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Labourers in this unit group remove excess metal and unwanted materials from metal parts, castings and other metal products and perform other labouring activities. They are employed in structural steel, boiler and platework fabrication plants, heavy machinery manufacturing plants, sheet metal fabrication shops, shipbuilding and other metal products manufacturing companies.
chipper-grinder, forge helper, grinder-deburrer, labourer – metal fabrication, metal cleaner, metalworking machine helper, plater helper, shipfitter helper, shotblaster, wheelabrator operator.
- Read and interpret work orders
- Operate metal cleaning equipment such as wheelabrators, deburrers and shotblasters to remove excess welds, rust, scale and other material from surfaces of metal parts, castings and other metal products
- Polish metal products to mirror finish
- Immerse metal products in cleaning solutions
- Assist structural steel and platework fitters, sheet metal workers, metalworking machine operators or other metal workers
- Transport raw materials and finished metal products manually or using hoists or other devices
- Sort metal sheets and parts, scrap metal and other materials
- Clean work areas and equipment
- Load and unload vehicles using hand truck or dolly
- May cut, grind or chip excess metal from metal products using hand tools.
Barrie, Cambridge, Guelph, Kitchener, Orillia, Waterloo, Bradford West Gwillimbury, Collingwood, Innisfil, Midland, New Hamburg, New Tecumseth, Orangeville, Penetanguishene, Port McNicoll, Shelburne, Alliston, Ayr, Beeton, Buena Vista Park, Cardwell, Cookstown, Cumberland Beach, Elmira, Elmvale, Purple Hill, Rockcut, Rockwood, Starrview Acres, St. Jacobs, Tottenham
Outlook & Prospects for Labourers in Metal Fabrication in Kitchener--Waterloo--Barrie 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
- SAIL, an outdoors superstore, will open a $25M store in the Tri-City Centre in Cambridge, creating more than 125 retail jobs upon completion in the fall of 2014
- Alliance Homes and Cosmopolitan Homes started construction on a new residential subdivision in Beeton
- BlackBerry is laying off 250 more employees from its Waterloo location as it continues its period of transition
- Durose Manufacturing, a steel fabricator providing specialized services, will invest in new machinery with support from the Southwestern Ontario Development Fund, creating 12 new jobs in Guelph
- Groundbreaking took place in Waterloo on the Centre of Excellence for Innovation In Aging, a project valued at $376M aimed at helping Canada better prepare for an aging population
- Communitech, a company that helps technology start-ups grow and succeed, will receive $15M over the next three years from the province of Ontario to accelerate entrepreneurial activity in the region
- OpenText, a Waterloo-based software company, will acquire GXS Group Inc., a cloud technology provider based in Maryland for $1.17 billion
- PWO Canada Inc. will expand production creating 20 new jobs and retaining 245 existing jobs in Kitchener. The company makes components and assembly line structures for the automotive industry.
- DESCH Canada Ltd., a company that specializes in parts for machinery used in construction and mining, will expand and create 10 new jobs while retaining 19 existing jobs in Cambridge
- Groundbreaking took place for the construction of the $9.3M fire hall in Orillia, which was scheduled to be completed by October 2014
- Andrin Homes will begin construction on City Centre Condominiums in Kitchener
- Blackberry is cutting 300 more positions from the Waterloo-based workforce
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