Builds stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lays walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and floors.
This career is part of the Architecture and Construction cluster Construction pathway, Maintenance and Operations pathway.
A person in this career:
- Lays out wall patterns or foundations, using straight edge, rule, or staked lines.
- Shapes, trims, faces and cuts marble or stone preparatory to setting, using power saws, cutting equipment, and hand tools.
- Sets vertical and horizontal alignment of structures, using plumb bob, gauge line, and level.
- Mixes mortar or grout and pours or spreads mortar or grout on marble slabs, stone, or foundation.
- Removes wedges, fills joints between stones, finishes joints between stones, using a trowel, and smooths the mortar to an attractive finish, using a tuck pointer.
- Sets stone or marble in place, according to layout or pattern.
- Cleans excess mortar or grout from surface of marble, stone, or monument, using sponge, brush, water, or acid.
- Lays brick to build shells of chimneys and smokestacks or to line or reline industrial furnaces, kilns, boilers and similar installations.
- Replaces broken or missing masonry units in walls or floors.
- Smooths, polishes, and bevels surfaces, using hand tools and power tools.