to the 144 existing positions. (available in French only)
- The 44 McDonald's restaurants in the greater Québec City region started an intensive hiring period on August 20. Two hundred and fifty part-time and full-time positions (cooks, cashiers, shift leaders, managers, etc.) need to be filled. (available in French only)
- A microbrewery should be opening its doors at the Duchesnay tourist station (Ste-Catherine-de-la-Jacques-Cartier). Its construction should begin this fall and end in the spring. A dozen jobs will be created. (available in French only)
- St-Bernard-based Aliments Breton will build a new mill in Scott. The investment is estimated at $32M and about 30 people will work at the mill. Work will commence this fall. (available in French only)
- The Québec Port Authority is in the process of submitting its project to expand piers in the Beauport and St-Charles river sector. This $555M project would create 2,000 direct or indirect jobs. (available in French only)
- Québec-owned Océan is setting up shop in New Brunswick. The company will be investing $29M to build a floating dry dock with a lifting capacity of nearly 7,000 tonnes. This project should create between 57 and 77 jobs in Bas-Caraquet. (available in French only)
- Ubisoft will set up new work spaces in the Saint-Roch neighbourhood and head up a component of Assassin's Creed. This contract may lead to the hiring of around 50 recruits for the Québec studio in the next three years. (available in French only)
- Montréal company Rodeo FX, which specializes in the creation of digital visual effects, is opening an office in Québec. The $1M investment should create 30-some jobs in the Saint-Roch neighbourhood. (available in French only)
- A new L'Académie restaurant has just opened in Québec City's Galeries de la Capitale. The opening has created approximately 50 jobs.
- The Centre québécois de valorisation des biotechnologies (CQVB), located in Québec, will shut down by the end of July. Approximately 15 people will be affected by this closure. (available in French only)
- Coveo recorded a 46% growth in sales in 2013. The company boasts 700 clients and plans to hire 50 professionals in 2014, mainly at its Québec City head office. (available in French only)
- At the Resolute Forest Products plant in Clermont, machine number 4 will shut down for three weeks beginning mid-August. Between 20 and 25 workers will be affected by the temporary shut-down. (available in French only)
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