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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Candle Maker Job Description Template
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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