Paper Machine Supervisor

Supervise the workers engaged in operating papermaking machines.
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Salary Range
$32,000 – $86,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Paper Machine Supervisors do?

Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in operating papermaking machines to make cardboard, paper, and pulp sheets from pulp stock, and winding and cutting paper sheets: Directs workers in installing wet and dry felts and wire-mesh belts in machine, and in threading paper through feed, press, drier, and calender rolls. Observes consistency of pulp and reads laboratory reports of moisture, caliber, and oil tests to verify conformation of product to quality control specifications. Supervises workers in requisitioning, repairing, and maintaining wire-mesh belts, wet and dry felts, and machine accessories and parts. Performs other duties as described under SUPERVISOR Master Title. May be designated according to machines operated by workers supervised as Fourdrinier-Paper-Machine Supervisor; or according to product as Superintendent, Board Mill.


Should I be a Paper Machine Supervisor?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Fourdrinier-Paper-Machine Supervisor, Supervisor, Paper Machine

    How to become a Paper Machine Supervisor

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