Splitter Operator

Tend pneumatic chipping machines to split rough slabs of stones.
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Quick Stats

Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor

What do Splitter Operators do?

Tends pneumatic chipping machine to split rough slabs of stone: Marks dimensions on stone, according to specifications, using rule and chalk. Lifts guide track onto stone and aligns track with marks on stone. Positions wagon over track, inserts chisel in chuck of airhammer, mounts airhammer on wagon, and lowers chisel into opening in guide track. Presses lever to start airhammer and pushes wagon and airhammer back and forth over guide track to split stone.

Should I be a Splitter Operator?

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.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • Also known as: Jackhammer-Splitter Operator, Slitter Sheeter Operator

    How to become a Splitter Operator

    Most Splitter Operators 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:9iaaaa&chl=no+college+%2888%25%29|certificate+%2812%25%29||||&cht=p3&chs=466x180&chxr=0,88,88
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