What do they do?
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.
A typical day
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.
Sound like you?
- Maths or Accounting or Economics
- Sciences or Workshop Technology
- Computing/ICT/Information Management.
- Good literacy and numeracy
- Confidence with IT, computers, technology
- Good organisational skills
- Good initiative/‘can do’ attitude.
- Working with facts and figures
- Analysing, researching or problem solving
- Working with machinery
- Working with computers.
- Inside (workshop or plant)
- One place every day.