9433 – Papermaking and finishing machine operators | Canada NOC |

9433 – Papermaking and finishing machine operators

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.


Index of titles

Example titles

Assistant coating operator – pulp and paper

Balerman/woman – pulp and paper

Baling press tender – pulp and paper

Calender man/woman – pulp and paper

Calender operator – pulp and paper

Calenderer – pulp and paper

Combiner machine operator – paper mill

Core cutter and reamer

Core cutter and reamer – pulp and paper

Crimping head operator – papermaking

Embossing calender operator – pulp and paper

Finisher – pulp and paper

Fourdrinier machine operator – pulp and paper

Fourth hand – pulp and paper

Grader – pulp and paper

Graderman/woman – pulp and paper

Label operator – papermaking

Laminating machine operator – paper mill

Packer-wrapper attendant – papermaking

Paper grader

Paper jogger operation – pulp and paper

Paper machine back tender

Paper machine hand

Paper machine operator

Paper machine second hand

Paper machine winderman/woman

Paper roll finisher – pulp and paper

Paper roll wrapper – pulp and paper

Paper-coating machine operator

Paper-finishing machine operator

Papermaking and finishing machine operator

Processed paper rewinder

Pulp press tender

Pulp pressman/woman – pulp and paper

Rewinder – pulp and paper

Rewinder tender – pulp and paper

Roll finisher – paper

Roll wrapper – paper

Salvage winder operator – papermaking

Sheet paper inspector

Sheet paper sampler

Sheeter operator – pulp and paper

Specialty rewinder operator – papermaking

Supercalender operator – pulp and paper

Third hand – pulp and paper

Winder operator – pulp and paper

Winderman/woman – pulp and paper

Wrapline operator – papermaking

Main duties

This group performs 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 information

There is limited mobility among jobs within this occupational group.

Progression to papermaking and coating control operator occupations is possible with experience.


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