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

  • 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 skills

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

Common job titles

  • Maintenance worker utility
  • Custodian i - evening shift
  • Custodial worker - p/t
  • Maintenance worker (general) b
  • Custodian
  • Building services
  • Custodian ii, 20 hrs./week
  • Maintenance worker - parks & recreation
  • Maintenance custodian
  • Custodial supervisor ii