Base Filler

Stuff canvas bags with excelsior or felt pads to form baseball bases.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Base Fillers do?

Stuffs canvas bags with excelsior or felt pads to form baseball base: Turns bag to place sewn edges inside and smooth seams outside. Stuffs bags with excelsior or felt pads by hand. Places bag on pressing machine and pulls lever to lower head that compresses stuffing to prescribed thickness. Inserts anchor straps through loops sewn on bag. May fill football dummies, medicine balls, and punching bags with materials, such as cotton, felt, cattle hair, and rubberized hair. May mold and assemble plastic base covers, using plastic, mold, and curing oven. May assemble and seal vinyl covered bases, using electric sealing iron.

Should I be a Base Filler?

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.

  • Also known as: Backfiller, Sleeping-Bag Filler

    How to become a Base Filler

    Base Fillers 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 Base Filler-related education!
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