Profession stone planer

Stone planers operate and maintain planing machines that are used for stone blocks and slabs finishing. They manipulate the stone and ensure that the required parameters are according to specifications.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Types of sawing blades

    Types of cutting blades used in the sawing process, such as band saw blades, crosscut blades, plytooth blades and others, made from tool steel, carbide, diamond or other materials.

  • 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

  • Use traditional stone splitting techniques

    Drill holes in a large stone and insert the plugs and feathers. Strike the plugs several times until a crack appears.

  • Inspect stone surface

    Inspect the surface of the stone to identify any uneven areas.

  • Tend planing machine

    Tend and monitor the planing machine used to shape and smooth the stone blocks and slabs according to specifications.

  • Supply machine with appropriate tools

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

  • 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.

  • Mark stone workpieces

    Mark planes, lines and points onto a stone workpiece to show where material will be removed.

  • Measure flatness of a surface

    Measure the evenness of a workpiece's surface after it has been processed by checking for deviations from the desired perpendicular state.

  • Regulate cutting speed

    Regulate the speed and depth of stone cutting by pulling the levers and turning the wheels.

  • Operate precision measuring equipment

    Measure the size of a processed part when checking and marking it to check if it is up to standard by use of two and three dimensional precision measuring equipment such as a caliper, a micrometer, and a measuring gauge.

  • Prepare stone for smoothing

    Prepare the stone for the smoothing process by wetting it with the hose.

  • Dispose of cutting waste material

    Dispose of possibly hazardous waste material created in the cutting process, such as swarf, scrap and slugs, sort according to regulations, and clean up workplace.

  • Measure materials

    Measure the raw materials prior to their loading in the mixer or in machines, ensuring they conform with the specifications.

Optional knowledge and skills

keep records of work progress operate grinding hand tools monitor automated machines work ergonomically set up the controller of a machine polish stone by hand sharpen edged tools maintain equipment report defective manufacturing materials polish stone surfaces mechanics operate lifting equipment use stonemason's chisel mechanical tools consult technical resources inspect quality of products perform test run lubricate engines