Brickmasons and Blockmasons:

Lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, and terra-cotta block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $47,280.00
Average Time to Fill 39 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 1,944
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 2.64 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Following Directions
Resource Allocation

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Performing General Physical Activities

Lay masonry material such as brick, block, paver, stone, or tile
Apply plaster, stucco, or joint compound mixtures to walls or ceilings
Replace damaged masonry material such as bricks or tile
Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
Repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Finish concrete surfaces
Repair damaged masonry material such as bricks or tile
Repair masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Perform concrete fabrication
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Build masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Review construction specifications
Install construction support structures such as lathing, back up frames, or metal studs
Erect scaffold on work site
Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas
Remove excess materials from finished construction projects
Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities
Move heavy objects in construction, extraction, or mining settings
Climb ladders, scaffolding, and structures to reach work

Handling and Moving Objects

Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities
Mix masonry materials such as mortar, grout, slurry, or concrete
Level sand, dirt, concrete, or gravel bedding or foundation
Align masonry materials
Prepare sites or surfaces for concrete, masonry, or related construction work
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Apply protective sealants or coatings
Weld metal parts and components
Weld metal structures
Fabricate manufactured products, parts, or components by hand
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured tile or masonry products by hand
Apply grouting or mortar
Shape stone, tile, brick, or related masonry products
Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

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