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9435 – Paper converting machine operators

Paper converting machine operators operate various machines which fabricate and assemble paper products such as paper bags, containers, boxes, envelopes and similar articles. They are employed by paper products manufacturing companies.


Example titles

  • Box maker operator
  • Carton forming machine operator
  • Core maker - paper converting
  • Envelope maker operator
  • Paper bag machine operator
  • Paper box machine operator

Main duties

This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Operate machines which cut, fold, glue or clip paper and cardboard to make boxes, corrugated cartons and other articles
  • Operate machines which glue paper to cardboard and cut it into required lengths
  • Operate machines which press paper to form drinking cups and other containers
  • Operate machines which cut, glue and fold paper to make envelopes or paper bags
  • Operate other paper converting machines to form products such as paper tubes, cards, paper towels or diapers
  • Clean and lubricate machine and perform other routine machine maintenance
  • Set up machines.

Employment requirements

  • Completion of secondary school is required by the pulp and paper industry and other large employers.
  • Several weeks of on-the-job training are provided.
  • Previous experience as a labourer within the same company may be required.

Additional information

  • There is some mobility between jobs in this occupational group.


  • Papermaking and finishing machine operators (9433)
  • Plateless printing equipment operators (9471)
  • Printing press operators (7381)

Breakdown summary

Broad occupational category
9 – Occupations in manufacturing and utilities
Skill level
C – Occupations usually require secondary school and/or occupation-specific training.
Major group
94 – Processing and manufacturing machine operators and related production workers
Minor group
943 – Machine operators and related workers in pulp and paper production and wood processing and manufacturing
Associated Career Handbook profiles
9435.0 – Paper converting machine operators
NOC 2016 Version 1.3
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