Labourers in metal fabrication

Labourers in metal fabrication

NOC
9612

Remove excess metal and unwanted materials from metal parts, castings and other metal products and perform other labouring activities.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

8
 

Median Hourly Wage

$16.00
$12.00
Low
$22.00
High

Median Salary

$35,747
 

Typically Required

On-the-job training

Employed

191
 

% Working Full Time

97%
 

% Working Full Year

56%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Labourers in this unit group remove excess metal and unwanted materials from metal parts, castings and other metal products and perform other labouring activities. They are employed in structural steel, boiler and platework fabrication plants, heavy machinery manufacturing plants, sheet metal fabrication shops, shipbuilding and other metal products manufacturing companies.

Main Duties

Labourers in this unit group perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Read and interpret work orders
  • Operate metal cleaning equipment such as wheelabrators, deburrers and shotblasters to remove excess welds, rust, scale and other material from surfaces of metal parts, castings and other metal products
  • Polish metal products to mirror finish
  • Immerse metal products in cleaning solutions
  • Assist structural steel and platework fitters, sheet metal workers, metalworking machine operators or other metal workers
  • Transport raw materials and finished metal products manually or using hoists or other devices
  • Sort metal sheets and parts, scrap metal and other materials
  • Clean work areas and equipment
  • Load and unload vehicles using hand truck or dolly
  • May cut, grind or chip excess metal from metal products using hand tools.

Also Known As

  • blacksmith helper
  • buffing machine tender - metal products manufacturing
  • grinder-deburrer
  • labourer - metal fabrication
  • metal cleaner - metal products manufacturing
  • metalworking machine helper
  • plater helper - metal fabrication
  • shipfitter helper
  • shotblaster - metal fabrication
  • wheelabrator operator - metal products manufacturing
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Some secondary school education may be required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

11.8%
Female
88.2%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

15.6%
15-24
31.2%
25-34
18.8%
35-44
25.0%
45-54
9.4%
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.

Data legend

11.8%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
58.8%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
8.8%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
20.6%
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.

Data legend

77.1%
Manufacturing
8.6%
Construction
8.6%
Wholesale trade
5.7%
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.

Data legend

24.20%
Northeast
42.40%
Southeast
12.10%
Southwest
9.10%
Central
12.10%
Northwest
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.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

Data legend

$39,156
Northeast
$30,226
Southeast
N/A
Southwest
N/A
Central
N/A
Northwest
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.

Northeast

$17.50
$12.00
Low
$22.33
High
No Data Available
No Data Available
No Data Available
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

$35,747

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$38,540

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

New Brunswick

$35,747

Newfoundland

$38,958

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$28,161

Canada

$34,542
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

8
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-5
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

15
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

42
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

48