Profession stone polisher

Stone polishers operate grinding and polishing tools and equipment in order to smooth stones.

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

Knowledge

  • Personal protective equipment

    Types of protective materials and equipment foreseen for various types of tasks such as general or specialised cleaning activities.

  • 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

  • Inspect stone surface

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

  • Prepare stone for smoothing

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

  • Measure materials

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

  • Use polishing compounds

    Use the specified polishing compound such as emery powder, spreading it on the stone.

  • Apply health and safety standards

    Adhere to standards of hygiene and safety established by respective authorities.

  • Use abrasive wheel

    Use the specific abrasive wheel or the step in the finishing process according to the type of stone or workpiece.

  • Wash stone

    Wash the stone chips obtained while drilling, by using water hose.

  • Supply machine with appropriate tools

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

  • Polish stone surfaces

    Polish stone using polishing tools and machines in order to obtained a smooth and lustrous product.

Optional knowledge and skills

operate engraving equipment mark stone workpieces measure flatness of a surface operate forklift design objects to be crafted consult technical resources produce different surface finishes record production data read standard blueprints report defective manufacturing materials maintain equipment remove inadequate workpieces polish stone by hand pack stone products keep records of work progress abrasive machining processes inspect quality of products perform test run mechanics wax imperfections monitor automated machines identify customer's needs operate grinding hand tools operate precision measuring equipment operate lifting equipment