What does it involve?
Pulp and paper operators use machinery and equipment to make pulp and paper. They understand both manual and computer-controlled systems and processes and monitor, maintain and make minor repairs to ensure a consistent quality of output throughout the production process.
Typically, an 8-hour day or shift work. A typical day involves,monitoring and operating waste treatment plants to ensure environmental compliance, operating chemical plants, set and operate wood-chip machinery, operate refiners, boilers and large complex dryers and pulp converting machinery.
How could I get into the industry?
There are no specific entry requirements to become a pulp and paper mill operator as skills are usually gained on the job. Useful experience for pulp and paper workers includes working using machinery and computers and some engineering experience. A forklift license is useful.
Does this sound like you?
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How much could I earn?
$45k - $80k
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