Machine Candle Molder

Tend cast-molding machines that form candles.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $47,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Machine Candle Molders do?

Tends cast-molding machine that forms candles: Fills machine with liquid wax and turns valve to force steam into jackets to heat molds. Turns valve to transfer wax to molds. Scrapes flash from molds, using knife, and depresses pedal to eject candles into trays. Cuts candlewick ends to specified length, using knife. May move lever to force needles, threaded with wicks, through candles or to insert pins into candles, leaving hole for later insertion of wick. May imbed decorative bases in butt ends of candles during cooling. May insert wax cores in molds for application of final wax coating.

Should I be a Machine Candle Molder?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.
  • 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: Bench Hand, Machine, Candle Molder, Candle Molder, Machine

    How to become a Machine Candle Molder

    Most Machine Candle Molders 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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