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.

Median Annual Wage: $28,830

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (58%); Less than high school diploma (24%); Post-secondary certificate (12%)

Projected Growth: Much faster than average (22% or higher)

Related Job Titles: Helper; Mason Tender; Hod Carrier; Bricklayer Helper; Brick and Blocker Aid, Labor; Helper, Marble Finisher; Lead Mason Tender; Mason Tender, Restoration Labor; Mortar Mixer; Tender, Labor

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters.

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  • 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.
  • Clean installation surfaces, equipment, tools, work sites, or storage areas, using water, chemical solutions, oxygen lances, or polishing machines.
  • Arrange or store materials, machines, tools, or equipment.
  • 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.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters.

  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Troubleshooting - Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters.

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