Competent authority Authority
Paper technologist (m/f)
German: Papiertechnologe/-technologin

Fields of work

Paper technologists work in enterprises in the paper and pulp industry, particularly in the production of paper, paperboard, containerboard and pulp, and in paper-processing enterprises and in supporting industries.

Professional experience

  • produce paper, paperboard and containerboard as well as pulp,
  • plan the steps in production (independently and as part of a team), taking account of product purpose and the production process,
  • select product-specific materials and production sequences,
  • operate production facilities for the manufacturing of paper, paperboard, containerboard and pulp
  • check and optimise the production process in accordance with quality standards and specifications,
  • carry out measurement and inspection operations for quality assurance purposes,
  • use control, regulation and measurement equipment and quality and process control systems,
  • carry out maintenance, inspections and repairs during the course of the production process as well as during stoppage periods,
  • save, transfer and convert data and make use of workplace-specific hardware and software,
  • carry out work in a customer-oriented manner, giving due regard to economic and environmental aspects
  • communicate with preceding and following units in the production chain, and with service units, to optimise the production process

The occupational profiles are based on information from BERUFENET and BIBB.

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