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Working As A Paper Machine Operator

  • Controlling Machines and Processes
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings
  • Getting Information
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material
  • Handling and Moving Objects
  • Outdoors/walking/standing

  • Repetitive

  • Stressful

  • $33,000

    Average Salary

Example Of What A Paper Machine Operator does

  • Pick orders run a machine and build news papers
  • Shift supervisor for Georgia pacific.
  • Worked with Allen Bradley Systems in the control room and on the operation floor.
  • Created shrink wrap for different sizes, shapes and styles of craft paper.
  • Certified Forklift and clamp truck.
  • Entered, stored, and maintained information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
  • Transported paper to different processes.
  • Clean and maintain equipment, using hand tools.
  • Performed daily shift safety observations DCS Operation Wet End: optimize flow loops, chemical additions and overall machine efficiency.
  • Evaluated previous tests and detail records to determine corrective action needed.
  • Performed lockout/tagout safety procedures per OSHA requirements.
  • Examined completed work to detect defects.
  • Learned various computer systems, including Honeywell Optivision and SAP.
  • Used heavy machinery, fork lifts, and pallets jacks * Stacked and organized products
  • Used raw material to be converted to paper towels to be wrapped, packaged, and shipped out.
  • Start machines and move controls to regulate tension on pressure rolls, to synchronize speed of machine components
  • Set up machines and made proper adjustments as needed to insure quality.
  • Lock Out/Tag Out, and all safety procedures.
  • Operate and maintain heavy machinery: Forklift, Bobcat
  • Observe machine operations to ensure quality and conformity of filled or packaged products to standards.

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Paper Machine Operator Demographics

Gender

Male

78.7%

Female

12.8%

Unknown

8.5%
Ethnicity

White

66.6%

Hispanic or Latino

12.7%

Black or African American

12.3%

Asian

5.7%

Unknown

2.7%
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Foreign Languages Spoken

Spanish

42.9%

German

14.3%

Portuguese

14.3%

Carrier

14.3%

Fula

14.3%
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Paper Machine Operator Education

Schools

Northeast Wisconsin Technical College

13.2%

Fox Valley Technical College

10.5%

University of Cincinnati

7.9%

Saint Cloud State University

5.3%

Grays Harbor College

5.3%

University of Kentucky

5.3%

Northampton County Area Community College

5.3%

Bossier Parish Community College

5.3%

Western New England College

5.3%

Cheyney University of Pennsylvania

5.3%

Adirondack Community College

5.3%

The Academy

5.3%

Refrigeration School Inc

2.6%

Lehigh Valley College

2.6%

Northeastern State University

2.6%

Eagle Gate College

2.6%

Springfield Technical Community College

2.6%

Altamaha Technical College

2.6%

Citadel

2.6%

Des Moines Area Community College

2.6%
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Majors

Business

19.0%

Precision Metal Working

9.0%

General Studies

8.0%

Criminal Justice

7.0%

Psychology

6.0%

Electrical Engineering Technology

4.0%

Computer Technical Support

4.0%

Accounting

4.0%

Industrial Technology

4.0%

Computer Science

4.0%

Heating And Air Conditioning

4.0%

Automotive Technology

4.0%

English

4.0%

Electrical Engineering

4.0%

Graphic Design

3.0%

Environmental Control Technologies/Technicians

3.0%

Nursing

3.0%

Sociology

2.0%

Medical Technician

2.0%

Forestry

2.0%
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Degrees

Other

46.5%

Bachelors

22.0%

Associate

14.5%

Certificate

10.7%

Diploma

4.4%

Masters

1.9%
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Highest Paper Machine Operator Salaries

Job Title Company Location Start Date Salary
Paper Goods Machine Operator Republic Paperboard Company, LLC Lawton, OK Oct 04, 2007 $48,000
Paper Goods Machine Setters, Operators & Tenders JJ Foil Co., Inc. Orange, CA Feb 24, 2010 $40,237
Paper Machine Operator Ab Group Packaging Inc. Newark, DE Jan 11, 2016 $37,566 -
$52,175
Paper Machine Operator Ab Group Packaging Inc. Newark, DE Jan 12, 2016 $37,566 -
$52,175
Paper Goods Machine Operator Quality Circle Products, Inc. Montrose, NY Oct 30, 2009 $28,968

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Top Skills for A Paper Machine Operator

  1. Paper Goods Machines
  2. Paper Towels
  3. Heavy Machinery
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  • Operated equipment that produces paper goods such as: paper plates, napkins, toilet paper, paper towels.
  • Used heavy machinery, fork lifts, and pallets jacks * Stacked and organized products
  • Examined completed work to detect defects and verified conformance to work orders and adjusted machinery as necessary to correct production problems.
  • Performed trouble shooting, identified and corrected machine related problems through proper adjustments to various parts of the machine.
  • Involved with hazard mapping and safety procedures to reduce various hazards throughout the mill.

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