Labourers in mineral and metal processing (NOC 9611)

Job titles

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Nature of work

Labourers in this unit group 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.

Fields of interest

  • Doing sports or physical activities
  • Working with your hands

Main duties

  • Labourers in mineral and metal processing perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - 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.

Main characteristics of the occupation

Employment requirements

  • * Completion of secondary school may be required for some positions in this group.

Skill type

  • Occupations in manufacturing and utilities

Skill level

  • Elemental

More information

  • * Progression to machine and process operator positions is possible with experience.

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