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Quarrying Specialist Details


OVERVIEW
Quarrying specialists help construct airfields, roads, dams and buildings by moving tons of earth and materials with heavy types of machinery. They operate powered machines that are used in cleaning, crushing, drilling, grading and detonating rock at construction sites.


JOB DUTIES

  • Operate air compressors, pneumatic tools, hydraulic-powered rock drills, rock crushers, screening equipment
  • Run the support equipment during crushing and screening (e.g., generators, conveyors, light sets and pumps)


TRAINING

Ten weeks of Basic Combat Training and five weeks of Advanced Individual Training. Part of this time is spent in the classroom, and part in the field with on-the-job instructions.

Advanced Individual Training: 5 weeks at Fort Leonard Wood, MO

Some of the skills you'll learn are:
  • Operation of different types of equipment
  • Maintenance and repair of equipment
  • General construction principles and information


REQUIRED ASVAB SCORE(S)

General Maintenance (GM): 93

HELPFUL SKILLS
  • Interest in operating quarry construction equipment
  • Preference for working outdoors
  • Interest in explosives and blasting techniques


FUTURE CIVILIAN CAREERS

The skills you learn will help prepare you for a career with building contractors, state highway agencies, rock quarries, well drillers and construction firms.