Pulp and Paper Mill Operator Kaiwhakamahi Mīra Puru Rākau

Pulp and paper mill operators operate, maintain and repair machines that make pulp and paper.

Pulp and paper mill operators may do some or all of the following:

  • operate machinery and equipment
  • use computer-controlled systems to check the performance of machines
  • test quality of pulp and paper
  • make sure safety requirements are met
  • make sure the finished product matches client's expectations 
  • supervise a team and do administration duties
  • repair and correct machinery and equipment.

Physical Requirements

Pulp and paper mill operators need to be reasonably fit as they spend a long time on their feet.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for pulp and paper workers includes:

  • work using machinery and computers
  • engineering experience
  • any manufacturing experience, especially work in chemical-based manufacturing.  

Personal Qualities

Pulp and paper mill operators should be:

  • reliable
  • careful
  • accurate
  • safety-conscious
  • able to work well in a team
  • able to follow instructions.

Useful Experience

Useful experience for pulp and paper workers includes:

  • work using machinery and computers
  • engineering experience
  • any manufacturing experience, especially work in chemical-based manufacturing.  

Subject Recommendations

There are no specific secondary school education requirements to become a pulp and paper mill operator. However, chemistry, construction and mechanical technologies, digital technologies, maths and processing technologies are useful.

Pulp and Paper Mill Operators can earn around $39K-$50K per year per year.

Pulp and paper mill operators may progress into management or supervisory roles.

Pulp and Paper Mill Operator

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