Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities

Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities

NOC
9613

Perform material handling, cleaning and general labour activities in petroleum and natural gas processing, chemical companies, and electrical, water and waste treatment utilities.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

12
 

Median Hourly Wage

$18.18
$13.65
Low
$27.85
High

Median Salary

$43,290
 

Typically Required

On-the-job training

Employed

131
 

% Working Full Time

88%
 

% Working Full Year

71%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Labourers in this unit group carry out a variety of material handling, cleaning and routine general labouring activities. They are employed by petroleum and natural gas processing, pipeline and petrochemical, chemical and pharmaceutical companies, and by electrical, water and waste treatment utilities and services.

Main Duties

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

  • Feed and unload production machinery and equipment
  • Clean chemical processing machines and equipment and production areas
  • Move, sort and pile materials and products manually and using powered equipment
  • Assist other workers to operate, repair and maintain process equipment, gas distribution, water filtration and waste plant equipment
  • Perform general duties such as basic construction, painting and other manual tasks.

Also Known As

  • coating machine feeder - chemical processing
  • filter cleaner - chemical processing
  • helper - chemical processing
  • labourer - gas utility
  • loader - chemical processing
  • retort unloader
  • still cleaner - chemical processing
  • water intake tender
  • waterworks labourer
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school 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.

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10.9%
Female
89.1%
Male
Employment by age

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

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11.5%
15-24
15.4%
25-34
30.8%
35-44
19.2%
45-54
23.1%
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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16.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
48.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
16.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
12.0%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
8.0%
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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25.0%
Manufacturing
12.5%
Construction
12.5%
Wholesale trade
50.0%
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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20.00%
Northeast
16.00%
Southeast
36.00%
Southwest
20.00%
Central
8.00%
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.

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N/A
Northeast
N/A
Southeast
$52,937
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.

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

$43,290

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$49,252

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

New Brunswick

$43,290

Newfoundland

$40,647

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$34,691

Canada

$34,207
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

12
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-4
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

16
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

37
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-14
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

51