Paper converting machine operators (NOC 9435)

About this job

Paper converting machine operators:

  • run various machines that make paper products such as paper bags, containers, boxes, envelopes and similar articles
  • work for paper products manufacturing companies
Common job titles
  • bag-making machine set-up
  • book jacket machine
  • box cutter / finisher / gluer / liner
  • carbon-coating machine
  • cardboard box maker-gluer
  • cardboard-tube-winder


Paper converting machine operators perform some or all of the following duties:

  • run machines that cut, fold, glue or clip paper and cardboard to make boxes, corrugated cartons and other articles
  • operate machines that glue paper to cardboard and cut it into required lengths
  • run machines that press paper to form drinking cups and other containers
  • run machines that 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 oil machine and do other routine machine maintenance
  • set up machines

Work environment

Key aspects of the work in this occupation:

  • Work takes place in a regular controlled indoor environment.
  • Working with equipment, instruments, machinery or power/hand tools may be a source of injury.
  • Noise in the workplace may cause distraction or hearing loss.

Career paths and resources

Career paths

There is some movement between jobs in this group.

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