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Carcass Assembler Salary
in Houston, Texas

$31,752 (USD)

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Last updated: June 25, 2019

Salary Recap

The average pay for a Carcass Assembler is $31,752 a year and $15 an hour in Houston, Texas, United States. The average salary range for a Carcass Assembler is between $24,388 and $37,762. This compensation analysis is based on salary survey data collected directly from employers and anonymous employees in Houston, Texas.

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Job Summary

  • Assembles balls from rubber, rubber impregnated fabrics, and leather, on wax-ball lasts (forms), using handtools: places wax-ball last in holding fixture and brushes on cement.
  • Presses and smooths rubber impregnated fabric panels on last in specified pattern to cover ball last, leaving space for door opening flap for wax removal.
  • Repeats operation, cementing on specified number of plies to form basketball carcass.
  • Inserts bladder into carcass through door opening and inflates to specified pressure.
  • Aligns flaps of door to matching edges of carcass, brushes on cement, and presses flaps down to close door.
  • Brushes cement on molded carcass or receives cemented carcass.
  • Inspects wet adhesive for dried lumps and missed spaces.
  • Aligns precut leather or rubber panels between raised ribs of molded carcass.
  • Presses and smooths panels onto carcass to complete assembly of basketball.
  • Cuts off air valve nipple flush with ball, using scissors or knife.
  • Paints stripes along false seams, using brush and ink.
  • Waxes balls, using paste wax and damp cloth.
  • Buffs ball surface, using power buffer.
  • Affixes decals to balls and labels balls, using stencil and spray gun.
  • May fabricate and repair rubber or plastic ball bladders.
  • May repair returned, worn, or damaged basketballs by putting in new carcasses or repanelling old carcasses.
  • May specialize in one phase of assembly and be designated carcass assembler; door closer; leather coverer; or according to type of ball as basketball assembler; soccer ball assembler (toy-sport.
Carcass Assembler Job Prevalence in Houston, Texas, United States

Job family: Food Processing Workers, All Other

Job family population: 43,540

Estimated population of Carcass Assembler jobs: 15

Rate of error: 4.0%

Salary Potential

Estimated salary in 2024:
5 Year Change:
16 %


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Description: Houston ( (listen) HEW-stən) is the most populous city in the U.S. state of Texas, fourth most populous city in the United States, as well as the sixth most populous in North America, with an estimated 2018 population of 2,325,502. Located in Southeast Texas near Galveston Bay and the Gulf of Mexico, it is the seat of Harris County and the principal city of the Greater Houston metropolitan area, which is the fifth most populous metropolitan statistical area in the United States and the second most populous in Texas after the Dallas-Fort Worth metroplex, with a population of 6,997,384 in 2018.Comprising a total area...

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