Program Objectives

Acquire the knowledge, ability and attitude necessary to use the four main procedures in obtaining pulp and the treatment processes applied, to perform tests on pulp and paper, make decisions and apply actions necessary at different steps in the fabrication of paper.

Program Content

Code Statement of Competency Hours Credits
727-511 Determine their suitability for the trade and the training process 15 1
727-711 Use job search techniques 15 1
763-312 Use machines to supply and prepare raw materials 30 2
763-543 Apply health, safety and emergency measures 45 3
763-552 Make connections between raw materials and products 30 2
763-563 Perform production control calculations 45 3
763-572 Learn about paper companies 30 2
763-583 Apply concepts of chemistry to pulp and paper 45 3
763-603 Communicate in the workplace 45 3
763-622 Make sketches and read drawings 30 2
763-632 Use a computer 30 2
763-644 Describe mechanical pulping processes 60 4
763-654 Operate machinery used to process pulp for paper and cardboard 60 4
763-665 Conduct physical tests on products 75 5
763-673 Conduct chemical tests on products 45 3
763-684 Describe chemical pulping processes 60 4
763-694 Apply concepts of mechanics 60 4
763-703 Apply concepts associated with energy sources and industrial electricity 45 3
763-712 Describe the recycling and de-inking process 30 2
763-725 Apply concepts associated with instrumentation and automatic process control 75 5
763-737 Perform tasks associated with the operation of paper and cardboard machines 105 7
763-743 Describe chemical treatments and the surface properties of products 45 3
763-753 Perform winding, packaging and printing tasks 45 3
763-763 Make connections between process control and production costs 45 3
763-774 Apply environmental management concepts 60 4
1170 78

Admission Conditions and Prerequisites

To be eligible for admission to this program, candidates must meet one of the following requirements:

Persons holding a Secondary School Diploma or its recognized equivalent, for example, an Attestation of Equivalence of Secondary V studies, or a postsecondary diploma such as the Diploma of College Studies or a Bachelor's degree
Persons who are at least 16 years of age on September 30 of the school year in which their training is to begin and have earned the Secondary IV credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in the programs of study established by the Minister, or have been granted recognition for equivalent learning
Persons who are at least 18 years of age upon entry into the program and have the following functional prerequisites: the successful completion of the General Development Test (see the following table), or recognition of equivalent learning
Persons who have obtained Secondary III credits in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister are required to pursue general education courses, concurrently with their vocational training, in order to obtain the Secondary IV credits they lack in language of instruction, second language and mathematics in programs established by the Minister.

Functional Prerequisites

A person who has reached the age of 18 can be admitted to a program of study leading to a Diploma of vocational studies (DVS) based on functional prerequisites. These prerequisites, in place for those aged at least 18 years at the start date declared for the vocational training program, are: successful completion of the general development test (GDT) and obtaining and passing the tests relative to the specific prerequisites in the language of instruction and mathematics, if applicable.

This table indicates the new course codes for common core basic education (CCBE) and diversified basic education (DBE) required for the specific prerequisites in language of instruction and mathematics for the targeted program of study. In the cases where the new course codes for the CCBE and the DBE are in progressive implementation, the old codes are indicated in parenthesis and are still valid. The equivalent course codes in basic education in the youth sector are also indicated in the table. When a DVS does not require any specific prerequisites in language of instruction or in mathematics, a (-) will be displayed in the appropriate field. Please note that the functional prerequisites do not apply to attestation of vocational specialty (AVS) programs.

Specific Prerequisites

Language of instructionSecond languageMathematics
ENG-3101-1 et ENG-3102-2 ou (ENG-3070-3)632-306 ou (630-316)----

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Pulp Mill Machine Operator

Pulp mill machine operators, commonly referred to as papermakers, operate machinery used to supply and transform wood into paper (such as screening equipment, bleaching equipment, digesters, mixing tanks, and washers). They set automated controls and monitor the transformation process of wood into pulp. As part of their duties, they may perform general maintenance on machinery, take samples, and perform chemical tests on products. This is an occupation in the industrial sector that is suited to people with good manual dexterity and excellent vision. A job as a machine operator in a pulp mill requires physical stamina, attention to detail and precision.

Related Training(s)

Machine Operations, Mineral and Metal Processing

Average Salary

Pulp Mill Machine Operator — $30.00

Job Titles

Paper machine operator
Pulp mill machine operator
Paper-converting machine operator
Paper maker

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