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Lays building materials, such as brick, structural tile, and concrete cinder, glass, gypsum, and terra cotta block (except stone) to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures:  Measures distance from reference points and marks guidelines on working surface to lay out work.  Spreads soft bed (layer) of mortar that serves as base and binder for block, using trowel.  Applies mortar to end of block and positions block in mortar bed.  Taps block with trowel to level, align, and embed in mortar, allowing specified thickness of joint.  Removes excess mortar from face of block, using trowel. Finishes mortar between brick with pointing tool or trowel. Breaks bricks to fit spaces too small for whole brick, using edge of trowel or brick hammer.  Determines vertical and horizontal alignment of courses, using plumb bob, gaugeline (tightly stretched cord), and level.  Fastens brick or terra cotta veneer to face of structures, with tie wires embedded in mortar between bricks, or in anchor holes in veneer brick. May weld metal parts to steel structural members.

O*NET Code: 47-2021.00
DOT Code: 861-381.018
AIMS Code: 0052

Brickmasons, blockmasons, and stonemasons (or, simply, masons) use bricks, concrete blocks, and natural stones to build fences, walkways, walls, and other structures. You must inform MAP If you are a brickmason, blockmason or stonemason and has other specialized skills construction trade expertise. Use the Specialized Skills Summary form below.

Specialized Skills Summary

Please fill in the form below to enter your specialized skills. Use the blank box for additional information regarding your specialized skills. Your other specialized skills may give you more eligibility for an interview. You will be contacted by MAP after submitting this form.

First Name:
Last Name:
Address Street 1:
Address Street 2:
Zip Code: (5 digits)
Daytime Phone:
Evening Phone:
1st Trade Choice:  
Bricklayer or Brickmason, Blockmason, or Stonemason
For your 2nd Trade Choice: Please hover the "Trades" menu button over by using your mouse, a drop down menu will open then click on your 2nd Trade Choice.
Specialized Skills: Check all your specialized skills below:
Masonry Units and Installation Techniques
Residential Masonry
Grout and Other Reinforcement
Metal Work in Masonry
Advanced Laying Techniques
Construction Techniques and Moisture Control
Elevated Work
Construction Inspection and Quality Control
Masonry in High-Rise Construction
Specialized Materials and Techniques
Repair and Restoration
Commercial Drawings
Project Planning  
Are you currently working in construction? Yes   No   Full-Time   Part-Time   Laid-Off
What Trade(s):
Company's Name:
Enter your specialized skills not mentioned above or just enter your comments.