Central Control and Process Operators in Manufacturing and Processing

Central control and process operators operate and monitor multi-function process control machinery and equipment to control the processing of mineral ores, metals or cement. Refineries and mineral processing plants employ them.


  • High school diploma.
  • Occupational certification is available in the NWT.
  • On-the-job training is available.

Future Prospects:

These occupations will continue to be impacted by natural resource development in the NWT. As a result there will be high employment levels during these projects, but the duration of these jobs will be medium-term with only a few of the new employment opportunities continuing into the future.

Job Prospects

Current Workforce:

Approximately 2.9% of workers in this occupational group are women. About 52.9% of employees working in these occupations live in Yellowknife, 11.8% live in the regional centres of Inuvik, Hay River and Fort Smith and 36.8% live in other communities. About 95.6% are employed in the Mining, Quarrying, and Oil and Gas Extraction industry and 4.4% in the Utilities sector.