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Rock Splitters, Quarry

Separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass using jackhammers, wedges, or chop saws.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Cut slabs of stone into sheets that will be used for floors or counters.
    • Set charges of explosives to split rock.
    • Locate grain line patterns to determine how rocks will split when cut.
    • Drill holes along outlines, using jackhammers.
    • Drill holes into sides of stones broken from masses, insert dogs or attach slings, and direct removal of stones.
    • 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.
    • Cut grooves along outlines, using chisels.

    Skills

    • Operation and Control

      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    • Operations Monitoring

      Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

    • Multilimb Coordination

      The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

    • Control Precision

      The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

    Knowledge

    • Production and Processing

      Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

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    Personality

    Realistic: 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

    Tools

    • Wedges
    • Power saws
    • Pneumatic hammer
    • Demolition hammers
    • Cold chisels

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