Pulp Grinder and Blender

Operate machines to grind cooked wood chips into pulp.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$21,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pulp Grinder and Blenders do?

Operates machines to grind cooked wood chips into pulp and blend pulp with other specified ingredients in manufacture of wallboard: Turns handwheel to adjust grinding-plate settings. Starts machines and adjusts panel controls to maintain level in pulp and water chests and regulate flow of chips through grinding machines. Observes charts, dials, and gauges; and adjusts levers, valves, and panel controls to regulate flow of specified amounts of pulp, alum, wax, asphalt, and starch into blending machine. May weigh samples of wet and dry pulp on scales and calculate moisture content. May test pulp for freeness, fineness, density, and breakage. May record production and test data.


Should I be a Pulp Grinder and Blender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Salicylic-Acid Blender

    How to become a Pulp Grinder and Blender

    Most Pulp Grinder and Blenders have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zgaaa&chl=no+college+%2866%25%29|certificate+%2827%25%29|associate%27s+%287%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,66,66
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