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8142 PAPER-PULP PLANT OPERATORS
 


    Paper-pulp plant operators operate and monitor machinery and equipment which converts materials such as wood, rags, esparto, straw, scrap-pulp and paper into stock for use in papermaking.

    Tasks include -

    (a) operating and monitoring chipper and grinding machines which reduce logs to pulp;

    (b) operating and monitoring digesters which produce pulp from materials such as wood, rags, esparto, straw or scrap-pulp and scrap paper;

    (c) operating and monitoring machines which bleach wood pulp, rags, esparto, straw or scrap-pulp and scrap paper;

    (d) operating and monitoring machines which mix, beat and hydrate pulp and other ingredients to prepare stuff for making paper;

    (e) performing related tasks;

    (f) supervising other workers.

    Examples of the occupations classified here:

  • Machine-operator, grinding/wood

  • Operator, chipper/paper pulp

  • Operator, paper-pulp plant


   
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 Updated 19 September 2004, by VA.