Quarry Plug and Feather Driller

Separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass.
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Salary Range
$19,000 – $43,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Quarry Plug and Feather Drillers do?

Separates blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass, using jackhammer, wedges, and feathers: Marks desired dimensions on stone, using rule and chalkline, and cuts groove along outline, using chisel. Drills holes along outline with jackhammer [JACKHAMMER OPERATOR]. Inserts wedges and feathers into holes and drives wedges with sledgehammer to split stone from mass. May set charge of explosives to split rock [BLASTER]. May drill holes into side of stone broken from mass, insert dogs or attach sling, and direct movement of stone from area. May be designated according to type of stone separated as Sandstone Splitter.


Should I be a Quarry Plug and Feather Driller?

You should have a certificate degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Trustworthy: You are known for your personal integrity and honesty.
  • Helpful: You always keep an eye out for what other people need.

  • How to Become a
    Quarry Plug and Feather Driller

    Most Quarry Plug and Feather Drillers have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate or Doctorate degree to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9aaaao&chl=no+college+%2881%25%29|||||doctorate+%2819%25%29&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,81,81
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