Pulp and Paper Mill Operator

Pulp and Paper Mill Operators facilitate the operation of a variety of tasks in the production of paper and pulp. They should have strong attention to detail and be able to oversee operations while adhering to health and safety standards for workers.

Duties and tasks

  • Activate mill and operating machines and equipment used to manufacture paper and pulp products
  • Adhere to health and safety standards while operating machines, cleaning work areas at the end of the day
  • Arrange and load completed pulp and paper materials for transportation
  • Operate a variety of machines and equipment for processing wood and other materials, providing routine maintenance and repairs when needed
  • Sort, measure and cut materials to be used in milling operations
  • Transfer processed wood materials to work areas for further processing and finishing
  • Unload trucks and storage of wood and other materials needed for production and setting them in proper location for processing

Skills required

  • Attention to Detail
  • Coordination Skills
  • Organisational Skills
  • Problem Solving Abilities
  • Time Management

Working conditions

Pulp & Paper Mill Operators typically work Mondays to Fridays, but may be required to work evenings to complete large orders. They typically work in mills or workshop settings, operating a variety of equipment and manually lifting materials for processing.

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