Paraffin Plant Sweater Operator

Operate sweater tanks to separate liquid from slack wax.

What does a Paraffin Plant Sweater Operator do?

Operates sweater tank to separate liquid from slack wax: Pumps charge of slack wax into sweater tank. Opens valves to circulate cold water through sweater to cool slack wax. Opens and closes steam valves and reads temperature gauges to sweat cooled wax at specified temperature levels for specified periods. Turns valves to divert cuts to storage tank after completion of each run. Takes samples and observes melting point of each cut at regular intervals. Opens valves to admit steam into sweater tank to melt wax residue when run is completed. Drains melted wax residue from sweater into storage tank.