The stoneinstaller moves the finished blocks to the site. He is responsible for their installation: stairs, work surfaces, credenza, floors… He has excellent adaptability qualities, he can adjust the elements if necessary directly on site. The last link in the manufacturing chain, he is careful and rigorous. It requires excellent knowledge of stone and is able to inform the customer (installation, maintenance…).
WE INTERVIEWED DOMINIQUE, A MARBLE MASON IN THE SANSONE WORKSHOPS FOR MORE THAN 20 YEARS, IN ORDER TO LEARN MORE ABOUT HER TRADE.
- What led you to do this job?
“It was my father who brought me to this trade, it is thanks to him that I was hired in a marble workshop at the age of 22. For seven years, I learned to work with marble, granite and stone. I then joined the Sansone company in 1998 where I was able to share my know-how and perfect my knowledge.”
- What do you find interesting in this job?
“I love working with stone (granite, marble…). I have a particular penchant for polishing, a task in which I feel very comfortable. Over the years, I have become versatile and thanks to my experience, I am now able to cut with a saw, cut with a hammer and a brichot, sand with a grinder or polish with a hose.
I am totally versatile in the company. I know 90% of the granites and almost as much of the marbles and I can work on all the machines: cutters, polishing machines, diamond core drill, digital lathe… What satisfies me the most is the final result as well as the customer’s satisfaction at the handover. “