Plasterers and Stucco Masons
On the Job
Plasterers and Stucco Masons apply plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials to walls.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Clean equipment or facilities.
- Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities.
- Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities.
- Prepare surfaces for finishing.
- Protect structures or surfaces near work areas to avoid damage.
- Apply decorative or textured finishes or coverings.
- Assemble temporary equipment or structures.
- Fabricate parts or components.
- Install insulation in equipment or structures.
- Install trim or paneling.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Working with a group or team.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
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