Paraffin Plant Sweater Operator

Operate sweater tanks to separate liquid from slack wax.
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Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Paraffin Plant Sweater Operators do?

Operates sweater tank to separate liquid from slack wax: Pumps charge of slack wax into sweater tank. Opens valves to circulate cold water through sweater to cool slack wax. Opens and closes steam valves and reads temperature gauges to sweat cooled wax at specified temperature levels for specified periods. Turns valves to divert cuts to storage tank after completion of each run. Takes samples and observes melting point of each cut at regular intervals. Opens valves to admit steam into sweater tank to melt wax residue when run is completed. Drains melted wax residue from sweater into storage tank.


Should I be a Paraffin Plant Sweater Operator?

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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Sweater Operator

    How to Become a
    Paraffin Plant Sweater Operator

    Most Paraffin Plant Sweater Operators have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9gibaa&chl=no+college+%2879%25%29|certificate+%288%25%29|associate%27s+%2811%25%29|bachelor%27s+%282%25%29||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,79,79
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