National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 Version 1.0
This category contains supervisory, production and labouring occupations in manufacturing, processing and utilities.
Occupations in this category are characterized by either technical training or internal progression, and on-the-job training. Process control occupations in this category are increasingly technical and post-secondary training is usually required. For many occupations in this category, workers typically start out as labourers and progress to machine operation occupations through experience. Progression to supervisory positions requires experience in the occupations supervised. Mobility in some of these occupations may be limited by seniority provisions of collective agreements, or may require additional training.
This major group comprises occupations in processing and manufacturing machine operation and related production work which usually require completion of secondary school and experience or on-the-job training. It includes machine operators and related workers in mineral and metal products processing and manufacturing; chemical, plastic and rubber processing; pulp and paper production and wood processing and manufacturing; textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing; food, beverage and associated products processing; and printing equipment operators and related occupations.
941 - Machine operators and related workers in mineral and metal products processing and manufacturing
This minor group includes machine operators in mineral and metal processing; foundry workers; glass forming and finishing machine operators and glass cutters; concrete, clay and stone forming operators; inspectors and testers in mineral and metal processing; metalworking and forging machine operators; machining tool operators; and other metal products machine operators. They are employed by mineral ore and metal processing plants and cement processing plants; metal foundries and foundry departments of metal products manufacturing companies; glass and glass products manufacturing companies; concrete, clay and stone products manufacturing companies; sheet metal products manufacturing companies, sheet metal shops and other light metal products manufacturing establishments; structural steel fabrication, boiler and platework manufacturing companies and heavy machinery manufacturing companies; metal products and other manufacturing companies and machine shops; and in the shipbuilding, fabricated metal products, machinery and transportation equipment manufacturing industries.
This minor group includes chemical plant machine operators; plastics processing machine operators; and rubber processing machine operators and related workers. They are employed in chemical, cleaning compound, ink and adhesive industries; by chemical processing departments in other industries; plastic products manufacturing companies; and tire manufacturers and other rubber products manufacturing companies.
943 - Machine operators and related workers in pulp and paper production and wood processing and manufacturing
This minor group includes sawmill machine operators; pulp mill machine operators; papermaking and finishing machine operators; other wood processing machine operators; paper converting machine operators; lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders; and woodworking machine operators. They are employed by sawmills and planing mills; pulp and paper companies; woodrooms of pulp mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood processing plants; paper products manufacturing companies; and furniture, fixture and other wood products manufacturing establishments.
944 - Machine operators and related workers in textile, fabric, fur and leather products processing and manufacturing
This minor group includes textile fibre and yarn, hide and pelt processing machine operators and workers; weavers, knitters and other fabric making occupations; fabric, fur and leather cutters; industrial sewing machine operators; and inspectors and graders, textile, fabric, fur and leather products manufacturing. They are employed by textile manufacturing companies; leather tanning, fur dressing and leather and fur dyeing establishments; garment and mattress manufacturing companies; clothing manufacturers and other manufacturers of fabric products; furriers and fur products manufacturers; shoe and other leather products manufacturers; and footwear and other manufacturing establishments.
This minor group includes process control and machine operators in food, beverage and associated products processing; industrial butchers and meat cutters, poulty preparers and related workers; fish and seafood plant workers; and testers and graders in food, beverage and associated products processing. They are employed by fruit and vegetable processing plants, dairies, flour mills, bakeries, sugar refineries, meat plants, breweries, leaf tobacco products plants and other food, beverage and associated products processing establishments; meat and poultry slaughtering, processing and packing establishments; and fish and seafood processing plants.
This minor group includes plateless printing equipment operators; camera, platemaking and other prepress occupations; binding and finishing machine operators; and photographic and film processors. They are employed by rapid printing services, newspaper and magazine publishing companies and commercial printing companies; firms that specialize in colour graphics or platemaking and cylinder preparation and commercial publishing companies; binderies, other publishing companies and establishments in the public and private sectors that have in-house printing, binding and finishing departments; and film processing laboratories and retail photofinishing establishments.