Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities (NOC 9613)

About this job

Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities:

  • carry out a variety of material handling, cleaning and routine general labouring activities.
  • work for petroleum and natural gas processing, pipeline and petrochemical, chemical and pharmaceutical companies, and for electrical, water and waste treatment utilities
Common job titles
  • attendant, transformer stockroom
  • batch dryer / boiler / boilerhouse
  • cleaner, electrolytic cell / equipment
  • compounder, bullet lubricant
  • distiller / filter / gas fitter
  • feeder, machine - coating / saturating


Labourers in this 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
  • help other workers to operate, repair and maintain process equipment, gas distribution, water filtration and waste water plant equipment
  • carry out general duties such as basic construction, painting and other manual tasks

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in an indoor plant environment.
  • Working with machinery may be a source of injury.
  • Labourers may be exposed to dangerous chemicals, noise and strong, unpleasant odours.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

Considerable movement is possible among jobs in this occupational group.

Progression to operator positions in the chemical or utility industry is possible with experience and appropriate entry qualifications.

Additional resources

Additional resources are not currently available for this career.