8171-Pulp and papermaking plant operators

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Pulp and papermaking plant operators
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Job Description: 
Pulp and papermaking plant operators operate and monitor multi-function process control machinery and processing equipment to control the processing of wood, scrap pulp and other cellulose materials in the production of pulp.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) co-ordinating and monitoring the operation of screening equipment, washing equipment, digesters, mixing tanks and other pulp processing equipment from automated panel boards in central control room to control the processing of wood, scrap pulp, recyclable paper and other cellulose materials
  • (b) operating and monitoring screening equipment, bleaching equipment, digesters, mixing tanks, washers and other pulp processing machinery and equipment to carry out one or more cellulose processing steps
  • (c) controlling start-up and shut-down of process machinery and equipment, and observing 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
  • (d) analyzing instrument readings and production test samples and making adjustments to pulp production process and equipment as required
  • (e) completing and maintaining production reports.

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Paper and pulp mill worker
- Pulp and paper assistant bleacher operator
- Pulp and paper digester operator
- Pulp and paper grinderman/woman
- Pulp and paper refiner operator
- Pulping control operat

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