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Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing, operate and monitor multi-function process control machinery and equipment to control the processing of mineral ores, metals or cement. 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 and cement processing plants.
blast furnace operator, central control caster, central control room operator, chief flotation operator, console operator – cement manufacturing, pelletizing control operator, roaster operator, rolling mill control operator.
- Co-ordinate and monitor the operation of a particular aspect of mineral ore, metal and cement processing production through control panels, computer terminals or other control systems, usually from a central control room
- Operate multi-function central process control machinery to grind, separate, filter, melt, roast, treat, refine or otherwise process mineral ores
- Observe computer printouts, video monitors and gauges to verify specified processing conditions and to make necessary adjustments
- Co-ordinate and supervise production crew such as machine and process operators, tenders, assistants and helpers
- Start up and shut down the production system in cases of emergency or as required by schedule
- Provide or organize training for members of production crew
- Maintain shift log of production and other data and prepare production and other reports.
Québec, Beauport, Charlesbourg, Donnacona, Saint-Raymond, Baie-Saint-Paul, Beaupré, Cap-Rouge, Château-Richer, Clermont, Donohue, Lac-Saint-Charles, La Malbaie--Pointe-au-Pic, L'Ancienne-Lorette, Loretteville, Pont-Rouge, Portneuf, Sainte-Anne-de-Beaupré, Saint-Émile, Val-Bélair, Le Moyne, Plage-Rhéaume, Sainte-Anne-Ouest, Sault-à-la-Puce
Outlook & Prospects for Central Control and Process Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing in Capitale-Nationale Region
The future forecast and current conditions for an occupation can vary based on location or due to changes in the economy, technology, or demand for a product or service.
Local Employment Potential Information
|Location||Employment Potential||Release Date|
|Capitale-Nationale Region||<Not assigned>||2012-10-18|
Compared to other occupations, this is a relatively small occupational group in the local area with few and infrequent job opportunities.
Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Feb 17 - Feb 21, 2014
- Now is the time to apply for summer jobs with the City of Québec. A number of positions are being offered to secondary, college and university students. The deadline for applications is March 31. (available in French only)
- New $7 day care spaces will be created in Quebec's Capitale-Nationale region, bringing the total number to 1,364, including 567 in the Quebec City area and 797 in outlying areas. This initiative will create 240 jobs. (available in French only)
- General Cable will close its La Malbaie plant on April 7, 2014. The closure affects about 60 workers. The reasons given are transportation costs and an expected decrease in orders for the next three years. (available in French only)
- The daily newspaper, Le Soleil, will be slashing 24 positions. The cuts will affect 10 employees from the news desk, 10 support staff members and 4 executives, leading to a $1.6M in savings. (available in French only)
- Québec City's Qualtech is receiving financial support to ensure the development and marketing of innovative cheese-making equipment. This project should create 10 full-time jobs. (available in French only)
- A biomethanation plant will be built in Québec. Works should start in January 2015. Close to 400 jobs could be created while works are underway. (available in French only)
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