Labourers in mineral and metal processing
Handle materials, clean, pack and other basic activities related to the processing of ores and metals.
Your stamina allows you to lift loads and perform physically demanding tasks. Your sense of responsibility and initiative means that your team can always count on you.
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.
- 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.
No secondary, college or university-level programs of study are indexed for this trade or occupation.
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