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Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, & Tile & Marble Setters

Also called: Bricklayer Helper, Helper, Hod Carrier, Mason Tender

Where in the military? In the military: see titles from the Marine Corps or Navy.

What they do:
Help brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, or tile and marble setters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.
On the job, you would:
  • Mix mortar, plaster, and grout, manually or using machines, according to standard formulas.
  • Erect scaffolding or other installation structures.
  • Cut materials to specified sizes for installation, using power saws or tile cutters.

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

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

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Dependability
  • Attention to Detail
  • Self Control
  • Cooperation
  • Initiative
  • Persistence

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software
  • CPR Visual Estimator
  • Daystar iStructural.com
Computer aided design CAD software
  • EasyCAD Iris 2D
  • TileGem
Accounting software
  • Intuit QuickBooks software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Get started on your career:

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Job Outlook

Bright Outlook
New job opportunities are very likely in the future.
Salary
$28,220
per year, on average
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