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"Rock Splitter, Quarry"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass using jackhammer and wedges.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

 

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Rock Splitter, Quarry"

1) Cut grooves along outlines, using chisels.

2) Drill holes along outlines, using jackhammers.

 

3) Drill holes into sides of stones broken from masses, insert dogs or attach slings, and direct removal of stones.

4) Insert wedges and feathers into holes, and drive wedges with sledgehammers to split stone sections from masses.

5) Locate grain line patterns to determine how rocks will split when cut.

 

6) Mark dimensions or outlines on stone prior to cutting, using rules and chalk lines.

7) Remove pieces of stone from larger masses, using jackhammers, wedges, and other tools.

8) Cut slabs of stone into sheets that will be used for floors or counters.

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Job Description for "Rock Splitter, Quarry" continued here...

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge


"Rock Splitter, Quarry"   Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  47-5051.00


 

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