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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.
Provincial Employment Potential Information
The following table identifies employment conditions within Manitoba.
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|South Central Region||N/A||N/A|
Additional Provincial Prospects
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Labour Market Bulletins
An analysis of the local labour market and an assessment of local employment-related events.
Provincial / Territorial Labour Market News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- Winnipeg housing starts are up 117% from April last year
- Northern Manitoba Chiefs gathered from May 27 to 29 in Winnipeg for the KeewatinowiOkimakanak (MKO) Economic Summit, Trade Show and Jobs Fair
- Province of Manitoba is conducting a Southern Europe recruitment mission to fill skills shortages
- The Manitoba government may reduce subsidy to the Jockey Club at Assiniboia Downs by $5M per year; potentially affecting up to 500 direct jobs in the Jockey Club and 1,000 jobs in the agricultural community
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- TELUS will be investing $17M to expand its 4G wireless network throughout Manitoba in 2013
- Brandon University has cut $1.23M, about three percent, of its budget without eliminating any jobs
- The Government of Manitoba has announced that it will be building two new flood-fighting structures on Lake St. Martin and Lake Manitoba. Construction will start in 2016 and end by 2021.
- The new Mental Health Crisis Response Centre will open on June 3 in Winnipeg. The centre has over 35 health professionals and will be open 24 hours a day.
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- The Thompson Manitoba Youth Job Centre is open for the summer
- McMunn & Yates Building Supplies, a lumber and hardware store, will acquire most of the assets of McDiarmid Lumber Ltd. The $30M agreement includes most of McDiarmid's store locations.
- Many farmers across southern Manitoba are working around the clock to seed their fields due to a late start to spring. The deadline on crop insurance is May 30.
- Negotiations continues over The Bays six-floor, 656,000 square-foot building. Retrofitting the facility could cost an estimated $100M.
- Winnipeg's first urban reserve was recently marked in ground-breaking ceremony on the site of a former St. James-area Manitoba Hydro building
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- The provincial government has extended the Manitoba Interactive Digital Media Tax Credit to 2016
- The provincial government has approved 500 more video lottery terminals in the province that will benefit local businesses and the hospitality industry
- WestJet to launch service at Brandon Airport
- New condo underway in downtown Winnipeg
- Plans are in place for a new mixed-use residential development in Winnipeg Transcona area
- A Winnipeg development agency has acquired the Carlton Inn in downtown and plans to replace it with a new hotel complex
- A new River City Sports store will be opening soon in Winnipeg
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