Planer Stone

Set up and operate planing machines to shape surfaces of stone blocks.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Planer Stones do?

Sets up and operates planing machine to shape, smooth, and square surface of stone blocks and slabs: Positions stone block on machine bed, using hoist, and secures it in place on bed with clamps. Measures and marks stone, using pattern, tape measure, and marking pencil. Installs and adjusts cutting tool in machine chuck, using wrench, and starts machine. Pulls levers and turns wheels to regulate cutting speed and depth of cut. Cuts specified design by hand in portion of stone that cannot be cut by machine, and smooths edges of stone, using mallet, chisel, and file. May shape and sharpen cutting tools on grindstone according to specifications. May replace worn or broken parts, using handtools, and lubricate machine.


Should I be a Planer Stone?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.

  • Also known as: Stone Banker

    How to become a Planer Stone

    Planer Stones generally graduate from high school and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Associate’s degree to increase your chances of finding a good job. Check out these schools offering Planer Stone-related education!
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