On the Job
Stonemasons build stone structures, such as piers or walls. They may lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, or floors.
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 decorative masonry finishes.
- Apply mortar.
- Cut tile, stone, or other masonry materials.
- Dig holes or trenches.
- Drill holes in construction materials.
- Install masonry materials.
- Load materials into construction equipment.
- Mark reference points on construction materials.
- 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.
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- The freedom to determine tasks, priorities, and goals.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- Working with a group or team.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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