Machine Operators and Related Workers in Pulp and Paper Production and Wood Processing

Professionals in this occupational category run, control and monitor equipment used in the production of pulp and paper and wood products. This occupatonal category includes operators of sawmill machines, pulp mill machines, papermaking machines, paper converting machines, and wood processors. It also includes lumber graders and other wood processing inspectors and graders, who inspect, grade, and classify products according to industry standards.


  • High school diploma.
  • On-the-job and other formal training may be provided.
  • Industrial first aid certificate.
  • Some occupations may require a college or technical school diploma.