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Digester Operator, Paper Pulp

Aliases: Paper Pulp Rag Boiler Operator

Industry/Sector(s): Paper and Paper Products


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Digester Operator, Paper Pulp is expected to perform include:
  • Operating boiler (cooker) to convert raw materials into paper pulp
  • Supervising charging of cooker with ingredients such as wood chips, rags, straw and waste paper shreds
  • Directing adding of chemicals and admission of steam to raise temperature and pressure
  • Observing gauges and making adjustments to maintain desired operating conditions
WORK ENVIRONMENT 
  • It needs one to be on their toes
  • Need not handle a team
  • Local travelling is not a part of this job role
  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities
  • Work from home option is not available
Working hours
  • Working hours are 10/12 hours everyday for 5/6 days a week. This may vary from factory to factory
  • Shift system maybe available
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?

Maybe

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 

+2/Diploma in Mechanical Engineering

KEY COMPETENCIES 1
  • Knowledge of process to be followed to convert raw material into paper pulp
  • Well-versed with chemicals used in process of making paper pulp
  • Knowledge of raw materials used like wood chips, rags, straw and waste paper shreds
  • Proficient in testing samples by titration or colour tests to determine stage of cooking
  • Well-versed in draining liquid from digester
  • Knowledge of operating conditions to be maintained during the process like temperature level, admission of steam, etc.
DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 

Not applicable

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 

http://nscsindia.org/AboutUs.aspx

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING SCHEMES/SCHOLARSHIPS 
  • http://www.nistads.res.in/indiasnt2008/t1humanresources/t1hr2.htm
  • http://www.vnsgu.ac.in/pg/pg/scolarship/05%20Post%20Matric%20Scholarship%20Scheme%20for%20Minority%20Communities.pdf
SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 

http://www.iaseuniversity.org.in/syllabus/de_syl/dme.pdf

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 

Helper → Digester Operator, Paper Pulp → Process Supervisor → Process Manager

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: No
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EXPECTED EARNINGS 

For candidates with experience - ₹ 10,500 to ₹ 40,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

1 year experience required

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 

Paper manufacturing companies across India

KEYWORDS 
  • Paper Pulp Digester Operator 
  • Paper Pulp Rag Boiler Operator
OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
Standard Code Description
NCO 2015 3139.0100 Digester Operator, Paper Pulp
ISCO 2008 3139 Process Control Technicians Not Elsewhere Classified
NIC 2008 17011 Manufacture of pulp
QP Reference NA NA
NSQF NA NA
REFERENCES 
1
National Classification of Occupations Division 8
2
http://www.indianmirror.com/indian-industries/paper.html
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