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

Knowledge

  • 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 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 boring heads

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

  • 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 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

  • 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.

  • 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.

  • 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 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.

  • 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

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