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
Safety and Government
- public safety and security
Education and Training
- teaching and course design
- thinking about the pros and cons of different ways to solve a problem
- figuring out how to use new ideas or things
- 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
- 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:
You might use software like this on the job:
Analytical or scientific software
- Gregg Software Gregg Rock-It
- ProEst Software ProEst Estimating
- RISA Technologies RISA-3D
Examples of Registered Apprenticeship programs include:
- Marble Setter
- Monument Setter