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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 NewsWeek of Nov 18 - Nov 22, 2013
- In November, the Regina Canada Post began to sort both local and outgoing mail from Yorkton, but there were no layoffs from the change in the Yorkton operations
- Three Saskatchewan First Nations signed an agreement with BHP Billiton to provide employment, business, and community development opportunities through the Jansen Lake potash project
- The Parkland College expects construction to begin in January on the new Trades and Technology Centre in Yorkton, with completion of the facility scheduled for September 2015
- The owner of the Rona store in Fort Qu'Appelle confirmed plans to build a new Rona building supplies store in Yorkton in 2014
- After renovations, Sport Chek and Atmosphere expect to open stores at the former Canadian Tire location in spring 2014
- Encanto Potash Corp. plans to drill a $1.2M test well on the Ochapowace Reserve Lands to determine the area's potential for potash and oil and gas extraction
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