9614 – Labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing | Canada NOC |

9614 – Labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing

Labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing carry out a variety of general labouring and routine wood processing activities and assist pulp mill and papermaking machine operators. They are employed by pulp and paper, and paper converting companies, sawmills, planing mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood processing companies.


Index of titles

Example titles

Bag-making machine tender helper

Barking machine cleaner – wood processing

Beater helper – pulp and paper

Beater operator helper – pulp and paper

Bolt loader – sawmill

Broke hustler – pulp and paper

Brown stock washer helper – pulp and paper

Cant loader – wood processing

Car stacker – wood processing

Carton-forming machine feeder

Chain conveyor tender – sawmill

Chain conveyor tender – wood processing

Chainman/woman – wood processing

Chip bin attendant – wood processing

Chip dump operator – wood processing

Chip silo attendant – wood processing

Chip storage attendant – wood processing

Coating machine helper

Combiner machine helper

Conveyor cleaner – pulp and paper

Corrugator-operator helper

Cutter helper – pulp and paper

Dry chain offbearer – wood processing

Dry chainman/woman – wood processing

Feeder – wood processing

Fifth hand – pulp and paper

Green sorter – wood processing

Green wood chainman/woman – wood processing

Greensaw offbearer – wood processing

Grinder feeder – pulp and paper

Hand bundler – wood processing

Hand log peeler

Handler – wood treatment

Hog machine tender – wood processing

Hot plate press tender helper

Jack ladder tender

Labourer – pulp and paper

Labourer – wood processing

Leverman/woman – wood processing

Lime kiln helper – pulp and paper

Log deck tender

Log feeder

Log handler

Log transfer tender

Lumber feeder – wood processing

Lumber handler – wood processing

Lumber salvager – wood processing

Lumber straightener – wood processing

Lumber tailer – wood processing

Lumber tier – wood processing

Paper converting labourer

Paper sorter and counter

Paper tube production helper

Piler – wood processing

Plywood and veneer plant labourer

Plywood dryer feeder

Pulp and paper labourer

Pulp-log recleaner

Pulp-washer helper

Rag checker – pulp and paper

Rag sorter – pulp and paper

Recovery plant helper – pulp and paper

Rollerman/woman – wood processing

Saw tailer – wood processing

Sawmill labourer

Sawmill worker

Scrap piler – wood processing

Screen cleaner – pulp and paper

Shake packer

Sheeter helper – pulp and paper

Shingle trimmer

Sixth hand – pulp and paper

Stacker – wood processing

Supercalender helper – pulp and paper

Thrasher feeder

Timber-treating tank helper

Transfer equipment tender – wood processing

Transfer man/woman – wood processing

Trimmer loader – wood processing

Utility man/woman – pulp and paper

Veneer dryer feeder

Wood chip unloader

Wood processing labourer

Wood room labourer – pulp and paper

Wood-preserving plant labourer

Yard labourer – pulp and paper

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:

Feed logs onto conveyor and into hopper of grinding machine and align logs manually, using crowbar, picaroon or other tools and equipment

Load wood chips, pulpwood, sulphur and other processing materials onto conveyors or processing tanks, remove recyclable paper and pulp from pulp and papermaking machines and transport recyclable paper and pulp to plant processing machines and equipment using forklift or other powered equipment

Sort, pile and transport lumber, veneer sheets, panelboards and similar wood products during various stages of wood processing, manually or with powered equipment

Remove scrap lumber and wood chips for reprocessing using forklift or other powered equipment

Feed conveyors, saws, drying machines and other equipment to process lumber, shingles, veneer, plywood and similar wood products

Clean wood processing machines and equipment and work areas using shovels, hoses and other tools

Assist other wood processing workers to operate, maintain and repair various machines and equipment and carry out other wood processing activities.

Employment requirements

Completion of secondary school is required by the pulp and paper industry and by other large employers.

Additional information

There is considerable mobility among jobs within individual establishments.

Progression to machine or plant operating positions is possible with experience.


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