Pitch Filler

Fill metal tubes with hot pitch or other materials.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Pitch Fillers do?

Fills metal tubes with hot pitch or other material to prevent warping during bending operations: Heats pitch in vat and pours it into tubes, using pitcher or ladle. Hangs tubes in heated oven or on rack and heats them with torch to remove pitch. Dips empty tubes into vats of washing and rinsing solutions.


Should I be a Pitch 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: Pitman, Pit Slagman

    How to become a Pitch Filler

    Pitch 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 Pitch Filler-related education!
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