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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 Edmonton 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 News
Week of Jun 03 – Jun 07, 2013
- The Waterford of Summerlea, in Edmonton, is eliminating the jobs for 21 licensed practical nurses and health care aides following the expiration of contracts with Alberta Health Services
Week of May 27 – May 31, 2013
- Construction is underway on the $23M Bethel Transit Terminal in Strathcona County. The new terminal, the largest in Alberta, is scheduled to open in December 2013.
- Heartland Ford in Fort Saskatchewan has broken ground on a new, expanded dealership scheduled to open in early 2014. The company expects to double its staff numbers, employing up to 100, at the new location.
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Greys Paper Recycling Industries has opened a $20M recycling facility at the Edmonton Waste Management Centre and is planning to hire an additional 45 employees by mid-June 2014
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
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