The Blind River refinery is the world's largest commercial uranium refinery. Drums of uranium ore concentrate are shipped to the refinery from mines located around the world. The refinery includes a processing plant, water treatment plant, power plant, nitric acid recovery system and analytical labs.
Darren works as an electrical apprentice in the control department at the refinery. His department consists of ten people ranging from electricians, instrument technicians and another electrical apprentice.
He works closely with a journeyperson electrician to gain experience that is needed to become a licensed industrial electrician. In his position he identifies hazards and performs preventative maintenance on critical pieces of equipment. Blind River employees depend on Darren to ensure that the equipment is safe to operate. He is also a member of the refinery's fire brigade.