Brickmasons and Blockmasons
On the Job
Brickmasons and Blockmasons use bricks, concrete blocks, and natural stones to build fences, walkways, walls, and other structures.
This career requires physical strength and time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Align masonry materials.
- Apply mortar.
- Apply sealants or other protective coatings.
- Cut tile, stone, or other masonry materials.
- Install masonry materials.
- Mark reference points on construction materials.
- Inspect work sites to determine condition or necessary repairs.
- Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
- Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities.
- Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities.
Typical Working Conditions
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Working with a group or team.
- Having telephone conversations.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
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