Bowling Ball Patcher

Ream out and fill surface holes and scratches to patch bowling balls.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Bowling Ball Patchers do?

Reams out and fills surface holes and scratches, and vulcanizes filling material to patch bowling balls: Reams out surface flaws in bowling balls to uniform depth, using electrically powered router. Pours liquid resin into holes on ball surface to fill flaw. Positions patched balls in heated bench presses and clamps tops of presses down on patched areas of balls to compress and vulcanize patch. Turns timer dial of presses to control heating cycle. May remove excess resin, using drill. May smooth surface, using powered sander and fine sandpaper.

Should I be a Bowling Ball Patcher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Patcher, Bowling Ball

    How to become a Bowling Ball Patcher

    Bowling Ball 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 Bowling Ball Patcher-related education!
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