Supervisors, mineral and metal processing (NOC 9211)

High opportunity occupation

About this job

Supervisors, mineral and metal processing, supervise and co-ordinate the activities of workers in the following groups:

People in this occupation:

  • work in mineral ore and metal processing plants such as copper, lead and zinc refineries, uranium processing plants, steel mills, aluminium plants, precious metal refineries, cement processing plants, clay, glass and stone processing plants and foundries
Common job titles
  • coach, roll shop operations - steel mill
  • co-ordinator, shift - steel mill
  • foreperson, annealing / anodizing
  • foreperson, asbestos manufacturing
  • foreperson, casting operations
  • foreperson, cement / concrete processing


Supervisors mineral and metal processing perform some or all of the following duties:

  • supervise, coordinate and schedule the activities of workers engaged in the following duties: operating single or multi-function mineral and metal processing machinery and equipment; operating mouldmaking and coremaking machines or manually make moulds and cores; operating glass process control, forming and finishing machines; operating concrete, clay and stone forming and finishing machines; and operating cement process control and machines and equipment
  • set up methods to meet work schedules and coordinate work activities with units
  • order materials and supplies
  • solve work problems and recommend work measures to improve productivity and product quality
  • train staff in job duties, safety procedures and company policies
  • recommend personnel actions such as hirings and promotions
  • prepare production and other reports
  • may set up machines and equipment.

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a controlled indoor setting.
  • Workers may be exposed to fire or intensely hot surfaces that could cause injury.
  • Workers may be exposed to noise that could cause hearing problems.
  • The workplace may contain strong odours.
  • Workers may be exposed to ultraviolet or visible light that may affect health negatively.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

At this time, career path information is not available for this occupation.

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