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Also called: Mason, Stone Derrickman and Rigger, Stone Mason, Stone Setter

What they do:
Build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and floors.
On the job, you would:
  • Lay out wall patterns or foundations, using straight edge, rule, or staked lines.
  • Shape, trim, face and cut marble or stone preparatory to setting, using power saws, cutting equipment, and hand tools.
  • Set vertical and horizontal alignment of structures, using plumb bob, gauge line, and level.


Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • design
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security
Education and Training
  • teaching and course design


Basic Skills
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
  • figuring out how to use new ideas or things
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
  • changing what is done based on other people's actions
  • understanding people's reactions


  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Physical Strength
  • lift, push, pull, or carry
  • use your lower back and stomach
Ideas and Logic
  • notice when problems happen


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Achievement/Effort
  • Initiative
  • Persistence
  • Leadership
  • Independence


You might use software like this on the job:

Analytical or scientific software
  • Gregg Software Gregg Rock-It
  • ProEst Software ProEst Estimating
Accounting software
  • Intuit QuickBooks
Computer aided design CAD software
  • RISA Technologies RISA-3D


Education: (rated 3 of 5)
no high school diploma/GED or
high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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