9432- Pulp mill machine operators

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Pulp mill machine operators

Job Description: 

Pulp mill machine operators operate and monitor various types of processing machinery and equipment to produce pulp. They are employed by pulp and paper companies.

Main Duties: 

Pulp mill machine operators perform some or all of the following duties:

Operate and monitor screening equipment, bleaching equipment, digesters, mixing tanks, washers, and other pulp processing machinery and equipment to carry out one or more cellulose processing steps
Observe equipment and machinery panel indicators, gauges, level indicators and other equipment instruments to detect machinery and equipment malfunctions and ensure process steps are carried out according to specifications
Communicate with pulping control operator to make process adjustments and start up or shut down machinery and equipment as required
Collect processing samples and conduct titration tests, pH readings, specific density tests and other routine tests on pulp and solutions
Complete and maintain production reports.

Employment Requirements: 

Completion of secondary school is required.
A college diploma in forest products processing or a related subject may be required.
Completion of several weeks of formal company training and several months of on-the-job training is required.
Previous experience as a pulp mill labourer within the same company is usually required.
A certificate in industrial first aid may be required.

Additional Inormation: 

There is limited mobility among jobs within this occupational group.
Progression to pulping control operator is possible with experience.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing (9614)
Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators (9235)
Supervisors, forest products processing (9215)

Source Of Info: 

National Occupation Classification, (2011)

Statistics Canada and Human Resources and Skills Development Canada,

February 2012,

Catalogue no. 12-583-X