Can Patcher

Place rejected cans on scale.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $56,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Can Patchers do?

Places rejected can on scale to ascertain amount of off-weight, and adjusts contents to bring weight to standard. Places repacked cans on lidding machine conveyor. May repack contents of cans improperly packed by machine.

Should I be a Can Patcher?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Box-Shook Patcher, Cabin Man, Catcher, Plug, Putty Patcher, Rack Puncher, Tube Depatcher

    How to become a Can Patcher

    Most Can Patchers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate's degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9zcaaa&chl=no+college+%2869%25%29|certificate+%2828%25%29|associate%27s+%283%25%29|||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,69,69
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