Rock Splitter

Split rough dimension stones into smaller units, such as ashlar or rubble.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $38,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Rock Splitters do?

Splits rough dimension stone into smaller units, such as paving blocks, ashlar, or rubble, using airhammer, wedges, and shims: Scans stone to determine rift and grain lines of splitting, usually at right angles to each other. Chips rough edges from stone, using chipping hammer. May be designated according to product made as Paving-Block Cutter II. May split rough slabs of slat into sheets for use as coping, flooring, and roofing and be designated Slate Splitter.


Should I be a Rock Splitter?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Calm Under Pressure: You keep your cool when dealing with highly stressful situations.

  • How to become a Rock Splitter

    Most Rock Splitters have no higher education and get on-the-job training. Think about earning a Certificate to increase your competitiveness in the field. Chart?chd=s:9maaaa&chl=no+college+%2862%25%29|certificate+%2838%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,62,62
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