Candle Maker Job Description

Candle Maker Job Description

October 10th, 2019

Candle Makers are responsible for operating candle dipping machines and hand-forming candles using manual dipping methods. They use their artistic and design skills to create custom candle designs and work to ensure all products conform to manufacturing standards.

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We are looking to hire an experienced Candle Maker to oversee our candle production facility. As a Candle Maker, you will be responsible for forming candles using a dipping frame or by operating a mechanical dipping rack. You may also be required to hand-form candles, create new patterns, and record production data.

To ensure success as a Candle Maker, you should have strong artistic skills, excellent hand-eye coordination, and in-depth knowledge of wax properties. A top-notch candle maker is both artistic and analytical, able to create both factory standard products and handmade designs.

Candle Maker Responsibilities:

  • Stringing candle wicks through a dipping frame according to standard specifications.
  • Selecting and preparing wax for dipping containers.
  • Pouring molten wax into dipping molds.
  • Dipping wicks by hand or with the aid of a dipping mechanism.
  • Trimming and dyeing candles to desired specifications.
  • Grading candles according to design, size, and color.
  • Creating new candle shapes and color designs.
  • Recording production data.

Candle Maker Requirements:

  • High school diploma or GED.
  • Previous experience as a Candle Maker.
  • In-depth knowledge of candle waxes and their properties including beeswax, palm wax, animal wax, and petroleum-derived waxes.
  • Excellent artistic skills.
  • Experience with hand-dipping techniques and machine dipping mechanisms.
  • Knowledge of dyeing techniques.
  • Basic knowledge of mechanical devices.
  • A good eye for color and design.
  • Ability to work with molten wax and large machinery.
  • Ability to stand for long periods.

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