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Previous relevant work experience

The tasks a Stone Dresser, Hand is expected to perform include:

Chipping and chiselling stones to required size and shape

Joining surface using hand tools

Examining and selecting blocks of granite, marble or other stone

Placing the blocks in working position

Measures the blocks with measuring instruments

Marking the blocks according to specification for cutting

Chipping off unwanted portions

Sprinkling water over stone to serve as coolant

Finishing it to required size and shape

Checking size and shape frequently while chipping

Drilling holes, if required

Competent in drilling holes and grooves in stone, according to diagrams and patterns

Knowledge of selecting chisels, pneumatic or surfacing tools and determining sequence of use

Competent in copying drawings on rough stone

Knowledge of using scribes or chalk and measuring instruments

Ability to use hammers, chisels and power tools

Knowledge of drilling holes in stone, if required

Ability to cut decorative designs on stone surfaces

Good hand-eye co-ordination

Ability to follow instructions

Attention to detail

Time management skills

Team player

Physically fit

It is not a desk job

May need to handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company Shift system maybe available

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This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous as per The Building and other Construction Worker's Act (Regulation Of Employment And Conditions Of Service), 1996

Occupational hazards include physical strain, tiredness, back aches, joint pain, fatigue, stress, etc.

Health risks include exposure to different weathers, sunlight, electrical lines, gas pipes, etc.

For candidates with upto 2 years of experience INR 12,000 to INR 16,500 per month

For candidates with 2 to 5 years of experience INR 16,500 to INR 20,500 per month

For candidates with over 5 years of experience INR 20,500 to INR 23,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Growth of Construction Sector in India

The market value of construction sector in India is projected to expand up to11,954 billion by 2017. Continuously increasing infrastructure spending levels of the government has made the industry highly attractive among foreign investors in the recent years.

The Construction sectors growth is expected to reach 7.5 percent by 2016-17 from current growth rates of 5.6 percent and is expected to contribute significantly to the countrys GDP in the next five years thereby showing its vital importance for the economic growth of the nation.

Construction sector is the2ndlargest employer in the country. The sector currently employs over 45 million employees and is slated to employ more than 76 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of approximately 31 million jobs in the 9 year period.This indicates good job prospects for Stone Dresser, Hand and other professionals.

Local construction companies across India

Private contractors across India

Towns and cities across India