Profession stone driller

Stone drillers cut and shape hard and soft stone blocks and slabs for the construction and maintenance of stone structures and monumental masonry, and carve designs and figures in stone.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

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Knowledge

  • Quality and cycle time optimisation

    The most optimal rotation or cycle time and over-all quality of a tool or a machine's processes.

  • Types of stone for working

    Different types of stone that stonemasons and other stone workers use to process into building materials. The mechanical properties of stone, such as their weight, tensile strength, durability. Economical properties such as cost, transport and sourcing.

  • Quality standards

    The national and international requirements, specifications and guidelines to ensure that products, services and processes are of good quality and fit for purpose.

  • Types of boring heads

    Qualities and applications of various types of boring heads, such as rough boring heads, fine boring heads and others.

  • Types of drill bits

    Qualities and applications of various types of drill bits, such as core drill bits, spotting drill bits, countersink drill bits and others.

Skills

  • Set up the controller of a machine

    Set up and give commands to a machine by dispatching the appropriate data and input into the (computer) controller corresponding with the desired processed product.

  • Operate drilling equipment

    Operate a range of drilling equipment, pneumatic as well as electrical and mechanical. Tend drilling equipment, monitor and operate it, according to regulations. Safely and efficiently drill holes using the correct equipment, settings, and drill bits.

  • Remove processed workpiece

    Remove individual workpieces after processing, from the manufacturing machine or the machine tool. In case of a conveyor belt this involves quick, continuous movement.

  • Operate drill press

    Operate a semi-automated, semi-manual drill press to drill holes in a work piece, safely and according to regulations.

  • Supply machine

    Ensure the machine is fed the necessary and adequate materials and control the placement or automatic feed and retrieval of work pieces in the machines or machine tools on the production line.

  • Maneuver stone blocks

    Maneuver the blocks of stone, placing them in the correct position in the machine bed using electric hoist, wooden blocks and wedges.

  • Supply machine with appropriate tools

    Supply the machine with the necessary tools and items for a particular production purpose.

  • Conform to health and safety regulations

    Carry out all work in accordance with relevant environmental and health and safety legislation, risk assessment requirements and company policies. Take the necessary health and safety precautions during work including posture the body well, safely operate tools and machinery, and wear the right clothes and protection for the climate.

  • Troubleshoot

    Identify operating problems, decide what to do about it and report accordingly.

  • Optimise production processes parameters

    Optimise and maintain the parameters of the production process such as flow, temperature or pressure.

Optional knowledge and skills

measure materials mechanics report defective manufacturing materials operate forklift monitor automated machines inspect drilling equipment dispose of cutting waste material sharpen edged tools inspect quality of products mark stone workpieces wash stone consult technical resources perform test run keep records of work progress wear appropriate protective gear maintain drilling equipment monitor environmental parameters

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