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This unit group includes all machine operators, not elsewhere classified, who operate machines to cut, press, stamp, mould, treat, finish or otherwise fabricate components or products, such as jewellery, buttons, pencils, crayons, non-prescription lenses, brushes, notions and other miscellaneous products. They are employed by a wide variety of manufacturing companies.
brush making machine operator, button machine operator, crayon making machine tender, jewellery annealer, prism maker operator, skate press operator, sports ball moulder, stuffing machine tender, tennis ball maker operator.
- Operate machines which cut, press, stamp, mould, treat, finish or otherwise fabricate components or products
- Load supplies into hoppers of dispensing units or manually align, feed or otherwise place materials into machines
- Monitor machines for proper operation watching for jammed materials, defective units or other irregularities
- Clean work stations, removing scraps, dust, shavings or other by-products from machinery and surrounding areas
- May make routine changes of dies, nozzles or other machinery attachments as required.
Outlook & Prospects for Other Products Machine Operators in Muskoka-Kawarthas 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 27 – May 31, 2013
- Despite declining enrolment, the Trillium Lakelands District School Board expects to hire 39 full-time and occasional high school teachers for work in the Muskoka area
- Construction is about to begin on a new $2M shipping and receiving building at the Pines Long-Term Care Residence in Bracebridge by Greystone Project Management of Huntsville
Week of May 20 – May 24, 2013
- Construction has begun on the Fleming College Sport Complex in Peterborough, which is expected to cost about $5.9M
- After three years of building renovations, a new Hobart’s Steakhouse along with private art gallery the Doctor’s House, will open at the end of May on Hunter Street in Peterborough
- In a cost-cutting move, Cameco Corporation will lay off 53 employees in Port Hope at its conversion, manufacturing and research facilities
Week of May 13 – May 17, 2013
- Renovations to the Bracebridge Falls and Wilson Falls hydroelectric stations are complete. The $21M in upgrades were completed by Bracebridge Generation Ltd.
- Aecon Group Inc. will complete $6M in runway upgrades at the Peterborough airport by January 2014 for the Seneca College Aviation Technology Program
- New Urban Haliburton Inc. has begun site preparation for the new Tim Horton’s location on County Road 21 outside Haliburton Village
- Bakkavor Foods Canada plans to close its Cobourg location within the next few weeks, affecting 50 workers
- Muskoka Algonquin Healthcare plans to reduce about 37 full-time equivalent positions and reduce the administrative department payroll by $200,000
Week of May 06 – May 10, 2013
- DaviCor Construction Inc. of Port Sydney was awarded a contract to complete Phase 1 construction at Pitman’s Bay Camp near Huntsville
- The Learning Disabilities Association of Peterborough will offer a six-week Jobfit employment preparation program to unemployed individuals over the age of 18 with learning disabilities
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