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839411 - Paper and Pulp Mill Worker


Performs routine tasks in a paper and pulp mill such as placing logs onto conveyors for chipping, and loading woodchip and pulp for processing.

Skill Level


Alternative Titles

    • Pulp, Paper Making and Paper Products Labourer

Skills Assessment Authority


No caveats apply to this occupation.

Group: 8394 Timber and Wood Process Workers


perform routine tasks in paper and pulp mills, sawmills, timber yards, and wood processing and timber products factories.


    • rolling logs from trucks and conveyors to log decks, saw carriages and stacking bays
    • placing logs and wood billets onto conveyors and lathes for processing into chips, veneers and pulp
    • sorting and stacking timber during milling
    • placing timber for processing by machines and unloading cut timber from tail end of machines
    • assisting with setting up and operating plant and ancillary equipment used in the manufacture of sheets and boards
    • transporting processed wood products, such as plywood, chipboard sheets and panels, to work areas
    • clearing blockages in machines
    • assisting with measuring and cutting materials
    • packing and loading finished products for transportation
    • cleaning work areas, tools and equipment

Skill Level

Most occupations in this unit group have a level of skill commensurate with the qualifications outlined below.

In Australia:

AQF Certificate I, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

In New Zealand:

NZ Register Level 1 qualification, or compulsory secondary education (ANZSCO Skill Level 5)

For some occupations a short period of on-the-job training may be required in addition to or instead of the formal qualification. In some instances no formal qualification or on-the-job training may be required.

Occupations in this Group

    • 839411 Paper and Pulp Mill Worker
    • 839412 Sawmill or Timber Yard Worker
    • 839413 Wood and Wood Products Factory Worker





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