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Papermaking and Coating Control Operators  (NOC 9234)
Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region
Description |  Titles |  Duties |   Related Occupations

Papermaking and coating control operators operate and monitor multi-function process control machinery and equipment to control the processing of paper, paper pulp and paperboard. They are employed by pulp and paper companies.

back tender, paper machine, control operator, paper machine, fourdrinier machine operator, panelboard operator – pulp and paper, paper machine operator, paper-coating machine operator.

Papermaking and coating control operators perform some or all of the following duties:
  • Operate, co-ordinate and monitor the operation of papermaking and papercoating process equipment from central control room or from machine consoles and control panels in equipment cabins to make paper from pulp stock, mix chemicals and dyes, and coat paper products
  • Control process operations and machinery using a distributed control system and process computers
  • Observe panel indicators, gauges, video monitors and other instruments to detect equipment malfunctions and ensure papermaking and coating processes are operating according to process specifications
  • Analyze instrument readings and production test samples and make adjustments or direct other papermaking and finishing machine operators to make adjustments to papermaking and coating process and equipment as required
  • Complete and maintain production reports.
Included Cities in Region | Service Canada Offices

Bishop's Falls, Bonavista, Botwood, Catalina, Clarenville-Shoal Harbour, Gambo, Gander, Gillesport, Grand Falls-Windsor, Hare Bay, La Scie, Lewisporte, Musgrave Harbour, New-Wes-Valley, Port Union, Springdale

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Education & Job Requirements for Papermaking and Coating Control Operators in Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region

Education and job requirements can vary by region. Workers in regulated occupations require a licence to work legally. Workers in non-regulated occupations do not require a licence, but employers may have other certification requirements.

Employment Requirements

Employment requirements are prerequisites generally needed to enter an occupation.

  • Completion of secondary school is required.
  • Completion of several weeks of formal company training and several months of on-the-job training is required.
  • Several years of experience as a papermaking and finishing machine operator within the same company is usually required.
  • Certificate in industrial first aid may be required.
  • Competency certificate in natural gas may be required.

Regulation by Province/Territory

Some provinces and territories regulate certain professions and trades while others do not. If you have a licence to work in one province, your licence may not be accepted in other provinces or territories. Consult the table below to determine in which province or territory your occupation/trade is regulated.

Table of job opportunities for your chosen occupation at the provincial or territorial level.
Province and Territory Regulation
Alberta
Not regulated
British Columbia
Not regulated
Manitoba
Not regulated
New Brunswick
Not regulated
Newfoundland and Labrador
Not regulated
Northwest Territories
Not regulated
Nova Scotia
Not regulated
Nunavut
Not regulated
Ontario
Not regulated
Prince Edward Island
Not regulated
Québec
Not regulated
Saskatchewan
Not regulated
Yukon
Not regulated

Education Programs

Programs in the order in which they are most likely to supply graduates to this occupation (Papermaking and Coating Control Operators):

Apprenticeship Grants

There are two types of Apprenticeship Grants available from the Government of Canada:
  • The Apprenticeship Incentive Grant (AIG) is a taxable cash grant of $1,000 per year, up to a maximum of $2,000 per person. This grant helps registered apprentices in designated Red Seal trades get started.
  • The Apprenticeship Completion Grant (ACG) is a taxable cash grant of $2,000. This grant helps registered apprentices who have completed their training become certified journeypersons in designated Red Seal trades.
[ Source: CanLearn - HRSDC ]
Information for Newcomers

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Credential Assessment

Provincial credential assessment services assess academic credentials for a fee. Contact a regulatory body or other organization to determine if you need an assessment before spending money on one that is not required or recognized.

The assessment will tell you how your education compares with educational standards in the province or territory where you are planning to settle can help you in your job search.

Please consult the Notre Dame-Central-Bonavista Bay Region and Newfoundland and Labrador tabs for more useful information related to education and job requirements.