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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 Yorkton--Melville 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 May 06 – May 10, 2013
- Officials from Peepeekisis Cree Nation and Parkland College signed a memorandum of understanding to improve the skills training and labour market participation for members of the First Nation
Week of Apr 01 – Apr 05, 2013
- The Government of Saskatchewan has made an initial commitment of $1M towards a Trades and Technology Center for Parkland College in Yorkton. The center is planned for an opening in 2015.
Week of Mar 18 – Mar 22, 2013
- The First Potash Ventures project received approval from the federal gov’t for the solution potash mine project near Lestock. Construction should begin in 2014 and delivery in late 2016.
- The Parkland College and the Okanese First Nation near Balcarres recently signed a five-year memorandum of understanding to improve labour market participation among members of the First Nation
Week of Mar 11 – Mar 15, 2013
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