Marble Carver

Stone Sculptor


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Previous relevant work experience

The tasks a Stone Carver is expected to perform include:

Carving out figures, letters and artistic designs on stone blocks, slabs or pillars using hand tools

Studying drawings, designs, models, nature of carving and artistic features

Selecting appropriate stone such as granite, green stone, soap stone, marble, etc.

Placing stone in working position

Laying out figures, designs, on surface of stone with chalk, pencil or ochre solution

Freehand sketching with drawing instruments, tracingpapers or by taking measurements from model

Applying thin layer of oil, if using granite stone

Carving out roughly along outline using hand hammer

Chiselling different shapes and sizes

Filing rough surfaces and brushing off dust

Sprinkling water on rough carving

Drilling holes with hand drill, as designed, using water as lubricant

Smoothening object to desired finish by rubbing with stones

Checking work frequently against sketch or model while carving to ensure accuracy

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

Equipped to use hammers, chisels and power tools

Proficient in cutting deep slits using saw blades

Proficient in cuttingdecorative designs on stone surfaces

Equipped to inlay with lead or stone of different colours

Competent in carving out letters and figures

Competent in making clay model of carving to be done

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Good hand-eye co-ordination

Ability to follow instructions

Attention to detail

Time management

Team player

Physically fit

It is a not 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

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needsThis job is suitable for candidates with One Leg (OL) and Hearing Impaired (HH)

This job is not listed as hazardous or dangerous as per The Factories Act, 1948 (section 87)

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

Health risks include exposure to heavy instruments and extreme temperatures, sharp chisels, stone particles, etc

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

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

For candidates with over 5 years 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 Carver and other professionals in the industry.

Local construction companies across India

Private contractors across India

Towns and cities across India