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Chemical plant machine operators monitor and operate units and machinery to blend, mix, process and package a wide range of specialty chemicals, pharmaceuticals, cleaning and toiletry products. They are primarily employed in chemical, cleaning compound, ink and adhesive industries, but may also be employed by chemical processing departments in other industries.
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- Monitor meters, gauges and electronic instrumentation on one or more chemical or formulation units, such as mixers, kettles, blenders, dryers, tabletting, encapsulation, granulation and coating machines
- Measure, weigh and load chemical ingredients following formulation cards
- Start up, shut down, troubleshoot and clean equipment
- Adjust processing machines and equipment
- Monitor reaction processes and transfers of products in conformance with safety procedures
- Take samples and perform routine chemical and physical tests of products
- Record production data
- May operate equipment from a control room or from control consoles located near the production units.
Outlook & Prospects for Chemical Plant Machine Operators in Campbellton--Miramichi 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 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- Theriault & Hachey Peat Moss Limited of Baie-Sainte-Anne received a combined funding of $700,000 from the federal government's Atlantic Canada Opportunities Agency and the provincial government's Miramichi Economic Development and Innovation Fund. The monies will be used to purchase new equipment enabling the company to modernize and expand production capabilities. Theriault & Hachey Peat Moss has operated in the region for 50 years and employs about 70 people.
- The New Brunswick Department of Tourism, Heritage and Culture has released a report prepared by the private firm Aquila on the opportunities for development of the cruise ship market in Northern New Brunswick. The report suggests that the Port of Caraquet, because of the many cultural attractions of the Acadian Peninsula, has the most opportunity to see growth in the cruise ship market, while Miramichi and Dalhousie may have more challenges in the short term.
- The Manoir Sunrise, a new 30-unit nursing home, has opened in Dalhousie. Built on the former site of the Mgr-Godbout gymnasium, the $1.5M nursing home will create 15 new full-time jobs.
- Oxford Frozen Foods Ltd. will begin construction of a $50M wild blueberry processing plant at Tilley Road, in the Acadian Peninsula. The operation is expected to create 300 jobs over a 10-year period. The company will invest a total of $184M on the plant, equipment and development of wild blueberry fields. Construction of the plant will begin in the Spring of 2014. Land development will start immediately creating 100 new jobs relatively quickly.
- Pêcheries Belle Ile, a fish plant processing crab, herring and lobster is building a 86,000 square foot refrigerated warehouse at its facility in Sainte-Marie-Saint-Raphaël. The company plans to eventually produce more value-added products. The fish processing industry in the Acadian peninsula suffered setbacks in 2013 with the closure of a fish plant in Maisonette and a fire at the plant in Baie-du-Petit-Pokemouche.
- Adtiya Birla Minacs, a call centre located in Bathurst, is actively recruiting to fill 50 customer service representative positions. The company, locally known as Minacs, recently held an open house to attract bilingual candidates for these positions starting at $12 an hour. Recruitment and retention of employees is an ongoing challenge in the call centre industry even in the Bathurst-Campbellton region where the unemployment rate is approximately 16.5 percent.
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