Profession stone splitter

Stone splitters operate and maintain machines that split stone. They manipulate stone into different forms such as blocks, cobbles, tiles and concrete products. 

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Personality Type

  • Realistic / Conventional

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.

Skills

  • Set end stops

    Set end stops according to the width or length of the cut and measure the distance from the blade to make sure the stone will be split conforming to the requirements.

  • 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.

  • Determine location of the split

    Examine the stone to determine the direction of the grain and the position of the cutting blade or of the holes that will receive the plugs and feathers.

  • Measure materials

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

  • Apply health and safety standards

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

  • Use personal protection equipment

    Make use of protection equipment according to training, instruction and manuals. Inspect the equipment and use it consistently.

  • Tend stone splitting machine

    Tend the machine which splits concrete stone into building blocks by positioning the stone against the end stops and by depressing the pedal to lower the blade.

Optional knowledge and skills

brush the equipment operate lifting equipment sharpen edged tools report defective manufacturing materials maintain equipment perform test run mechanics hydraulics monitor automated machines mark stone workpieces dispose of cutting waste material consult technical resources inspect quality of products supply machine with appropriate tools set up the controller of a machine operate hydraulic machinery controls use traditional stone splitting techniques operate forklift keep records of work progress