Basket Patcher

Inspect and repair defective baskets and basket covers, using handtools.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Basket Patchers do?

Inspects and repairs defective baskets and basket covers, using handtools: Examines basket or covers for defects, such as knotholes, split or misaligned staves, and unstapled parts. Places basket or cover over form or on table to facilitate repair. Loosens, tightens, bends, or replaces basket or cover parts, using hammer and nails. Stacks repaired baskets and covers on floor to conserve space.


Should I be a Basket Patcher?

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: Gasket Notcher

    How to become a Basket Patcher

    Basket Patchers 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 Basket Patcher-related education!
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