Wax Pot Tender

Tend melting pots in which wax is melted.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Wax Pot Tenders do?

Tends melting pots in which wax is melted for use in lost wax casting process: Breaks slabs of wax and deposits them in melting pots. Adjusts thermostat to maintain specified temperature of liquid wax. Dips wax from melting pot, using hand ladle, and pours it into receiving pot. May fill cylinders of wax-injection machines with liquid wax and place cylinders in aging oven for specified period of time.


Should I be a Wax Pot Tender?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • How to become a Wax Pot Tender

    Wax Pot Tenders generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Wax Pot Tender-related education!
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