Profession wax bleacher
Wax bleachers operate and maintain filter presses and tanks, used in wax bleaching, for candle production processes.
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- Realistic / Conventional
- Measure chemical substance viscosity
Measure the viscosity of the mixed ingredients by using a viscosimeter.
- Pack charcoal
Pack the granulated charcoal on to the facets of the filter press.
- Measure materials
Measure the raw materials prior to their loading in the mixer or in machines, ensuring they conform with the specifications.
- Pump wax
Pump the molten wax through the filter press.
- Apply health and safety standards
Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.
- Dump batches
Dump the batches into conveyors making sure the specifications such as the mixing time are followed.
- Adjust liquefaction temperature
Adjust the thermostat to obtain the temperature that it is according to specifications required for wax liquefaction.
- Melt wax
Safely heat wax to the correct temperature so it melts and becomes a pliable susbtance.
- Use personal protection equipment
Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.
- Communicate with external laboratories
Communicate with the external analytical laboratories in order to manage the required external testing process.
- Transfer wax
Transfer the wax from the press into tanks by turning on the valves.
- Tend wax bleaching machinery
Tend machinery used in candlemaking such as vats and filter presses to bleach wax.
Optional knowledge and skillsshape candles dye candles candle making techniques drip candles beeswax write batch record documentation clean mixer
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