Processing, Manufacturing, and Utilities

Summary

In Saskatchewan, manufacturers make everything from kitchen cabinets and playgrounds to satellites and circuit boards.

Have you ever thought about the process that goes into making the computer you use, the car you ride in, or even the food you eat? These things, and many more that we use every day, are made by manufacturing companies. Manufacturing means “to make by hand” and often when we think of manufacturing we only think of the actual process of making an item. The manufacturing process is so much more than this and involves many steps.  Many people contribute to creating, designing, testing, making, and shipping manufactured products around the world. Specialists in research and development, prototype development, materials, marketing and engineering and science are necessary for the creation of new products. People with expertise in machines, plant layout, engineering, welding, assembling, operating equipment, carpentry, and material handling all play a key role in making a product in an efficient, safe, and productive way. People with expertise in human resources, purchasing, marketing, finance and accounting are also needed to make the company run smoothly. Saskatchewan is a world leader in manufacturing equipment used for dry land farming and for making ambulances that are used around the world. The equipment needed to get potash out of the ground is built in Saskatchewan, as are the trailers needed to haul grain from the farm to the elevator. The Saskatchewan manufacturing industry is as diverse as the people needed to create these products and ship them around the world.

Job Charts

wdt_ID NOC Job Title Job Description Wage Range Estimate Skills Knowledge Tools & Technology Other Training and Education routes
1 9231 Central control and process operators, mineral and metal processing Operate and monitor multi-function process control machinery and equipment to control the processing of mineral ores, metals or cement. $53,790 to $102,960 Communication skills, Teamwork, Troubleshooting English language, Occupational Health and Safety Act, Current Good Manufacturing Practice (GMP/cGMP) Autodesk Combustion, Boilers, Forklifts Attention to detail, Flexibility, Fast-paced Setting Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies, Saskatchewan Polytechnic
2 9414 Concrete, clay and stone forming operators Cast and finish concrete products, operate machines to extrude, mould, press and bake clay products, and operate machines to form, cut and finish stone products. $35,360 to $62,400 Teamwork, Communication skills, Leadership English language, Blueprint Reading Forklifts, Lathe machines Attention to detail, Fast-paced Setting, Flexibility On The Job Training
3 9523 Electronics assemblers, fabricators, inspectors and testers Assemble, repair and test circuit boards and other electronic components. $29,640 to $81,060 Teamwork, Organizational skills, Communication skills English language, PCB / PCBA (Printed Circuit Board / Assembly) Power tools, Soldering equipment and machines, Microscopes Attention to detail, Fast-paced Setting, Flexibility Saskatchewan Apprenticeship and Trade Certification Commission, SED Systems
4 9536 Industrial painters, coaters and metal finishing process operators Use machines or brushes and spray equipment to apply paint, enamel, lacquer or other non-metallic protective and decorative coatings to surfaces of various products. Metal finishing process operators use equipment to deposit metallized substances on surfa $33,280 to $63,290 Teamwork, Organizational skills, Communication skills English language, Occupational Health and Safety Act, First aid Spray guns, Sand blasters, Metal spray equipment Attention to detail, Fast-paced Setting, Flexibility On The Job Training
5 9446 Industrial sewing machine operators Operate machines to sew fabric, fur, leather or synthetic materials to produce or repair garments and other articles. $23,920 to $54,080 Organizational skills, Teamwork, Communication skills English language Sewing machines, Velvet Attention to detail, Fast-paced Setting, Flexibility On The Job Training
6 9613 Labourers in chemical products processing and utilities Perform material handling, cleaning and routine general labour activities related to petroleum and natural gas processing, pipelines and petrochemicals, chemical and pharmaceutical companies and electrical, water and waste treatment utilities. $31,200 to $64,480 n.a. English language n.a. Attention to detail On The Job Training
7 9617 Labourers in food, beverage and associated products processing Perform material handling, clean-up, packaging and other activities related to food and beverage processing. $25,270 to $47,840 Teamwork, Interpersonal skills, Customer service English language, Occupational Health and Safety Act Conveyor systems, Grinding machines and equipment, Forming machines Fast-paced Setting, Attention to detail, Work under pressure On The Job Training
8 9612 Labourers in metal fabrication Remove excess metal and unwanted materials from metal parts, castings and other metal products; perform other labour activities. $30,680 to $60,320 Teamwork, Communication skills, Leadership English language n.a. Attention to detail, Fast-paced Setting Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies
9 9611 Labourers in mineral and metal processing Perform material handling, clean-up, packaging and other activities related to mineral ore and metal processing. $31,200 to $72,800 Teamwork, Leadership, Communication skills English language Conveyor systems, Forklifts, Feed conveyors Attention to detail, Fast-paced Setting, Work under pressure On The Job Training
10 9411 Machine operators, mineral and metal processing Operate single-function machines; operate machinery that is part of a larger production operation processing mineral ore and metal products. $41,080 to $99,110 Teamwork, Communication skills English language Calipers, Micrometers, Milling machines Attention to detail Saskatchewan Polytechnic
NOC Job Title Job Description Wage Range Estimate Skills Knowledge Tools & Technology Other Training and Education routes

Education Routes

Below are the post-secondary institutions in Saskatchewan for Processing, Manufacturing, and Utilities

Carlton Trail College

Carlton Trail College is one of Saskatchewan’s leading training and educational institutions. From the programs we offer, to the services we provide, we are dedicated to help you achieve your education, career and training goals.

Cumberland College

Whether you are looking for a career change or wanting to upgrade your skills, Cumberland College can help you reach your goals!  Choose from a wide array of programs such as, university, skills training, adult upgrading, English language, and business training to help prepare for a rewarding future.

Great Plains College

Great Plains College is focused on meeting the needs of learners, employers and communities in western Saskatchewan. We build stronger leaders, careers, partnerships and communities.

Lakeland College

Lakeland College’s programming seeks to meet the needs of learners, communities, business and industry. Programming includes agricultural and environmental sciences, apprenticeship and industry training, energy, fire and emergency services training, wellness and human business and university transfer.

Sask Indian Institute of Technologies

Saskatchewan Indian Institute of Technologies (SIIT) is a First Nations-governed educational institution, one of only four credit-granting post-secondary institutions in the province- and the only credit granting Indigenous institution. SIIT provides adult learners with academic, vocational and technical training as well as services and supports for employment and career growth.

Parkland College

Parkland College is focused on getting you ready for the world of work. That means giving you in-demand hands-on skills with the theory and knowledge to back it up. Learn more at www.parklandcollege.sk.ca

Saskatchewan Polytechnic

Saskatchewan Polytechnic is Saskatchewan’s primary public institution for post-secondary technical education and skills training, recognized nationally and internationally for its expertise and innovation.

Southeast College

Southeast College operates campuses in six communities throughout Saskatchewan. Our students receive valuable hands-on post-secondary education and are expertly trained for careers in a wide variety of fields, with an emphasis on trades and technology.

University of Regina

The University of Regina offers 10 faculties, 25 academic departments and schools, 18 research centres and institutes, and three federated colleges (Campion College, First Nations University of Canada, and Luther College), bringing excellence and diversity to the educational experience.

University of Saskatchewan

USask offers undergraduate and graduate programs in over 150 fields of study. Tour our website to find information about the program of your choice.

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