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Quarry Worker / Blaster

2

Statewide
Job Postings
431st

Out of 439
Jobs In-Demand
100

Currently Employed
in Indiana
$13.14 - $19.55

Avg. Hourly Wage
Indiana
$13.00 - $20.09

Avg. Hourly Wage
USA
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Quarry Worker / Blaster - Indiana Regions Overview:

The graph above shows that there were 2 job postings for the occupation of Quarry Worker / Blaster in Indiana during 2013 and 2014. The vertical bar chart shows which regions had the most demand for Quarry Worker / Blaster. These numbers represent current demand as advertised in online job postings and do not necessarily indicate projected job growth in the future. Nevertheless, these numbers are a valid barometer for gauging recent job demand statewide and regionally in Indiana.

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What Quarry Worker / Blaster Do:

Separate blocks of rough dimension stone from quarry mass using jackhammer and wedges.

Common Job Activities:

  • Cut slabs of stone into sheets that will be used for floors or counters.
  • Set charges of explosives to split rock.
  • Locate grain line patterns to determine how rocks will split when cut.
  • Drill holes along outlines, using jackhammers.
  • Drill holes into sides of stones broken from masses, insert dogs or attach slings, and direct removal of stones.
  • 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.
  • Mark dimensions or outlines on stone prior to cutting, using rules and chalk lines.
  • Cut grooves along outlines, using chisels.

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