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  NOC 9433 – Papermaking and finishing machine operators

To apply under NOC-9433 National Occupation Classification you must follow the roles and responsibilities of Papermaking and finishing machine operators.

Required roles and responsibilities:-

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.

You can also see the required titles to apply as a Papermaking and finishing machine operators

NOC 9433 – Papermaking and finishing machine operators: example titles.

  • assistant coating operator – pulp and paper
  • back tender, paper machine
  • balerman/woman – pulp and paper
  • baling press tender – pulp and paper
  • calender man/woman – pulp and paper
  • calender operator – pulp and paper
  • calenderer – pulp and paper
  • combiner machine operator – paper mill
  • core cutter and reamer
  • crimping head operator – papermaking
  • cutter and reamer, cores – pulp and paper
  • embossing calender operator – pulp and paper
  • finisher – pulp and paper
  • fourdrinier machine operator – pulp and paper
  • fourth hand – pulp and paper
  • grader – pulp and paper
  • graderman/woman – pulp and paper
  • label operator – papermaking
  • laminating machine operator – paper mill
  • packer-wrapper attendant – papermaking
  • paper grader
  • paper jogger operation – pulp and paper
  • paper machine hand
  • paper machine operator
  • paper machine winderman/woman
  • paper roll finisher – pulp and paper
  • paper roll wrapper – pulp and paper
  • paper-coating machine operator
  • paper-finishing machine operator
  • papermaking and finishing machine operator
  • pressman/woman, pulp – pulp and paper
  • processed paper rewinder
  • pulp press tender
  • rewinder – pulp and paper
  • rewinder tender – pulp and paper
  • roll finisher – paper
  • roll wrapper – paper
  • salvage winder operator – papermaking
  • second hand, paper machine
  • sheet paper inspector
  • sheet paper sampler
  • sheeter operator – pulp and paper
  • specialty rewinder operator – papermaking
  • supercalender operator – pulp and paper
  • third hand – pulp and paper
  • winder operator – pulp and paper
  • winderman/woman – pulp and paper
  • wrapline operator – papermaking

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.

Additional Information

  • There is limited mobility among jobs within this occupational group.
  • Progression to papermaking and coating control operator occupations is possible with experience.


  • Labourers in wood, pulp and paper processing (9614)
  • Machine operators engaged in fabricating and assembling paper products (in 9435 Paper converting machine operators)
  • Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators (9235)
  • Supervisors, forest products processing (9215)

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