Pulp Refiner Operator
Operate battery of machines to refine pulps.
Data from U.S. Department of Labor
What do Pulp Refiner Operators do?
Operates battery of machines to refine pulp and shorten fibers as pulp flows continuously through machines to prepare pulp for papermaking: Turns handwheels to adjust distance between bedplate and rotor knives to obtain specified fineness of fibers. Starts machines and pumps to regulate flow of pulp from beater chests through refining machines to paper machine chest. Examines pulp, reviews laboratory test reports, and adjusts machines to ensure that pulp meets specifications. May change bedplates and rotor knives, using handtools. May clean interior of storage chests, using water hose.
Should I be a Pulp Refiner Operator?
You should have
degree or higher and share these traits:
You keep pushing through, even when faced with tough obstacles.
You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
You pay close attention to all the little details.
Also known as:
Chocolate Refiner, Hydropulper Operator, Refiner Operator
How to become a Pulp Refiner Operator
Most Pulp Refiner Operators 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.
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