Paper Production Technology


The Paper Production Technology Program will educate current and future Verso employees about the Verso pulp and paper technology process, to prepare them to be safe and effective papermakers, and to position them to eventually move into positions of greater responsibility within the organization. This degree is open to Verso employees, students interested in working for Verso Paper, and others interested in degreed opportunities.

Learning Objectives

Students who successfully complete an Associate in Applied Science (AAS) Degree in the Verso Pulp & Paper Program from Eastern Maine Community College will:

  • Understand the Verso mill process and how changes can/will effect it
  • Recognize equipment and understand its function
  • Be able to troubleshoot problems in the mill
  • Understand center lining and be able to recognize deviations in process and product
  • Have the soft skills necessary to be work ready
  • Understand Bucksport job functions
  • Understand the Bucksport business model
  • Be familiar with OSHA safety, MSDA, FDA, Environmental regulations
  • Be familiar with financial and mill terminology and how it relates to job functions
  • Be familiar with HR functions and the culture/rules of a union shop
  • Understand the reality of mill work/life balance