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What Is a Granite Fabricator and How to Become One

What Does a Granite Fabricator Do?

A granite fabricator turns a cut piece of stone into a polished piece of granite to use for a countertop surface or other home décor. Your responsibilities as a granite fabricator are to fabricate the piece and polish its top and edges. You may also help a homeowner find the right piece of granite to fit their design. Your duties also include making custom pieces of granite to fit odd-shaped or large surfaces, installing the granite piece, and inspecting the final product for flaws, such as scratches or cracks. Some granite fabricators also work with other types of stone.

How to Become a Granite Fabricator

The qualifications you need to become a granite fabricator include a high school diploma or GED certificate and previous work experience cutting, polishing, and installing granite. You also need a valid driver’s license to complete installations. Some companies hire candidates for entry-level roles and have them train under the supervision of an experienced fabricator. These positions help you build your fabrication skills, gain experience with specialized tools, and learn the ability to inspect pieces for flaws. You can enter a non-entry-level role with at least two years of on-the-job experience or completion of a stone fabricator vocational training program. Fabrication, stone-working, and renovation companies typically hire granite fabricators.