Candle Extrusion Machine Operator

Set up and operate machines to extrude sheets of candle wax or candles.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Candle Extrusion Machine Operators do?

Sets up and operates machine to extrude sheets of candle wax or candles: Reviews instructions to determine type product to be produced. Installs specified die plates in machine, using handtools. Threads wick material through machine guides. Turns valve and dials to transfer wax to machine and to regulate speed, pressure, and temperature of machine. Starts machine that feeds wax and wick through dies to produce candles of specified dimensions or forces wax through dies to produce sheet of candle wax. Adjusts pressure controls to obtain specified dimensions.


Should I be a Candle Extrusion Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.

  • Also known as: Extrusion Machine Operator, Plastic Extrusion Operator, Rubber Extrusion Operator

    How to Become a
    Candle Extrusion Machine Operator

    Most Candle Extrusion Machine Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gaaaa&chl=no+college+%2891%25%29|certificate+%289%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,91,91
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