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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.
Outlook & Prospects for Central Control and Process Operators, Mineral and Metal Processing in Winnipeg 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
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- The City of Winnipeg unveiled its $30M plan to improve traffic congestion on roads and intersections in the Polo Park neighbourhood over the next two years. Additionally, the plan calls for adding new retail facilities in the community.
- The University of Winnipeg Community Renewal Corp. plans to start construction on a $27M 14-storey apartment complex in spring 2014, with a completion date scheduled for the fall of 2015. Provincial regulations will ensure affordability for 46-units.
- The City of Winnipeg reached a $600M agreement with the Manitoba Government to complete a rapid-transit bus corridor to connect downtown Winnipeg and the University of Manitoba
- Air Canada plans to close its Winnipeg reservations call centre. The closure affects 77 employees and is expected to be a gradual process.
- Hinduja Global Solutions Canada Inc. expects to hold a job fair at the end of November to determine if the Winnipeg labour market could fill 500-plus positions for a new call-centre
- New Flyer Industries Inc. started production on 50 diesel-electric hybrid buses for the San Francisco Municipal Transportation Authority, with delivery expected by the end of 2013
- Shindico Realty plans to develop a 25-acre open-air shopping centre, consisting of 20 to 30 tenants
- Winnipeg's Canadian Museum for Humans Rights has set its opening date for September 20, 2014. Staff will move into the building at the end of December.
- The City of Winnipeg may impose a new $10,000 to $12,000 tax on new home construction; it would generate approximately $30M every year
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