Paraffin Machine Operator

Tend machines that spray fiber can lids with paraffin wax.
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Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Paraffin Machine Operators do?

Tends machine that sprays fiber can lids or paperboard box blanks with paraffin wax to make items moistureproof or airtight: Fills machine reservoir with paraffin chunks and opens steam valve to heat and liquefy paraffin. Places items into machine that automatically sprays melted paraffin wax on inner surfaces as items pass under nozzle. Examines sprayed items to ensure uniformity of coating. Stacks finished items on trays or handcart for removal to storage area. May keep daily production records.


Should I be a Paraffin Machine Operator?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Team Player: You're able to listen, communicate, and work with tons of different people.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.

  • Also known as: Paraffiner

    How to Become a
    Paraffin Machine Operator

    Most Paraffin 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:9laaaa&chl=no+college+%2884%25%29|certificate+%2816%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,84,84
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