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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.
aluminum classifier, asbestos dryer, billet heater, brick and tile crusher operator, cement miller, extrusion press operator, foil-winding machine operator, furnace charger, ladle pourer, lead refiner, lime kiln operator, mica sheet laminator, quenching car operator, scrap metal shredder, sintering machine operator, slurry equipment operator, steel roller, uranium classifier operator, zinc cell operator.
- 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.
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
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Edmonton Region||(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 NewsWeek of Aug 11 - Aug 15, 2014
- The Alberta Utilities Commission has approved the construction of two natural gas-fired electrical generating plants for the Genesee site located southwest of Stony Plain
- A Sobeys store in downtown Edmonton closed its doors on July 31, 2014
- Hilton has opened its first Home2 Suites in Canada, at the former Mayfield Inn site in Edmonton. The 127-suite hotel is aimed at guests who are planning extended stays.
- Burrow, a coffee shop and eatery, will be opening underground in Edmonton's Central LRT station on September 15, 2014. The shop is only 250 sq.-ft., but hopes to take advantage of the 17,000 people that pass by every day.
- Jasper House, a 36-storey condominium, will begin pre-sales this fall. Construction on the 240-unit luxury tower will start in late 2015.
- Stantec, an engineering firm, has announced that it will be consolidating its staff from five buildings across downtown Edmonton. The company will move its staff into a new building near the new downtown arena.
- Hokanson Capital is spending $8M to renovate the former ATB Financial building in downtown Edmonton and re-branding the structure as 9Triple8 Jasper
- The City of Edmonton has added $16M to the road construction budget for 2014, to be spent on 51 different projects
- Anytime Fitness, a 24-hour fitness franchise, is opening in Drayton Valley later in 2014
- Brazeau County is hiring nine full-time staff in planning and development, community services and corporate services, in order to meet the level of service required by residents and council
- The City of Fort Saskatchewan is planning to hire additional police officers, administrators, and a community peace officer in its Protective Service Department in order to keep up with population growth
- PK Developments has received approval from the City of Fort Saskatchewan for construction of 240 apartments, spread across five separate buildings
- The City of St. Albert has approved a request under the Municipal Policing Agreement for five additional officers for the local detachment
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