Wax Bleacher

Tend vats and filter presses to bleach wax used in candlemaking.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$21,000 – $58,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wax Bleachers do?

Tends vats and filter presses to bleach wax used in candlemaking: Measures and dumps specified chemicals and wax into vats and turns thermostat knob to prescribed temperature to liquefy wax. Packs granulated charcoal on sides of filter press and starts pump to circulate molten wax through press. Stops pump after specified time and drains sample for laboratory analysis. Turns valves or starts pumps to transfer wax from press to tanks. Records types and quantities of wax used.

Should I be a Wax Bleacher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Flexible: You're open to change and think variety is the spice of life.

  • Also known as: Beeswax Bleacher, Wax Pumper

    How to become a Wax Bleacher

    Most Wax Bleachers 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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