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Paper Products Machine Operators operate machines to manufacture paper packaging and other products from paper and fibreboard stock.


  • sets up printing plates, ink circulation systems, knives, creases, cutting dies, and folding and gluing machines
  • loads machines with paper and fibreboard
  • operates machines to form cardboard containers, paper plates, egg cartons, tissue paper and other paper products
  • adjusts and cleans machines and performs minor repairs.

To become a Paper Products Machine Operator

  • You can work as a Paper Products Machine Operator without formal qualifications. Some on the job training may be provided. A Vocational Education and Training (VET) course in printing or papermaking operations might be helpful.

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