What Do Manufacturing Stone Cutters And Carvers Do

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Manufacturing Stone Cutters And Carvers

Manufacturing Stone Cutters And Carvers cut or carve stone according to diagrams and patterns.

Salary
$37370
Becoming One
Easy
Education
No degree required
Job Satisfaction
Low
Job Growth

Personality





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What they do

Manufacturing Stone Cutters And Carvers cut or carve stone according to diagrams and patterns.

  • Verify depths and dimensions of cuts or carvings to ensure adherence to specifications, blueprints, or models, using measuring instruments.
  • Move fingers over surfaces of carvings to ensure smoothness of finish.
  • Study artistic objects or graphic materials, such as models, sketches, or blueprints, to plan carving or cutting techniques.
  • Shape, trim or touch up roughed-out designs with appropriate tools to finish carvings.

Typical day

On a daily basis, Manufacturing Stone Cutters and Carvers select chisels, pneumatic or surfacing tools, or sandblasting nozzles and determine the sequence of use. They verify depths and dimensions of cuts or carvings to ensure adherence to specifications, blueprints, or models, using measuring instruments.

A typical day for a Manufacturing Stone Cutter and Carver will also include:

  • Cut, shape, and finish rough blocks of building or monumental stone, according to diagrams or patterns.
  • Carve designs or figures in full or bas relief on stone, employing knowledge of stone carving techniques and a sense of artistry to produce carvings consistent with designers’ plans.
  • Smooth surfaces of carvings, using rubbing stones.
  • Shape, trim or touch up roughed-out designs with appropriate tools to finish carvings.
  • Layout designs or dimensions from sketches or blueprints on stone surfaces, by freehand or by transferring them from tracing paper, using scribes or chalk, and measuring instruments.

Other responsibilities

Besides their typical day, Manufacturing Stone Cutters and Carvers also copy drawings on rough clay or plaster models. They may also guide nozzles over stone, following stencil outlines, or chip along marks to create designs or to work surfaces down to specified finishes.

On a weekly to monthly basis, Manufacturing Stone Cutters and Carvers load sandblasting equipment with abrasives, attach nozzles to hoses, and turn valves to admit compressed air and activate jets. They might also remove or add stencils during blasting to create differing cut depths, intricate designs, or rough, pitted finishes.

In addition, they drill holes and cut or carve moldings and grooves in stone, according to diagrams and patterns.

Although specific duties may vary, many of them smooth surfaces of carvings, using rubbing stones.

To some Manufacturing Stone Cutters and Carvers, it is also their responsibility to study artistic objects or graphic materials, such as models, sketches, or blueprints, to plan carving or cutting techniques.

Freedom to make decisions

How much decision making freedom does this job offer?

No freedom
0%

Very little freedom
20%

Limited freedom
44%

Some freedom
15%

A lot of freedom
21%

Structured vs unstructured work

To what extent is this job structured for you versus allowing you to determine your own tasks, priorities, and goals?

No freedom
0%

Very little freedom
15%

Limited freedom
12%

Some freedom
43%

A lot of freedom
31%


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What is the job like

Job satisfaction

Low

Is this job meaningful

Low

61% said they were satisfied with their job and 46% said they found their job meaningful.


Pros

Suitable for people who like practical and hands-on work.

Suitable for people who want to work in a supportive work environment.

It is easy to get into this career. Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required to get started.

Normal working hours (40 hours per week).

Cons

Not suitable for people who like to help and teach others.

One of the lowest paying jobs.

How much do they make

Average salary

$37370 per year

Average hourly wage

$18 per hour

Entry-level Manufacturing Stone Cutters And Carvers with little to no experience can expect to make anywhere between $25,490 to $29,190 per year or $12 to $14 per hour.

Salary range Hourly Annual
Highest (Top 10%) $26 $53,290
Senior (Top 25%) $21 $43,710
Middle (Mid 50%) $17 $35,440
Junior (Bottom 25%) $14 $29,190
No experience (Bottom 10%) $12 $25,490

What is the work day like

Working hours

Less than 40 hours
9%

40 hours
64%

More than 40 hours
27%

Working schedule

96%

4%

0%

Work with group or team

How important is it to work with others in a group or team in this job?

Not important at all
13%

Fairly important
7%

Important
11%

Very important
33%

Extremely important
36%

Deal with external customers

How important is it to work with customers in this job?

Not important at all
36%

Fairly important
9%

Important
16%

Very important
31%

Extremely important
9%

Manage or lead others

How important is it to coordinate or lead others in completing work activities in this job?

Not important at all
18%

Fairly important
12%

Important
7%

Very important
55%

Extremely important
8%

Email

How often do you use email in this job?

