9433- Papermaking and finishing machine operators

Canada NOC: 
Job Title: 

Papermaking and finishing machine operators

Job Description: 

Papermaking and finishing machine operators operate process machinery and equipment and assist papermaking and coating control operators to produce, coat and finish paper. They are employed by pulp and paper companies.

Main Duties: 

Papermaking and finishing machine operators perform some or all of the following duties:

Operate and monitor various papermaking and finishing process machinery and equipment to dry, calender, laminate, coat, slit, trim, wind or carry out other papermaking and finishing process steps
Mount, position and thread paper rolls using a hoist
Control process machinery using a distributed control system and process computers
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 and assist papermaking and coating control operators to make process adjustments and to start up or shut down process machines as required
Inspect paper visually for wrinkles, holes, discolouration, streaks or other defects and take corrective action
Complete and maintain production reports.

Employment Requirements: 

Completion of secondary school is required.
Completion of several weeks of formal company training and several months of on-the-job training is required.
Previous experience as a labourer within the same company is usually required.
A certificate in industrial first aid may be required.
A competency certificate in natural gas may be required.

Additional Inormation: 

There is limited mobility among jobs within this occupational group.
Progression to papermaking and coating control operator occupations is possible with experience.

Classified Elsewhere: 

Labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing (9614)
Machine operators engaged in fabricating and assembling paper products (in 9435 Paper converting machine operators)
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