Pulping, papermaking and coating control operators operate and monitor multi-function process control machinery and equipment to control the processing of wood, scrap pulp, recyclable paper, cellulose materials, paper pulp and paperboard. They are employed by pulp and paper companies.
Completion of secondary school is required. A certificate in industrial first aid may be required. A college or other program in forest products processing or a related subject may be required for pulping control operators. Several years of experience as a pulp mill, papermaking or finishing machine operator within the same company is usually required. A competency certificate in natural gas may be required. Completion of several weeks of formal company training and several months of on-the-job training is required.