9611- Labourers in mineral and metal processing

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Labourers in mineral and metal processing

Job Description: 

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.

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.

Employment Requirements: 

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

Additional Inormation: 

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

Classified Elsewhere: 

Labourers in metal fabrication (9612)
Machine operators and related workers in mineral and metal products processing and manufacturing (941)
Supervisors, mineral and metal processing (9211)

International Careers(ISCO): 
Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X