Wick and Base Assembler

Fasten candlewicks to metal bases to make candles.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Wick and Base Assemblers do?

Fastens candlewicks to metal bases to make candles: Inserts wick through hole in base. Strikes flange of wick hole with metal die to crimp base onto wick. Ties specified number of assemblies together by twisting wicks to hold assemblies together. Places group of assemblies in containers. May tend wick-cutting machine that cuts wicks prior to assembly.

Should I be a Wick and Base Assembler?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Base-and-Wick Assembler

    How to become a Wick and Base Assembler

    Wick and Base Assemblers 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 Wick and Base Assembler-related education!
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