Help brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, or tile and marble setters by performing duties of lesser skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.
- Clean installation surfaces, equipment, tools, work sites, and storage areas, using water, chemical solutions, oxygen lances, or polishing machines.
- Provide assistance in the preparation, installation, repair, and/or rebuilding of tile, brick, or stone surfaces.
- Transport materials, tools, and machines to installation sites, manually or using conveyance equipment.
- Modify material moving, mixing, grouting, grinding, polishing, or cleaning procedures according to installation or material requirements.
- Apply caulk, sealants, or other agents to installed surfaces.
- Apply grout between joints of bricks or tiles, using grouting trowels.
- Arrange and store materials, machines, tools, and equipment.
- Cut materials to specified sizes for installation, using power saws or tile cutters.
- Erect scaffolding or other installation structures.
- Mix mortar, plaster, and grout, manually or using machines, according to standard formulas.
- Remove damaged tile, brick, or mortar, and clean and prepare surfaces, using pliers, hammers, chisels, drills, wire brushes, and metal wire anchors.
- Remove excess grout and residue from tile or brick joints, using sponges or trowels.
- Select or locate and supply materials to masons for installation, following drawings or numbered sequences.
- Correct surface imperfections or fill chipped, cracked or broken bricks or tiles, using fillers, adhesives, and grouting materials.
- Move or position materials such as marble slabs, using cranes, hoists, or dollies.
- Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
- Education - These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
- Training - Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
- Experience - Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
- Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
- Helpers--Painters, Paperhangers, Plasterers, and Stucco Masons
- Reinforcing Iron and Rebar Workers
- Tile and Marble Setters