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) 2,418
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 11.69 %

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Performing General Physical Activities

Lay masonry material such as brick, block, paver, stone, or tile
Build masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Perform concrete fabrication
Install construction support structures such as lathing, back up frames, or metal studs
Mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces
Repair cracks, defects, or damage in installed building materials
Erect scaffold on work site
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Review construction specifications
Replace damaged masonry material such as bricks or tile
Protect structures or surfaces near work areas to avoid damage
Repair masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Finish concrete surfaces
Repair damaged masonry material such as bricks or tile
Fit construction materials such as wood
Install roofing materials such as shingles, tile, slate, or asphalt
Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed
Repair prefabricated wooden building components
Perform structural repair or assembly work
Remodel residential or commercial structures
Apply plaster, stucco, or joint compound mixtures to walls or ceilings
Move heavy objects in construction, extraction, or mining settings
Remove excess materials from finished construction projects
Install drywall, plasterboard, or wallboard
Install glass in windows, skylights, or other structural surfaces
Install sheet metal assemblies in supportive framework
Construct wooden frameworks or structures
Install storm, sanitation, or water piping systems above and below ground
Install prefabricated building components
Install wooden structural components such as sub flooring, rough framing, or partitions
Install shock-absorbing or acoustical paneling or tiles on wall or ceiling
Install siding or sheeting materials
Erect supports and hangers for equipment and piping
Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas
Move materials, equipment, or supplies
Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities
Install insulating materials
Join wood or other construction materials
Clean work sites
Load/Unload containers, materials, or products
Climb ladders, scaffolding, and structures to reach work

Handling and Moving Objects

Prepare sites or surfaces for concrete, masonry, or related construction work
Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick
Level sand, dirt, concrete, or gravel bedding or foundation
Mix masonry materials such as mortar, grout, slurry, or concrete
Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities
Align masonry materials
Cut construction material
Apply grouting or mortar
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Apply protective sealants or coatings
Sand metal or plastic objects
Shape stone, tile, brick, or related masonry products
Spread concrete or other aggregate mixtures
Prepare building surfaces for paint, finishes, wallpaper, or adhesives
Polish stone or concrete using a surfacing machine
Shape construction materials such as wood
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured tile or masonry products by hand
Mix paint or other finishes according to instructions
Paint surfaces such as walls
Dismantle equipment or temporary structures
Prepare explosives for detonation
Perform basic plumbing
Install water or sewer treatment plant equipment

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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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