1220.0 - Australian Standard Classification of Occupations (ASCO) Second Edition, 1997  
ARCHIVED ISSUE Released at 11:30 AM (CANBERRA TIME) 31/07/1997   
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PULP AND PAPER MILL OPERATORS operate machines to produce paper pulp from woodchips and to make paper sheets.

Skill Level:
The entry requirement for this unit group is an AQF Certificate II or higher qualification or at least 1 years relevant experience.

Tasks Include:

  • operating equipment that grinds wood billets into fibres and digests wood chips to produce cooked paper pulp
  • feeding raw material into equipment in batches or by conveyors or pumps as continuous flow
  • operating auxiliary equipment such as absorption towers, mixing tanks, rotary drums and washers
  • monitoring equipment operation and arranging maintenance
  • operating controls which regulate the flow of white water and pulp stock into machine headboxes and on to wire-mesh belts for forming
  • setting up other equipment, starting machines and observing paper to detect wrinkles and making adjustments to keep it smooth
  • inspecting samples of products and laboratory reports and adjusting stock flow rates, speed and pitch of belts, frequency and amplitude of shaking and pressures on pulp rollers
  • checking and starting auxiliary equipment such as agitators, pumps and filters


This section contains the following subsection :
              7124-11 Pulp Mill Operator
              7124-13 Paper Mill Operator

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