Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities (NOC 9613)

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Estimated hourly wage
in Québec (2016-2018)
Minimum Not published
Median Not published
Maximum Not published
Job prospect
(2017-2021)
Employment in 2016
2,500
Skill level
Elemental (generally secondary studies uncompleted)

Nature of work

Labourers in this unit group carry out a variety of material handling, cleaning and routine general labouring activities. They are employed by petroleum and natural gas processing, pipeline and petrochemical, chemical and pharmaceutical companies, and by electrical, water and waste treatment utilities and services.

Main duties

  • Labourers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:
  • - Feed and unload production machinery and equipment
  • - Clean chemical processing machines and equipment and production areas
  • - Move, sort and pile materials and products manually and using powered equipment
  • - Continued…
  • - Assist other workers to operate, repair and maintain process equipment, gas distribution, water filtration and waste plant equipment
  • - Perform general duties such as basic construction, painting and other manual tasks.

Employment requirements

  • * Completion of secondary school may be required.

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