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SOC: 47-5051 Rock Splitters, Quarry
Separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass using jackhammer and wedges.
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Education: Some of these occupations may require a high school diploma or GED certificate.
OJT: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few days to a few months of training. Usually, an experienced worker could show you how to do the job.
Tasks: Locate grain line patterns to determine how rocks will split when cut. Remove pieces of stone from larger masses, using jackhammers, wedges, and other tools. Insert wedges and feathers into holes, and drive wedges with sledgehammers to split stone sections from masses. Mark dimensions or outlines on stone prior to cutting, using rules and chalk lines.
License: License not required.
Outlook: No Change
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