Machine operators, mineral and metal processing - Emploi d'avenir
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Machine operators, mineral and metal processing

Contribute to the processing of mineral ore and metal products by operating the equipment required at every production stage, including refining, filtering and grinding, to achieve high-quality final products.

Average salary34$ / hour


Workers in this unit group operate single-function machines or machinery that is part of a larger production process to process mineral ore and metal products. 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.

Main tasks

  • Set up, prepare and adjust mineral ore, metal and cement processing machinery to carry out one step in the overall mineral ore or metal processing operation
  • Operate single-function machinery to grind, separate, filter, mix, treat, cast, roll, refine or otherwise process mineral ores
  • Observe gauges, meters, computer printouts, video monitors and products to ensure correct operation of machine and verify specified processing conditions
  • Make adjustments to machinery as required
  • Record production information and complete reports
  • May assist with machinery maintenance or repair.

This trade is in highest demand in these regions:

  • Mauricie
  • Côte-Nord et Nord-du-Québec

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