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Machine Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing  (NOC 9411)
Edmonton Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Workers in this unit group operate single-function machines or machinery that is part of a larger production process to process mineral ore and metal products. 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.

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Machine operators, mineral and metal processing, perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Set up, prepare and adjust mineral ore, metal and cement processing machinery to carry out one step in the overall mineral ore or metal processing operation
  • Operate single-function machinery to grind, separate, filter, mix, treat, cast, roll, refine or otherwise process mineral ores
  • Observe gauges, meters, computer printouts, video monitors and products to ensure correct operation of machine and verify specified processing conditions
  • Make adjustments to machinery as required
  • Record production information and complete reports
  • May assist with machinery maintenance or repair.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Edmonton, Fort Saskatchewan, Leduc, Spruce Grove, St. Albert, Wetaskiwin, Beaumont, Bon Accord, Calmar, Devon, Drayton Valley, Duffield, Gibbons, Millet, Morinville, Redwater, Stony Plain, Cardiff, Rosenthal Estates

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Outlook & Prospects for Machine Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing in Edmonton 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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Table on the employment potential for Machine Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing in Edmonton Region as well as in the rest of the Alberta.
Location Employment Potential Release Date
Edmonton Region Fair   (2 of 3 stars) 2014-05-22

For the 2013-2015 projection period, employment opportunities will be fair for Machine Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing (NOC 9411) in the Edmonton region. Compared to all other occupations, there should be proportionately more unemployed workers with experience in this occupation to compete for available jobs. However, this will be offset by the fact that both employment growth and the proportion of retiring workers in this occupation should be similar to that of other occupations.

According to the 2011 National Household Survey, the average age for this occupation in the Edmonton region was 37 years.

Local Labour Market News

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