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Banker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Align dimension stone on bed of timbers preparatory to grinding, polishing, sawing, or chipping
  • Build bed of timbers on flatcar or bed of machine
  • Signal Overhead Crane Operator any industry 921.663-010 to lower stone guides stone onto timber bed, aligning stone with arm of polishing machine, surfacing machine, or saw
  • Determine when stone is level, using straightedge spirit level
  • Signal crane operator to lift stone, or pries up stone with crowbar and levels stone by inserting or hammering wedges and blocks between stone timbers
  • May assist crane operator to position grinding or polishing wheel on stone
  • May measure mark blocks for cutting, using rule, straightedge, and crayon
  • May spread abrasive material over surface of stone
  • May shovel abrasive material from mill into storage hopper after grinding polishing processes.

Bed Rubber Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Tend machine that grinds rough-sawed stone blocks or slabs to smooth surface specified finish
  • Position designated surface of stone on machine bed rotating circular metal plate , using electric hoist
  • Dump abrasive, like grit, sand and steel shot into hopper of machine
  • Start machine, turns valves, and opens hopper gate to regulate flow of water abrasive under stone
  • Measure block or slab to verify thickness with work order specifications
  • Remove finished stone from rubbing bed cleans abrasive from surface, using scraper, brush, and water hose
  • May place lead or stone weights on block to make sure even abrading of stone.

Bed Setter Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Align dimension stone on bed of timbers preparatory to grinding, polishing, sawing, or chipping
  • Build bed of timbers on flatcar or bed of machine
  • Signal Overhead Crane Operator any industry 921.663-010 to lower stone guides stone onto timber bed, aligning stone with arm of polishing machine, surfacing machine, or saw
  • Determine when stone is level, using straightedge spirit level
  • Signal crane operator to lift stone, or pries up stone with crowbar and levels stone by inserting or hammering wedges and blocks between stone timbers
  • May assist crane operator to position grinding or polishing wheel on stone
  • May measure mark blocks for cutting, using rule, straightedge, and crayon
  • May spread abrasive material over surface of stone
  • May shovel abrasive material from mill into storage hopper after grinding polishing processes.

Belt Sander Stone Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Feed and off bears automatic belt sanding machine that sands tops of sandstone table counter tops, assisted by coworker
  • Pull cart loaded with sandstone table and counter tops to work area transfers stone from cart to roller conveyor
  • Press button to start sanding machine pushes stone tops from roller conveyor onto belt conveyor that carries stone under belt sander
  • Guide stone tops emerging from sanding machine onto roller conveyor
  • Feel edges of stone to detect rough or uneven areas sands edges of stone tops, using sandpaper
  • Push stone along roller conveyor for further processing.

Beveler Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Bevel smooths edges of marble or slate slabs, using handtools
  • Position slabs on workbench
  • Mark width of bevel on slab edges, using rule, square, straightedge and scribe
  • Remove excess slab material along edge markings to produce bevel of specified angle, using rasp
  • Smooth beveled edges with fine file
  • May finish smoothed edges, using sandpaper.

Buffer Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Grind and polishes stone to smooth or lustrous finish, using portable grinding polishing tool
  • Select abrasive wheel according to type of stone, finish specified, or step in finishing process and attaches wheel to tool, using wrench
  • Wets stone surface, using hose and guides rotating wheel over stone to smooth surface
  • Wash grit from stone, using hose
  • Move hand over stone surface to detect uneven areas
  • Spread emery powder or other polishing compound on stone, attaches buffing wheel on tool, and guides wheel over stone to polish surface
  • Rubs stone surfaces that cannot be finished by machine or portable tool with abrasive blocks to smooth or polish stone
  • When surfacing marble, fills cracks or imperfections in stone with wax that matches color of stone
  • May be designated according to type of stone polished as Granite Polisher, Hand stonework , Marble Polisher, Hand stonework .

Checker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Inspect, repairs, and grades rough-cut finished blocks or slabs of stone according to work order specifications
  • Examine stone block for defects in work quality, like cracks, fractures and scratches
  • Measure dimensions of block, using tape measure
  • Clean fractures and cracks in block with acid sponge
  • Fill imperfections with matching colored wax, and polishes patched area, using file, hone, and portable buffer
  • May select rough blocks from stock for cutting polishing
  • May mark code numbers on finished blocks according to work order specifications
  • May order quarry blocks for cutting polishing.

Chisel Worker Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Cuts, shapes, and finishes rough blocks of building or monumental stone according to diagrams or patterns
  • Trace around pattern or transfers dimensions from diagrams to stone, using rule, straightedge, compass, square and chalk or scriber
  • Select surfacing tools according to finish specified or step in finishing process
  • Chip fragments of stone away from marks on stone, working surface of stone down to specified finish
  • Verify progress of finishing to make sure adherence to specifications, using straightedge, level, plumb, and square
  • May dress surface of stone with bushhammer
  • May cut decorative designs in stone surface
  • May cut moldings or grooves in stone that cannot be reached by machine
  • May be designated according to product as Building Stonecutter stonework , Curbing Stonecutter stonework , Monument Stonecutter stonework .

Circular sawyer Helper Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Feed off bears diamond circular saw to assist operator to cut slate slabs
  • Remove slate slab from truck bed positions slab on machine bed, using electric crane
  • Measure & marks dimensions on slab, as directed by saw operator, using tape measure grease pencil
  • Raise slab from machine bed, using crowbar, and places blocks and wedges under slab to level support stone during cutting process
  • Push turntable mounted on machine bed to align slab with cutting marks for preliminary cut each succeeding cut
  • Examine cut edge of stone for defects, like splits or fractures
  • Lift cut slabs from machine, assisted by operator places slabs onto pallet
  • Place waste stone in waste bin or stacks stone for splitting into flagstone
  • Wash stone chips and dust slabs work area, using water hose.

Contour Grinder Occupation

Job Duties:

  • Sets up operates machine with single or multiple grinding wheels to shape building or monumental stone into various designs
  • Level aligns stone on car or machine bed according to design specified for stone, using crowbar, wedges, square and spirit level
  • Clamp stone to backstop, securing stone for grinding
  • Select template, according to contour of design, and bolts template into position on machine to guide grinding wheel over stone
  • Turn valve to spray water over wheels stone
  • Move levers to lower grinding wheel against stone and start machine that moves rotating wheel back forth over stone, following outline of template
  • Observe ammeter to define resistance against wheel moves lever to increase or decrease pressure on wheel
  • Compare stone with template or scans design marked on stone to define conformance to specifications
  • Dress surface of worn grinding wheels by holding dressing tool against rotating wheel
  • May rough out contour of stone preparatory to finishing by machine, using chisel, hammer, and pneumatic cutting tools
  • May operate machine without template to grind flat surface on stone [Top Polisher stonework ]
  • May operate machine to grind joints or grooves or cut shape stone moldings, fluted columns, panels, and decorative designs in building or monumental stones.

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