Profession wax bleacher

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

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  • Use personal protection equipment

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

  • Tend wax bleaching machinery

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

  • Dump batches

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

  • Communicate with external laboratories

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

  • Adjust liquefaction temperature

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

  • Pump wax

    Pump the molten wax through the filter press.

  • Pack charcoal

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

  • Measure chemical substance viscosity

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

  • Measure materials

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

  • Melt wax

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

  • Transfer wax

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

  • Apply health and safety standards

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

Optional knowledge and skills

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

Source: Sisyphus ODB