9613 – Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities | Canada NOC |

9613 – Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities

Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities 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.


Index of titles

Example titles

Acetylene cylinder preparer

Batch dryer tender helper

Bath mix solvent recoverer

Boiler operator helper

Boiler water tester

Boilerhouse helper

Bullet lubricant compounder

Chemical plant labourer

Coating machine feeder – chemical processing

Compressed gas plant worker

Crutcher operator helper

Distillation equipment helper

Distillation equipment helper – chemical processing

Distiller helper – chemical processing

Dryer tender helper – chemical processing

Electrode cleaner

Electrolytic cell cleaner

Equipment cleaner – chemical processing

Film spooler

Filter cleaner – chemical processing

Filtration helper – chemical processing

Flue cleaner – utilities

Gas fitter helper – utilities

Gas utility labourer

Gasket coater

Gasoline catalyst operator helper

Helper – chemical processing

Integrator operator

Labourer – chemical processing

Labourer – gas utility

Landfill scale operator

Landfill weigh scale attendant

Loader – chemical processing

Mill charger – chemical processing

Oven loader – chemical processing

Paint plant labourer

Paint pourer

Petroleum process operator helper

Petroleum refinery labourer

Pigment presser

Powerhouse helper

Rack loader

Refrigeration plant operator helper

Retort unloader

Sample preparer – chemical processing

Sampler – chemical processing

Saturating machine feeder – chemical processing

Shutdown labourer – chemical processing

Slug-press feeder

Stationary engineer helper

Still cleaner – chemical processing

Stove-bottom worker

Stove-carriage worker

Substation operator helper

Sulphuric acid plant operator helper

Temperature regulator

Transformer stockroom attendant

Treater helper – chemical processing

Varnish maker helper

Water intake tender

Water intake tender – utilities

Waterworks labourer

Wax moulder

Main duties

This group performs 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.

Employment requirements

Completion of secondary school may be required.

Additional information

Considerable mobility is possible among jobs in this unit group.

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


Chemical plant machine operators (9421)

Central control and process operators, petroleum, gas and chemical processing (9232)

Supervisors, petroleum, gas and chemical processing and utilities (9212)

Water and waste treatment plant operators (9243)

Waterworks and gas maintenance workers (7442)