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Paper and Wood Machine Operatives

Paper and wood machine operatives operate machines to treat and cut wood, to produce, treat and cut paper, paperboard, leatherboard, plasterboard and similar material, and to assemble and make wooden crates and containers.

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About this Career

£25,442

Average salary

New workers start around £15,318.73. Normal pay is £25,442 per year. Highly experienced workers can earn up to £25,441.55.

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Annual Openings

Job counts include both employed and self-employed persons in Cornwall, and do<br /> not distinguish between full and part-time jobs.

Daily Tasks

  • Sets and adjusts edge guides, stops and blades of cutting machine, threads material through rollers or loads into machine hopper, starts and monitors operation of machine, removes completed work and clears machine of waste material.
  • Attends and operates ovens, kilns, milling, filtering, straining, calendering, coating, drying, finishing, winding and other machines to produce and/or treat wood, paper, paperboard, leatherboard and plasterboard.
  • Examines job requirements, ascertains necessary ingredients and loads machines to beat, mix and crush wood, cork and pulp for further processing.
  • Cuts and shapes wood using hand and power tools, assembles parts of wooden crates, barrels and other wooden containers using nails, bolts and staples, and fits metal strips and corner pieces to strengthen container as required.

Skills Employers Are Looking For

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Learning Strategies
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Critical Thinking
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Active Learning
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Monitoring
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Reading Comprehension
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Mathematics
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Speaking
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Writing
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Active Listening
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Science
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Truro College
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Truro
Cornwall
TR1 3XX

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