Stone Trimmer

Tend trimming machines to trim rough roofing slates.
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Quick Stats


Salary Range
$20,000 – $45,000

Data from U.S. Department of Labor


What do Stone Trimmers do?

Tends trimming machine fitted with rotary cutting knives or single blade on spring pole to trim rough roofing slate to largest size that slabs will make: Sets notched bar that enables slab to be cut to desired size. Holds irregular slate slab beneath rotating cutting blade to trim edges. Turns slab and trims other edges. Sharpens cutting knives on grinding wheel. May split flagstone along cut line, using hammer and chisel.


Should I be a Stone Trimmer?

You should have a high school degree or higher and share these traits:
  • Detail Oriented: You pay close attention to all the little details.
  • Independent: You enjoy flying solo and doing things your own way.
  • Reliable: You can always be counted on to do a good job.

  • Also known as: Guillotine Trimmer, Heel-Seat Trimmer, Rolled-Seat Trimmer, Seat Trimmer, Shuttlecock-Feather Trimmer, Side Trimmer See More

    How to become a Stone Trimmer

    Most Stone Trimmers 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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