Once a week
2%

Every day
2%

Telephone

How often do you have telephone conversations in this job?

Once a week
2%

Every day
27%

Group discussions

How often do you have group discussions in this job?

Once a week
23%

Every day
58%

Public speaking

How often does this job require you to do public speaking?

Never
63%

Once a year
26%

Once a month
2%

Once a week
8%

Every day
0%

Frequency of conflict situations

How often are there conflict situations in this job?

Never
31%

Once a year
42%

Once a month
1%

Once a week
14%

Every day
12%

Dealing with angry people

How often do you have to deal with angry, unpleasant, or discourteous individuals in this job?

Never
43%

Once a year
32%

Once a month
20%

Once a week
1%

Every day
5%

Dealing with physically aggressive people

How often do you have to deal with physically aggressive people in this job?

Never
76%

Once a year
22%

Once a month
0%

Once a week
1%

Every day
1%

Level of competition

How much competitive pressure is in this job?

Not competitive at all
12%

Slightly competitive
12%

Moderately competitive
31%

Highly competitive
35%

Extremely competitive
10%

Repetition in this job

How important is repeating the same type of task over and over in this job?

Not important at all
6%

Fairly important
6%

Important
50%

Very Important
27%

Extremely Important
12%

Impact of decisions on co-workers or company results

What results do your decisions usually have on other people or the reputation or financial resources of your employer?

No impact
12%

Minor impact
14%

Moderate impact
22%

Important impact
35%

Very important impact
17%

Frequency of decision making

How frequently do you have to make decisions that affect other people, the financial resources, and/or the reputation of the company?

Never
18%

Once a year
31%

Once a month
4%

Once a week
17%

Every day
30%

Responsibility for others’ health and safety

How much responsibility is there for the health and safety of others in this job?

No responsibility
18%

Limited responsibility
3%

Moderate responsibility
5%

High responsibility
23%

Very high responsibility
50%

Responsibility for outcomes and results

How much responsibility is there for the work outcomes and results of other workers?

No responsibility
19%

Limited responsibility
11%

Moderate responsibility
15%

High responsibility
25%

Very high responsibility
30%

What is the work environment like

Office-style environment

Indoors in an environmentally controlled condition

Never
65%

Once a year or more
0%

Once a month or more
0%

Once a week or more
0%

Every day
35%

Warehouse-style environment

Indoors in a non-controlled environmental condition such as a warehouse

Never
37%

Once a year or more
3%

Once a month or more
2%

Once a week or more
1%

Every day
57%

Outdoors

Outdoors exposed to all weather conditions

Never
28%

Once a year or more
25%

Once a month or more
26%

Once a week or more
3%

Every day
19%

Outdoors – Under Cover

Outdoors but under cover (e.g. structure with roof but no walls)

Never
58%

Once a year or more
12%

Once a month or more
0%

Once a week or more
8%

Every day
21%

How to become one

Difficulty to become one

Easy
You may need some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience. Most careers in this difficulty category usually don’t require a degree. However, you will need a few months of on-the-job training with experienced employees. Similar careers include Customer Service Representatives, Security Guards, and Bank Tellers.

Required level of education

What level of education do you need to perform the job?

Less than a High School Diploma
22%

High School Diploma or equivalent
66%

Post-Secondary Certificate
6%

Some College Courses
1%

Associate’s Degree or similar
5%

Bachelor’s Degree
0%

Post-Baccalaureate Certificate
0%

Master’s Degree
0%

Post-Master’s Certificate
0%

First Professional Degree
0%

Doctoral Degree
1%

Post-Doctoral Training
0%

Relevant work experience

How much related work experience do you need to get hired for the job?

None
38%

1 month
5%

1 to 3 months
1%

3 to 6 months
3%

6 months to 1 year
2%

1 to 2 years
43%

2 to 4 years
7%

4 to 6 years
0%

6 to 8 years
0%

8 to 10 years
0%

Over 10 years
2%

On The Job Training

How much on the job training do you need to perform the job?

None or short demonstration
1%

1 month
22%

1 to 3 months
36%

3 to 6 months
14%

6 months to 1 year
17%

1 to 2 years
7%

2 to 4 years
1%

4 to 10 years
2%

Over 10 years
0%

Should you become one

Best personality for this career
The Builder

People with this personality type likes practical and hands-on work. They prefer working with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

100%

24%

86%

14%

24%

38%

You can read more about these career personality types here.

People who are suitable for this job tend to like work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They like working with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery.

They also like working with forms, designs, and patterns. They often require self-expression and the work can be done without following a clear set of rules.

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