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LABOURERS IN WOOD & PULP PROCESSING - NOC 9614

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What a LABOURER IN WOOD & PULP PROCESSING does:

Labourers in wood and pulp processing, work for pulp and paper or paper converting companies, sawmills, planing mills, wood treatment plants, waferboard plants and other wood processing companies. They help pulp mill and papermaking machine operators by carrying out a variety of routine and general labour activities. For example, labourers feed logs onto conveyors and into hoppers of grinding machines using a crowbar, picaroon or other tool to keep logs straight. They load wood chips, pulpwood, sulphur and other materials onto conveyors or dump materials into processing tanks. They remove recyclable paper and pulp from pulp and papermaking machines and transport products back and forth from one working station to the next by forklift or other motorized vehicle. Labourers sort, pile and transport lumber, veneer sheets, panelboards and similar wood products during various stages of production, remove scrap lumber and wood chips for reprocessing, and feed conveyors, saws, drying machines and other equipment to produce lumber, shingles, veneer, plywood and similar wood products. In this kind of job, with experience, there are good opportunities for advancement to positions such as Machine Operators and Related Workers in Pulp and Paper Production and Wood Processing. The work is very physical in nature, so labourers must keep themselves healthy and fit. In addition, to be successful, they must be able to follow instructions and demonstrate good work habits.

Essential Skills

  

Labourers in Wood & Pulp Processing use Essential Skills for many of the tasks they carry out on a regular basis.

Most Important Essential Skills: WHAT ARE ESSENTIAL SKILLS?
  • Document Use

  • Numeracy

  • Problem Solving

  • Job Task Planning and Organizing

Click the Essential Skills button below to see how these skills are used. Click a second time to close the list.

  Reading Text:
  Document Use:
  Writing
  Numeracy
  Oral Communication
  Thinking Skills
  Working With Others
  Continuous Learning
  Computer Use
  Self-Management and Self-Direction

 

 Training  

What do you need to be a Labourer in Wood & Pulp Processing?

TRAINING REQUIRED MAY BE REQUIRED RECOMMENDED
Literacy & Basic Skills and
Essential Skills
X    
Some Credit Courses      
Grade 12 diploma, OSSD X    
Other Training    

 

College Diploma      
Other Requirements      

The two charts below illustrate the level of skill you need to be successful in this job. The two charts show two different measurement scales - the Essential Skills scale and the Literacy and Basic Skills Learning Outcomes Matrix. You will see the numbers are different. Here's why.

The Essential Skills scale uses levels one to five to describe skills ranging from beginner, at level one,  to higher than a post-graduate level at university, level 5. The LBS Learning Outcomes Levels also uses levels one to five to describe skills but the LBS range goes from beginner, at level 1,  to approximately Grade 9, (LBS level 5). This means that skills at  level 4 in LBS fall within the level 2 range on the Essential Skills Scale. If this is confusing, don't worry. The main thing is, although the numbers are different, they are actually talking about the same level of skill.

Essential Skills and Proficiency Levels for Labourers in Wood & Pulp Processing:

ESSENTIAL
SKILLS
Read
Text
Document
Use
Writing Oral
Communication
Numeracy Working with
Others
Continuous
Learning
Thinking
Skills
Computer
Use
Essential
Skills Level
2 2 1 2 2 X X X X

LBS Learning Outcomes and Levels for Labourers in Wood & Pulp Processing:

LBS
LEARNING
OUTCOMES
Read with
understanding for various purposes
Write
clearly to
express ideas
Speak and listen effectively Use number sense and computation Use
measurement for various purposes
Solve
geometric
problems
Manage
data and probability
Self
management and self direction
LBS LEVEL
REQUIRED
4 3 4 4 3 3 3 X

 
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