8171-Pulp and Papermaking Plant Operators

Job Title: 

Pulp and Papermaking Plant Operators

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.


Tasks include:

  • 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
  • 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
  • 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
  • analysing instrument readings and production test samples and making adjustments to pulp production process and equipment as required
  • completing and maintaining production reports
Additional Notes: 

This unit group includes

Paper pulp preparation plant operator
Wood grinder
Supercalendar operator
Paper corrugating machine operator
Varnishing machine operator (papermaking)

This unit group excludes

Paper and paperboard products machine operator (8143)

Specific Occupations: 

Paper pulp plant operator

Papermaking machine operator

Other pulp and papermaking plant operators

Source Of Info: 

Source: SINGAPORE STANDARD OCCUPATIONAL CLASSIFICATION 2015, Department of Statistics, Ministry of Trade & Industry, Republic of Singapore