Paper Maker and Winder Operator, Corner Brook, NL - February 23, 2015
This job was located at a nearly 100 year old paper mill in Corner Brook, Newfoundland. The 5 man paper machine crew was responsible for keeping the machine running in correct order as well as moving the end product along the line to be shipped. When I was introduced to this job, I had to learn the process and job in a very short amount of time due to a shortage of workers. The paper making crew had to work together in blistering temperatures and cover many jobs which tested everyone's skills and abilities every day. I never left a shift without learning something new and this is something about the job I am thankful for. Most days required extremely physical work and breaks were rare which was certainly the hardest part of this job. The most enjoyable part of this job are all the new things I learned and carried with me everyday. A day in the life at Corner Brook Pulp and Paper felt like it was 50 years in the past and I would not trade this experience for anything.