7113-Stonemasons, stone cutters, splitters and carvers

Job Title ( International classification ): 
Stonemasons, stone cutters, splitters and carvers
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Job Description: 
Stonemasons, stone cutters, splitters and carvers cut and shape hard and soft stone blocks and slabs for the construction and maintenance of stone structures and monumental masonry, and carve designs and figures in stone.

Main Tasks include -

  • (a) driving wedges into quarried stone to break it into slabs or blocks
  • (b) selecting and grading slabs and blocks of granite, marble, and other stone
  • (c) cutting, shaping and finishing building and monumental stone such as granite or marble by using hand or hand-powered tools
  • (d) making patterns and marking shapes on stone for subsequent sawing, planing, drilling and other dressing and cutting operations
  • (e) cutting and carving characters, figures or designs on stone blocks used for monuments or memorials
  • (f) setting stone in the erection of monuments and memorials
  • (g) repairing and replacing stonework on old buildings, churches and monuments

Examples of the occupations classified here:
- Stone Carver
- Stone Cutter
- Granite Cutter


Some related occupations classified elsewhere:
- Wall and floor tiler -7122
- Machine operator (stone cutting or processing) - 8112

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