Rock Splitters, Quarry:

Separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass using jackhammer and wedges.

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $34,650.00
Average Time to Fill 0 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Up to and including 1 month
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 303
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Problem-solving
Decision-making
Information Gathering

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Making Decisions and Solving Problems

Charge blasting holes with explosives
Detonate blasting charges for construction or extraction work
Follow construction, extraction, or mining related safety procedures and regulations
Operate detonation equipment

Handling and Moving Objects

Prepare explosives for detonation
Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick
Shape stone, tile, brick, or related masonry products
Don/Doff construction, extraction, or mining related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Drill holes in earth or rock for activities such as blasting

Estimating the Quantifiable Characteristics of Products, Events, or Information

Determine locations, angles, and depths of blast holes or other related drill sites
Perform extraction or mining related measurements
Measure workpieces for reference points or cutting lines
Determine amount or kind of explosive needed to complete job

Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment

Operate mining equipment or machinery
Operate power or hand tools in construction, extraction, or mining environments
Operate heavy construction equipment
Operate material or personnel moving, lifting, loading, or unloading equipment
Drive automobile, van, or light truck

Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings

Detect installation, maintenance, or repair concerns by listening for abnormalities
Monitor construction, extraction, or mining equipment operation to detect problems
Monitor operation of drilling equipment
Maintain consistent production quality

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