Papermaking and finishing machine operators

Papermaking and finishing machine operators

NOC
9433

Operate process machinery and equipment and assist papermaking and coating control operators to produce, coat and finish paper.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

17
 

Median Hourly Wage

$30.00
$23.08
Low
$40.00
High

Median Salary

$77,063
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

157
 

% Working Full Time

100%
 

% Working Full Year

88%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

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.

Main Duties

Papermaking and finishing machine operators perform 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.

Also Known As

  • assistant coating operator - pulp and paper
  • balerman/woman - pulp and paper
  • calender operator - pulp and paper
  • embossing calender operator - pulp and paper
  • fourth hand - pulp and paper
  • graderman/woman - pulp and paper
  • paper machine operator
  • paper-coating machine operator
  • sheeter operator - pulp and paper
  • winderman/woman - pulp and paper
Requirements

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.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

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Data legend

6.3%
Female
93.7%
Male
Employment by age

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10.7%
15-24
14.3%
25-34
17.9%
35-44
28.6%
45-54
21.4%
55-64
7.1%
65+
Employment by highest level of education

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by highest level of education achieved.

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0.0%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
40.0%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
0.0%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
52.0%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
8.0%
University - Bachelor Level or Above
Employment by Industry

The following graph shows the industry groups in which the largest shares of persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick are employed. Small percentages for all top three industry groups may suggest employment for this occupation is widely distributed amongst many industry groups.

Data legend

100.0%
Manufacturing
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
N/A
0.0%
All Other Industries
Employment by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons employed in this occupation in New Brunswick by which economic region they reside in.

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18.50%
Northeast
25.90%
Southeast
37.00%
Southwest
0.00%
Central
18.50%
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Annual Median Salary by Economic Regions

The following graph shows the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

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N/A
Northeast
N/A
Southeast
$88,803
Southwest
N/A
Central
N/A
Northwest
Province of New Brunswick Economic Regions

Economic Regions

The following map displays New Brunswick’s five economic regions. An economic region (ER) is a grouping of counties, created as a standard unit for analysis of regional economic activity across Canada.

Hourly Median Wages by Economic Regions

The following represents the median hourly wage of all persons employed in this occupation in each of New Brunswick’s five economic regions.

No Data Available
Salary

This following represents the median salary of all persons employed in this occupation compared to the median salary of workers employed in this occupation that work full-time year-round.

All Workers Employed in this Occupation

$77,063

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$78,294

This following represents the median salary of persons employed in this occupation across each of the Atlantic Provinces and nationally.

New Brunswick

$77,063

Newfoundland

N/A

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$54,274

Canada

$59,821
Employment Outlook

The following represents the number of job openings that are expected to occur in this occupation over the next three and ten years respectively, broken down by openings expected to result from growth (“new jobs”) and openings expected to result from attrition (death and retirements).

Three Year Outlook

Total Openings: 3 Year

17
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-4
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

21
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

63
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

-6
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

69