Profession wax bleacher

Wax bleachers operate and maintain filter presses and tanks, used in wax bleaching, for candle production processes.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Skills

  • Communicate with external laboratories

    Communicate with the external analytical laboratories in order to manage the required external testing process.

  • Measure chemical substance viscosity

    Measure the viscosity of the mixed ingredients by using a viscosimeter.

  • Tend wax bleaching machinery

    Tend machinery used in candlemaking such as vats and filter presses to bleach wax.

  • Transfer wax

    Transfer the wax from the press into tanks by turning on the valves.

  • Use personal protection equipment

    Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.

  • Melt wax

    Safely heat wax to the correct temperature so it melts and becomes a pliable susbtance.

  • Measure materials

    Measure the raw materials prior to their loading in the mixer or in machines, ensuring they conform with the specifications.

  • Adjust liquefaction temperature

    Adjust the thermostat to obtain the temperature that it is according to specifications required for wax liquefaction.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Pump wax

    Pump the molten wax through the filter press.

  • Pack charcoal

    Pack the granulated charcoal on to the facets of the filter press.

  • Dump batches

    Dump the batches into conveyors making sure the specifications such as the mixing time are followed.

Optional knowledge and skills

beeswax drip candles candle making techniques shape candles clean mixer dye candles write batch record documentation