Rock Splitters, Quarry

Also called: Driller, Quarry Worker, Rock Splitter

Career Cluster: Architecture & Construction
What they do:
Separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass using jackhammers, wedges, or chop saws.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.
KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
ABILITIES

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Controlled Movement
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.

They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Social Orientation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others
TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Application server software
  • Apache HTTP Server
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Presentation software
  • Microsoft PowerPoint
EDUCATION


no high school diploma/GED or high school diploma/GED
usually needed
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JOB OUTLOOK

New job opportunities are likely in the future.

Salary:
High: $64,020.00
Median: $46,530.00
Low: $32,050.00
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