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Digester Operator Salary
in Québec City, Québec

$42,664 (CAD)

Average Salary

$21/hr

Average Hourly

$1,954

Average Bonus

Last updated: January 26, 2020

The average pay for a Digester Operator is $42,664 a year and $21 an hour in Québec City, Québec, Canada. The average salary range for a Digester Operator is between $32,292 and $51,216. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Québec City, Québec.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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Job Summary

Description:
  • Operates battery of stationary or rotary steam digesters to cook wood chips with soda ash or acid to make pulp for use in manufacture of paper and insulation board: signals digester-operator helper to charge digesters with specified amounts of chips and chemicals.
  • Turns valves or moves panel controls to admit steam into digesters, to raise temperature and pressure within specified limits, and to start rotary digesters.
  • Monitors temperature, flow, and pressure gauges and charts to ensure that chips are cooked according to specifications.
  • Tests samples of digester liquid by titration or standard color chart to determine completion of cooking process.
  • Opens valves of stationary digester to blow cooked pulp into pit, or pulls lever to tip rotary digester and dump contents.
  • Compiles production records.
  • May be designated according to process as cooker, soda; cooker, sulfate; cooker, sulfite.

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2025:
$49,459
5 Year Change:
16 %
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About Québec City, Québec

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Description: Quebec City ( (listen) or ; French: Québec [kebɛk] (listen); French: Ville de Québec, Western Abnaki: Kephek), officially Québec, is the capital city of the Canadian province of Quebec. As of July 2016 the city has a population of 531,902, and the metropolitan area had a population of 800,296. It is the second largest city in Quebec after Montreal, and the seventh largest metropolitan area and eleventh largest city in Canada. The Algonquian people had originally named the area Kébec, an Algonquin word meaning "where the river narrows", because the Saint Lawrence River narrows proximate to the promontory of Quebec...

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Salary Recap

The average pay for a Digester Operator is $42,664 a year and $21 an hour in Québec City, Québec, Canada. The average salary range for a Digester Operator is between $32,292 and $51,216. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Québec City, Québec.

ERI’s compensation data are based on salary surveys conducted and researched by ERI. Cost of labor data in the Assessor Series are based on actual housing sales data from commercially available sources, plus rental rates, gasoline prices, consumables, medical care premium costs, property taxes, effective income tax rates, etc.

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