Stone Driller

Operate drills to bore holes in blocks or slabs of granite.
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Salary Range
$18,000 – $49,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Stone Drillers do?

Operates drill to bore holes in blocks or slabs of granite, slate, marble, or sandstone, according to specifications: Places block of stone on machine bed and secures it in position for drilling, using electric hoist, wedges, and wooden blocks. Measures and marks block for drilling, using rule or template and marking pencil. Selects and installs specified bit in drill and starts machine. Pulls lever and turns wheels to regulate speed of machine, flow of water, and drilling speed. May drill holes in stone, using pneumatic hand drill. May sharpen drill bits, using grindstone. May be designated according to type of machine operated as Drill Operator, Pneumatic; Radial-Drill Operator; or according to material drilled as Slate Cutter.


Should I be a Stone Driller?

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.
  • Levelheaded: You hold your emotions in check, even in tough situations.
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.

  • How to become a Stone Driller

    Stone Drillers 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 Stone Driller-related education!
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