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Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing

National Occupation Code (NOC): 9415

Inspectors and testers in this unit group inspect, grade, sample or test raw materials and products from mineral ore and metal processing operations. They are employed in mineral ore and metal processing plants such as copper, lead and zinc refineries, uranium processing plants, steel mills, aluminum plants, precious metal refineries, cement processing plants, clay, glass and stone processing plants and foundries.

Job Duties for Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing

  • Inspect mineral ore, metal, cement, glass, clay or concrete products at various stages of processing to ensure adherence to specifications
  • Grade and label raw materials or finished products according to size, thickness, composition or other classification standards
  • Take samples of products during or after processing operation for routine analysis or for subsequent laboratory analysis
  • Test product for strength, density, durability and conformance to specifications
  • Advise supervisor or central control operator and process machine operators of problems and product deficiencies
  • Complete inspection and test reports.

Working Conditions for Inspectors and testers, mineral and metal processing

Work is performed in processing facilities where high heat, airborne particles, and flying pieces of metal may cause injury.

Alternate Job Titles

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  • Abrasive Wheel Tester
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  • Asbestos Classifier
  • Asbestos Fibre Inspector And Tester
  • Asbestos Grader
  • Asbestos Shingle Inspector
  • Brick And Tile Inspector
  • Brick And Tile Tester
  • Brick Grader
  • Castings Inspector - Foundry
  • Castings Tester - Primary Metal And Mineral Products Processing
  • Cell Tester - Primary Metal Processing
  • Cement Plant Inspector
  • Clay Products Grader
  • Clay Tile Grader - Mineral Products Processing
  • Coke Inspector - Primary Metal Processing
  • Coke Sampler And Tester - Primary Metal Processing
  • Combustion Tester, Furnace - Primary Metal Processing
  • Concrete Products Inspector
  • Concrete Products Tester
  • Core Inspector - Foundry
  • Core Tester - Foundry
  • Electrolytic Cell Tester - Primary Metal Processing
  • Fibreglass Tester
  • Finishing Inspector - Primary Metal And Mineral Products Processing
  • Foundry Sand Tester
  • Glass Container Tester
  • Glass Inspector
  • Glass Quality Control Inspector
  • Glass Tester
  • Grader, Stonework
  • Gravel Grader - Mineral Products Processing
  • Hardness Tester - Primary Metal Processing
  • Heat Treating Inspector - Metal Processing
  • Ingots Inspector - Primary Metal Processing
  • Inspector - Metal Processing
  • Inspector - Primary Metal And Mineral Products Processing
  • Iron Pellet Hardness Tester - Metal Processing
  • Laminated Asbestos Products Inspector
  • Metal Processing Inspector
  • Metal Strength Tester - Primary Metal Processing
  • Metal Tensile Strength Tester - Primary Metal Processing
  • Mineral Sampler - Mineral Products Processing
  • Molten Metal Sampler - Primary Metal Processing
  • Monument Inspector - Mineral Products Processing
  • Ore Sample Tester - Mineral Products Processing
  • Ore Sampler - Mineral Products Processing
  • Physical Tester - Steel Mill
  • Plasterboard Inspector - Mineral Products Processing
  • Pottery And Porcelain Ware Inspector
  • Quality Assurance Inspector - Steel Mill
  • Salvage Glass Inspector
  • Sample Tester - Primary Metal And Mineral Products Processing
  • Sampler - Primary Metal And Mineral Products Processing
  • Sheet And Plate Inspector - Steel Mill
  • Sheet Steel Inspector - Primary Metal Processing
  • Steel Inspector - Primary Metal Processing
  • Steel Sheet Inspector - Primary Metal Processing
  • Steel Tester - Primary Metal Processing
  • Stone Inspector - Mineral Products Processing
  • Tester And Inspector - Primary Metal And Mineral Products Processing
  • Tester, Glass Containers
  • Tin Plate Inspector And Grader
  • Uranium Ore Evaluator
  • Wire Products Inspector
  • Wire Tester And Inspector - Primary Metal Processing
  • Asbestos Grader
  • Brick And Tile Inspector
  • Castings Tester - Primary Metal And Mineral Products Processing
  • Clay Products Grader
  • Core Tester - Foundry
  • Fibreglass Tester
  • Glass Quality Control Inspector
  • Heat Treating Inspector - Metal Processing
  • Metal Processing Inspector
  • Mineral Sampler - Mineral Products Processing
  • Molten Metal Sampler - Primary Metal Processing
  • Salvage Glass Inspector
  • Sheet Steel Inspector - Primary Metal Processing
  • Steel Tester - Primary Metal Processing