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Rock Splitters, Quarry

Also called: Driller, Quarry Worker, Rock Splitter, Stone Splitter

Where in the Marine Corps? In the Marine Corps: Quarrying Specialist (RC)

What they do:
Separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass using jackhammer and wedges.
On the job, you would:
  • Locate grain line patterns to determine how rocks will split when cut.
  • Remove pieces of stone from larger masses, using jackhammers, wedges, and other tools.
  • Insert wedges and feathers into holes, and drive wedges with sledgehammers to split stone sections from masses.


Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical


Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Controlled Movement
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Social Orientation
  • Attention to Detail
  • Concern for Others


You might use software like this on the job:

Facilities management software
  • Maintenance reporting software
Time accounting software
  • Time reporting software
Data base user interface and query software
  • Data entry software


Education: (rated 1 of 5)
no high school diploma/GED or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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