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Channeling Machine Runner

Operate electrically powered machines to cut the channels in quarry stones.

What does a Channeling Machine Runner do?

Operates track-mounted steam or electrically powered machine to cut channels in quarry stone to facilitate separating stone blocks from mass: Lays track for machine along line at which stone is to be split. Moves levers to start machine moving across face of stone, and to control vertical reciprocating drills which cut shallow channel by shattering action applied to surface of stone. Lubricates machine and replaces dulled bits and worn or damaged parts. May operate portable channeling equipment.