Profession stone driller

Stone drillers operate the drilling machine that bores holes into stone blocks. They manipulate granit, sandstone, marble and slate according to specifications.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • 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.

  • 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.

Skills

  • 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.

  • 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 with appropriate tools

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

  • Optimise production processes parameters

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

  • 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.

Optional knowledge and skills

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