Job description Labourer - Mineral And Metal Processing near Toronto (ON)

Find out what work is like for a labourer - mineral and metal processing in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Labourers in mineral and metal processing (NOC 95100).

Labourers in mineral and metal processing


Labourers in mineral and metal processing perform material handling, clean-up, packaging and other elemental activities related to mineral ore and metal processing. 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, cement processing plants, clay, glass and stone processing plants and foundries.

Work week duration

Labourers in mineral and metal processing usually work between 35 to 40 hours per week.
Between 35 to 40 hours

Job duties

Here are some of the main activities and tasks that Labourers in mineral and metal processing have to perform, and some of the physical demands they involve:

  • Transport raw materials, finished products, scrap and recyclable materials throughout plant manually or using forklift or other powered equipment
  • Feed conveyors, crushers and other equipment; open valves and start pumps; skim dross from furnaces; sort, stack, bundle and stamp materials; and perform other activities to assist process and machine operators in mineral ore and metal processing
  • Clean work areas and equipment
  • May assist with minor repairs and maintenance.

Physical demands Help - Physical Demands

  • Standing
  • Handling material manually
  • Bending or twisting the body
  • Making repetitive motions
  • Walking and running

Workplaces and employers

Here are the typical workplaces where Labourers in mineral and metal processing are employed and some of their main characteristics:

  • Precious metal refineries
  • Steel mills
  • Cement manufacturing plants
  • Copper, lead and zinc refineries
  • Clay, glass and stone processing plants and foundries
  • Aluminum plants
  • Uranium processing plants

Work environment Help - Physical Work Environment

  • Skin injury
  • Standard safety equipment
  • Dangerous chemical substances
  • Indoors, not environmentally controlled
  • Sound and noise
  • Hazardous equipment, machinery, tools

Physical proximity from others Help - Physical proximity from others

  • Somewhat close (e.g. share office)

Related job titles

Here are some other related job titles that are found in the same occupational category (NOC 95100), and a list of similar occupations:

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  • brick and tile kiln cleaner
  • core shop labourer - foundry
  • extrusion helper - primary metal processing
  • fibreglass oven charger helper
  • furnace loader - primary metal and mineral products processing
  • glass packer
  • lime kiln operator helper - mineral products processing
  • metal pourer helper
  • rolling mill worker - primary metal processing
  • salt screening labourer
  • tailings disposal labourer - primary metal processing

Similar occupations Help - Similar occupations

Sources Occupational and Skills Information System & National Occupational Classification

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