Inspectors and testers - mineral and metal processing

Inspectors and testers - mineral and metal processing

NOC
9415

- Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing

Inspect, grade, sample or test raw materials and products from mineral ore and metal processing operations.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

6
 

Median Hourly Wage

N/A

Median Salary

$46,919
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

50
 

% Working Full Time

100%
 

% Working Full Year

43%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Inspectors and testers in this unit group inspect, grade, sample or test raw materials and products from mineral ore and metal processing operations. 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.

Main Duties

Inspectors and testers perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Inspect mineral ore, metal, cement, glass, clay or concrete products at various stages of processing to ensure adherence to specifications
  • Grade and label raw materials or finished products according to size, thickness, composition or other classification standards
  • Take samples of products during or after processing operation for routine analysis or for subsequent laboratory analysis
  • Test product for strength, density, durability and conformance to specifications
  • Advise supervisor or central control operator and process machine operators of problems and product deficiencies
  • Complete inspection and test reports.

Also Known As

  • asbestos grader
  • brick and tile inspector
  • castings tester - primary metal and mineral products processing
  • clay products grader
  • core tester - foundry
  • fibreglass tester
  • glass quality control inspector
  • heat treating inspector - metal processing
  • metal processing inspector
  • mineral sampler - mineral products processing
  • molten metal sampler - primary metal processing
  • salvage glass inspector
  • sheet steel inspector - primary metal processing
  • steel tester - primary metal processing
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is usually required.
  • Experience as a machine or process operator in mineral and metal processing is usually required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

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0.0%
Female
100.0%
Male
Employment by age

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0.0%
15-24
28.6%
25-34
0.0%
35-44
42.9%
45-54
28.6%
55-64
0.0%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
42.9%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
28.6%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
28.6%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
0.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

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42.9%
Manufacturing
28.6%
Mining, quarrying, and oil and gas extraction
28.6%
Construction
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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42.90%
Northeast
28.60%
Southeast
28.60%
Southwest
0.00%
Central
0.00%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

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Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

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Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$46,919

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

N/A

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$46,919

Newfoundland

N/A

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$46,251

Canada

$49,838
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

6
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

0
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

6
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

24
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

4
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

20