National Occupational Classification (NOC) 2016 Version 1.1
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 labourers in manufacturing and utilities occupations which may require some secondary school education or completion of secondary school. It includes labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities.
This minor group includes labourers in mineral and metal processing; labourers in metal fabrication; labourers in chemical products processing and utilities; labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing; labourers in rubber and plastic products manufacturing; labourers in textile processing; labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing; labourers in fish and seafood processing; and other labourers in processing, manufacturing and utilities. They are employed by mineral ore and metal processing plants, cement processing plants, clay, glass and stone processing plants and foundries; structural steel, boiler and platework fabrication plants, heavy machinery manufacturing plants, sheet metal fabrication shops, shipbuilding and other metal products manufacturing companies; petroleum and natural gas processing, pipeline and petrochemical, chemical and pharmaceutical companies; electrical, water and waste treatment utilities and services; pulp and paper, and paper converting companies, sawmills, planing mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood processing companies; rubber and plastic products manufacturing companies; textile manufacturing companies; fruit and vegetable processing plants, dairies, flour mills, bakeries, sugar refineries, meat plants, breweries and other food, beverage and associated products processing and packaging plants; fish and seafood processing and packaging plants; companies that manufacture other products; and printing and packaging companies.
Labourers in this unit group perform material handling, clean-up, packaging and other elemental activities related to mineral ore and metal processing. 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, cement processing plants, clay, glass and stone processing plants and foundries.
- asbestos worker - mineral processing
- brick and tile kiln cleaner
- core shop labourer - foundry
- extrusion helper - primary metal processing
- furnace loader - primary metal and mineral products processing
- glass packer
- helper, fibreglass oven charger
- lime kiln operator helper - mineral products processing
- metal pourer helper
- rolling mill worker - primary metal processing
- salt screening labourer
- tailings disposal labourer - primary metal processing
- Labourers in metal fabrication (See 9612 Labourers in metal fabrication)
- Machine operators and related workers in mineral and metal products processing and manufacturing (See 941 Machine operators and related workers in mineral and metal products processing and manufacturing)
- Supervisors, mineral and metal processing (See 9211 Supervisors, mineral and metal processing)
Labourers in mineral and metal processing perform some or all of the following duties:
- Transport raw materials, finished products, scrap and recyclable materials throughout plant manually or using forklift or other powered equipment
- Feed conveyors, crushers and other equipment; open valves and start pumps; skim dross from furnaces; sort, stack, bundle and stamp materials; and perform other activities to assist process and machine operators in mineral ore and metal processing
- Clean work areas and equipment
- May assist with minor repairs and maintenance.
- Completion of secondary school may be required for some positions in this group.
- Progression to machine and process operator positions is possible with experience.