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Stone Cutters and Carvers, Manufacturing - 51-9195.03

O*NET-SOC Description

Cut or carve stone according to diagrams and patterns.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Carver
  • Cutter
  • Granite Cutter
  • Polisher
  • Sandblast Carver
  • Sandblaster
  • Stone Carver
  • Stone Cutter
  • Stone Fabricator

SOC Occupation Groups

51-0000 Production Occupations
51-9000 Other Production Occupations
51-9190 Miscellaneous Production Workers
51-9195.00 Molders, Shapers, and Casters, Except Metal and Plastic
51-9195.03 Stone Cutters and Carvers, Manufacturing

Related Occupations


  • Carve designs or figures in full or bas relief on stone, employing knowledge of stone carving techniques and sense of artistry to produce carvings consistent with designers' plans.
  • Carve rough designs freehand or by chipping along marks on stone, using mallets and chisels or pneumatic tools.
  • Copy drawings on rough clay or plaster models.
  • Cut, shape, and finish rough blocks of building or monumental stone, according to diagrams or patterns.
  • Dress stone surfaces, using bushhammers.
  • Drill holes and cut or carve moldings and grooves in stone, according to diagrams and patterns.
  • Guide nozzles over stone, following stencil outlines, or chip along marks to create designs or to work surfaces down to specified finishes.
  • Lay out designs or dimensions from sketches or blueprints on stone surfaces, freehand or by transferring them from tracing paper, using scribes or chalk and measuring instruments.
  • Load sandblasting equipment with abrasives, attach nozzles to hoses, and turn valves to admit compressed air and activate jets.
  • Move fingers over surfaces of carvings to ensure smoothness of finish.
  • Remove or add stencils during blasting to create differing cut depths, intricate designs, or rough, pitted finishes.
  • Select chisels, pneumatic or surfacing tools, or sandblasting nozzles, and determine sequence of use.
  • Shape, trim, or touch up roughed-out designs with appropriate tools to finish carvings.
  • Smooth surfaces of carvings, using rubbing stones.
  • Study artistic objects or graphic materials, such as models, sketches, or blueprints, to plan carving or cutting techniques.
  • Verify depths and dimensions of cuts or carvings to ensure adherence to specifications, blueprints, or models, using measuring instruments.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Apply decorative masonry finishes.
  • Attach decorative or functional accessories to products.
  • Cut industrial materials in preparation for fabrication or processing.
  • Draw guide lines or markings on materials or workpieces using patterns or other references.
  • Drill holes in parts, equipment, or materials.
  • Engrave designs, text, or other markings onto materials, workpieces, or products.
  • Inspect finishes of workpieces or finished products.
  • Load materials into production equipment.
  • Measure dimensions of completed products or workpieces to verify conformance to specifications.
  • Polish materials, workpieces, or finished products.
  • Remove accessories, tools, or other parts from equipment.
  • Review blueprints or other instructions to determine operational methods or sequences.
  • Select production equipment according to product specifications.
  • Trim excess material from workpieces.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Allied Trades Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Sandblaster, Stone
  • Stone Carver
  • Stonecutter, Hand

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Sandblaster, Stone
  • Sandblaster, Stone Apprentice
  • Stone Carver
  • Stonecutter Apprentice, Hand
  • Stonecutter, Hand