Machine operators, mineral and metal processing (NOC 9411)

Note: The codes in brackets and under the Aptitudes heading are for career development specialists. Under the Interests heading, the code is in upper or lower case letters depending on the degree of importance.

Interests

Objective (O)

Objective persons enjoy working with tools, equipment, instruments and machinery. They like to repair and/or fabricate things from various materials according to specifications and using established techniques. Objective persons are interested in finding out how things operate and how they are built.

Methodical (M)

Methodical persons like to have clear rules and organized methods to guide their activities. They prefer working under the direction or supervision of others according to given instructions, or to be guided by established policies and procedures. Methodical persons like to work on one thing until it is completed. They enjoy following a set routine and prefer work that is free from the unexpected.

Directive (i)

Innovative persons like to explore things in depth and arrive at solutions to problems by experimenting. They are interested in initiating and creating different ways to solve questions and present information. They enjoy scientific subjects. Innovative persons prefer to be challenged with new and unexpected experiences. They adjust to change easily.

Physical activities

Near vision (V2)

Work activities are performed near the worker. The scope of the visual field is broader than in Close visual acuity (1).

Not relevant (C0)

Colour discrimination is not relevant in the performance of the work.

Limited (H1)

Hearing is limited to short and/or infrequent verbal interactions in order to perform the work.

Standing and/or walking (B2)

Work activities primarily involve standing or walking.

Upper limb co-ordination (L1)

Work activities involve co-ordination of upper limbs.

Light (S2)

Work activities involve handling loads of 5 kg but less than 10 kg.

Aptitudes

G V N S P Q K F M
3 4 4 4 4 4 3 4 3

Data, people, things

Copying (D5)

Carrying out a set of explicit procedural/operational functions or processes based on an understanding of instructions or information necessary to perform the work.*

Not significant (P8)

Not significant

Operating - Manipulating (C4)

Using the body, tools or special devices to operate equipment or move, guide, install and place objects or materials. Requires a significant combination of motor co ordination and manual and finger dexterity. Involves some latitude for judgment with regard to precision and selection of appropriate tool, object or material.

Environmental conditions

Regulated inside climate (L1)

A normal controlled environment such as an office, hospital or school.

Unregulated inside climate (L2*)

An inside work environment where the temperature or humidity may be considerably different from normal room conditions. In some groups, the nature of the duties affects the temperature or humidity of the work environment.

Equipment, machinery, tools (H3)

Working near or with equipment, instruments, machinery or power/hand tools that may be a potential source of accident or injury.

Radiation (H5*)

Exposure to ionizing radiation such as X-rays and radioactive substances or non ionizing radiation such as radio frequencies and infrared, ultraviolet or visible light that may affect health adversely.

Fire, steam, hot surfaces (H7*)

Exposure to fire (rather than exposure to flammable substances that may ignite), to emissions of steam or to intensely hot surfaces that are potential sources of injury.

Noise (D1)

Work that produces sufficient noise - constant or intermittent - to cause marked distraction or possible loss of hearing.

Odours (D3)

The presence of noxious, intense or prolonged odours in the work environment.

Non-toxic dusts (D4*)

The presence of non-poisonous airborne particles such as textile dust, flour, sand, sawdust and feathers in the work environment.

Note

* Environmental conditions

For some occupations in this group, Location L2 (Unregulated inside climate), Hazards H5 (Radiation) and H7 (Fire, steam, hot surfaces), and Discomforts D4 (Non-toxic dusts) may also apply.