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Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters

Help brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, or tile and marble setters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying, or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Mix mortar, plaster, and grout, manually or using machines, according to standard formulas.
    • Erect scaffolding or other installation structures.
    • Cut materials to specified sizes for installation, using power saws or tile cutters.
    • Modify material moving, mixing, grouting, grinding, polishing, or cleaning procedures, according to installation or material requirements.
    • Transport materials, tools, or machines to installation sites, manually or using conveyance equipment.
    • Provide assistance in the preparation, installation, repair, or rebuilding of tile, brick, or stone surfaces.
    • Locate and supply materials to masons for installation, following drawings or numbered sequences.
    • Arrange or store materials, machines, tools, or equipment.
    • Clean installation surfaces, equipment, tools, work sites, or storage areas, using water, chemical solutions, oxygen lances, or polishing machines.
    • Move or position materials such as marble slabs, using cranes, hoists, or dollies.
    • Remove excess grout or residue from tile or brick joints, using sponges or trowels.
    • Apply grout between joints of bricks or tiles, using grouting trowels.
    • Apply caulk, sealants, or other agents to installed surfaces.
    • Remove damaged tile, brick, or mortar, and clean or prepare surfaces, using pliers, hammers, chisels, drills, wire brushes, or metal wire anchors.
    • Correct surface imperfections or fill chipped, cracked, or broken bricks or tiles, using fillers, adhesives, or grouting materials.

    Skills

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    • Critical Thinking

      Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

    • Monitoring

      Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Trunk Strength

      The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.

    • Multilimb Coordination

      The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

    • Static Strength

      The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.

    Knowledge

    • Building and Construction

      Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

    • Mechanical

      Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.

    • Design

      Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 37290/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 17.93/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 480
    • Yearly Projected Openings 70

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They do well at jobs that need:
    • Dependability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Self Control
    • Cooperation
    • Initiative
    • Persistence

    Tools

    • Trowels
    • Power saws
    • Caulking guns
    • Blow torch
    • Air compressors

    Technology

    • Project management software
    • Graphics or photo imaging software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided design CAD software
    • Accounting software

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