Paper converting machine operators

Paper converting machine operators

NOC
9435

Operate various machines that fabricate and assemble paper products such as paper bags, containers, boxes, envelopes and similar articles.

Quick facts

3 Year Outlook

Undetermined
Undetermined

3 Year Job Openings

18
 

Median Hourly Wage

$22.53
$14.50
Low
$32.80
High

Median Salary

$56,988
 

Typically Required

High school or specific training

Employed

191
 

% Working Full Time

94%
 

% Working Full Year

82%
 
Job details

Full NOC Description

Paper converting machine operators operate various machines which fabricate and assemble paper products such as paper bags, containers, boxes, envelopes and similar articles. They are employed by paper products manufacturing companies.

Main Duties

Paper converting machine operators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • Operate machines which cut, fold, glue or clip paper and cardboard to make boxes, corrugated cartons and other articles
  • Operate machines which glue paper to cardboard and cut it into required lengths
  • Operate machines which press paper to form drinking cups and other containers
  • Operate machines which cut, glue and fold paper to make envelopes or paper bags
  • Operate other paper converting machines to form products such as paper tubes, cards, paper towels or diapers
  • Clean and lubricate machine and perform other routine machine maintenance
  • Set up machines.

Also Known As

  • box maker operator
  • carton forming machine operator
  • core maker - paper converting
  • envelope maker operator
  • paper bag machine operator
  • paper box machine operator
Requirements

Employment Requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required by the pulp and paper industry and other large employers.
  • Several weeks of on-the-job training are provided.
  • Previous experience as a labourer within the same company may be required.

Provincial Regulation

Not Provincially Regulated

Employment by Sex

The following graph shows the percentage of men and women working in this occupation in New Brunswick.

Data legend

4.8%
Female
95.2%
Male
Employment by age

The following graph shows the breakdown of all persons working in this occupation in New Brunswick by age group.

Data legend

5.9%
15-24
32.4%
25-34
26.5%
35-44
11.8%
45-54
23.5%
55-64
0.0%
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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11.4%
No Certificate, Diploma or Degree
51.4%
High School, Diploma or Equivalent
8.6%
Apprenticeship or Trades Certificate or Diploma
22.9%
College or University Below Bachelor Level
5.7%
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

93.9%
Manufacturing
6.1%
Wholesale trade
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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0.00%
Northeast
73.50%
Southeast
8.80%
Southwest
0.00%
Central
17.60%
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.

Data legend

N/A
Northeast
$56,886
Southeast
N/A
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

Southeast

$22.53
$14.50
Low
$32.80
High
No Data Available
No Data Available
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

$56,988

Workers Employed Full-time, Full-year

$64,043

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

New Brunswick

$56,988

Newfoundland

N/A

Prince Edward Island

N/A

Nova Scotia

$53,954

Canada

$45,722
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

18
 

New Jobs: 3 Year

-2
 

Retirements/Deaths: 3 Year

18
 

Ten Year Outlook

Total Openings: 10 Year

82
 

New Jobs: 10 Year

19
 

Retirements/Deaths: 10 Year

59