Paper Converting Machine Operators

(NOC 9435)

in All Manufacturing and Utilities

Paper converting machine operators use machines that make and assemble paper products like paper bags, containers, boxes, envelopes and similar articles. They work for paper products manufacturing companies.

Job Outlook

Undetermined

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  • Estimate change in employment not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate openings due to growth and retirements not available for this occupation.
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for this occupation.

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

  • Estimate 75 employment change, 2019-2021
  • Estimate 1460 openings due to growth and retirements, 2018-2020
  • Estimate rate of unemployment not available for these occupation.

This is not a large occupation in Nova Scotia so job opportunities may not be that frequent. With a small percent of workers being 55 years of age and older, retirements are not expected to be a major contributor to employment opportunities over the coming years. Paper Converting Machine Operators most commonly work full-time hours.

The median employment income for 76% of Paper Converting Machine Operators who worked full-time, year-round in 2015 was $60,470. Across all occupations in Nova Scotia, 59% of those who worked full-time year round had a median employment income of $43,600.
(Source: 2016 Census)

Hourly Pay

$12.95

Minimum

$21.85

Median

$32.40

Maximum

Annual Pay

N/A

Minimum

$53,954

Median

N/A

Maximum

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

Hourly Pay

$13.00

Minimum

$23.91

Median

$35.04

Maximum

Annual Pay

$6,056

Minimum

$30,111

Median

$70,518

Maximum

About the job

Nature of work

Paper converting machine operators use machines that make and assemble paper products like paper bags, containers, boxes, envelopes and similar articles. They work for paper products manufacturing companies.

Job duties

Paper converting machine operators:

  • Use machines that cut, fold, glue or clip paper and cardboard to make boxes, corrugated cartons and other articles.
  • Use machines that glue paper to cardboard and cut it into required lengths.
  • Use machines that press paper to form drinking cups and other containers.
  • Use machines that cut, glue and fold paper to make envelopes or paper bags.
  • Use other paper converting machines to form products like paper tubes, cards, paper towels or diapers.
  • Clean and lubricate machine and perform routine maintenance.
  • Set up machines.

Sample job titles

  • box maker operator
  • carton forming machine operator
  • core maker
  • envelope maker operator
  • paper bag machine operator
  • paper box machine operator

Skills

You should be responsible, alert, and in good physical health. Coordination, agility, and mechanical ability are important. You must be able to follow directions and carry out instructions given by a supervisor.

Job requirements

  • High school is necessary.
  • Several weeks of on-the-job training are provided.
  • Experience as a labourer within the same company may be necessary.

Other considerations

These are largely rural jobs, and self-employment is not common. There is some movement between jobs in this group.

By the numbers

Quick look

85

employed in 2016

88.2%

employed full-time

0.0%

self employed

17.6%
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82.4%
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51.3

median age

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

15,275

employed in 2016

83.2%

employed full-time

3.2%

self employed

27.6%
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72.4%
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44.7

median age

Where will I likely work?

52.9%

Halifax

23.5%

Annapolis Valley

11.8%

Cape Breton

11.8%

North Shore

Compared to: All NS Occupations

47.0%

Halifax

15.6%

North Shore

12.9%

Annapolis Valley

12.7%

Cape Breton

11.8%

Southern

Top Industries of Employment

88.2%

Manufacturing

11.8%

Information and cultural industries

What is the age of Employment?

53.0%

45-54

20.0%

15-24

13.0%

55-64

13.0%

35-44

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

24.5%

45-54

20.8%

55-64

19.3%

35-44

16.5%

25-34

15.0%

15-24

Top levels of education

47.1%

High school

$48,447 median annual income
47.1%

Less than high school

$60,559 median annual income
11.8%

College Diploma

N/A

Compared to: All Manufacturing and Utilities

38.1%

High school

$28,505 median annual income
23.3%

Less than high school

$19,224 median annual income
19.9%

College Diploma

$38,781 median annual income
12.2%

Trade Certification

$43,975 median annual income
4.5%

Bachelor

$39,715 median annual income

Education & training

Adult High School Diploma or Equivalent

High School Program

The Nova Scotia School for Adult Learning (NSSAL) administers, coordinates, and supports the development and delivery of adult education programs through learning partners in Nova Scotia. Our learning partners include the Nova Scotia Community College, Adult High Schools, Université Sainte-Anne, and community-based learning organizations that offer tuition-free programming across the province. NSSAL offers clear, accessible pathways from adult basic education to a high school credential or GED, empowering Nova Scotians to achieve their learning and employment goals.

Institutions providing this program

Universite Sainte-Anne

Pointe-de-l'Église, NS

Nova Scotia Community College - Adult Learning

Various, NS

Adult High Schools

Various, NS

Community Learning Organizations

Various, NS

Employment requirements & contacts

No regulating bodies were found under this occupation profile

Contacts

Nova Scotia Department of Labour, Skills and Immigration, Occupational Health and Safety Division
Halifax, NS
Forest Products Association of Canada
Ottawa, ON

Additional resources

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