Stonemasons

Architecture & Construction > Construction

Projected Growth: Faster than average

1900+
Projected Job Openings

Medium Preparation Needed

Job Description

Your job is to Build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and floors.

Common job titles of Stonemasons include:
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Experience and Education

Previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is required for these occupations. For example, an electrician must have completed three or four years of apprenticeship or several years of vocational training, and often must have passed a licensing exam, in order to perform the job.

  • 38.1% said they needed a Less than a High School Diploma.

  • 32.37% said they needed a High School Diploma.

Tasks

    Shape, trim, face and cut marble or stone preparatory to setting, using power saws, cutting equipment, and hand tools.

    Mix mortar or grout and pour or spread mortar or grout on marble slabs, stone, or foundation.

    Set stone or marble in place, according to layout or pattern.

    Clean excess mortar or grout from surface of marble, stone, or monument, using sponge, brush, water, or acid.

    Lay out wall patterns or foundations, using straight edge, rule, or staked lines.

    Remove wedges, fill joints between stones, finish joints between stones, using a trowel, and smooth the mortar to an attractive finish, using a tuck pointer.

    Drill holes in marble or ornamental stone and anchor brackets in holes.

    Lay brick to build shells of chimneys and smokestacks or to line or reline industrial furnaces, kilns, boilers and similar installations.

    Remove sections of monument from truck bed, and guide stone onto foundation, using skids, hoist, or truck crane.

    Smooth, polish, and bevel surfaces, using hand tools and power tools.

    Replace broken or missing masonry units in walls or floors.

    Set vertical and horizontal alignment of structures, using plumb bob, gauge line, and level.

    Line interiors of molds with treated paper and fill molds with composition-stone mixture.

    Position mold along guidelines of wall, press mold in place, and remove mold and paper from wall.

    Dig trench for foundation of monument, using pick and shovel.

    Construct and install prefabricated masonry units.

    Repair cracked or chipped areas of stone or marble, using blowtorch and mastic, and remove rough or defective spots from concrete, using power grinder or chisel and hammer.

Tools

Wooden templates

Wet-dry vacuums

Wet stone saws

Vixen files

Vertical shaft mixers

Vacuum lifts

Tuck pointers

All Tools

Truck cranes

Transit levels

Tooth chisels

Swing-stage scaffolds

Story pole tape measures

Stone splitting wedges

Stone splitters

Stone routers

Stone polishers

Stone nippers

Stone mason’s hammers

Stone lifting clamps

Stone grinders

Stone dollies

Stone cleaning sponges

Steel wire stone brushes

Steam cleaning equipment

Stationary scaffolds

Slab trolleys

Shims

Setting bars

Sandblasters

Safety masks

Safety harnesses

Safety goggles

Rubber mallets

Round point shovels

Rope and pulley systems

Rondel chisels

Rock picks

Rigging equipment

Protective ear plugs

Protective ear muffs

Power hoists

Portable cranes

Polishing machines

Pointing trowels

Point chisels

Pneumatic stone grinders

Pneumatic chisels

Pneumatic air compressors

Pitching chisels

Pinch bars

Personal computers

Pan mixers

Oxygen lances

Mortar hoes

Mixing drills

Mini grinders

Measuring tapes

Masonry utility knives

Masonry straight edges

Masonry saws

Masonry safety glasses

Masonry plumb bobs

Masonry levels

Masonry hard hats

Masonry forklifts

Margin trowels

Lifting suction cups

Lifting spreaders

Lifelines

Lewis pins

Laser plumb bobs

Laser levels

Jointers

Jackhammers

Hydraulic jacks

Hydraulic hoists

Horizontal shaft mixers

Heating torches

Hand tracers

Hand torches

Hand held sprayers

Hammer drills

Hacksaws

Grout floats

Grinding stones

Gauging trowels

Gantry cranes

Full face shields

Forklift booms

Folding rulers

Flat chisels

Fall arrest systems

Electric winches

Electric mortar mixers

Dust masks

Dust collection systems

Dust and particulate respirators

Drum mortar mixers

Drill machines

Cross pein sledge hammers

Concrete saws

Concave jointers

Claw hammers

Circular saws

Chipping hammers

Carry clamps

Cape chisels

Cable winches

Buttering trowels

Bush hammers

Brick hammers

Boom lifts

Angle grinders

Angle chisels

8 pound sledge hammers

16 pound sledge hammers

12 pound sledge hammers

Technologies

Intuit QuickBooks

Microsoft Active Server Pages ASP

RISA Technologies RISA-3D

Virtual private networking VPN software

Citrix software

CPR Visual Estimator

Gregg Software Gregg Rock-It

All Technologies

ProEst Software ProEst Estimating

Tradesman's Software Master Estimator

Skills

Critical Thinking

Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Coordination

Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Time Management

Managing one's own time and the time of others.

Social Perceptiveness

Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.

Complex Problem Solving

Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.

Judgment and Decision Making

Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.

Active Listening

Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

Speaking

Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Active Learning

Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.

Monitoring

Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Management of Personnel Resources

Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.

Abilities

Exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.

Physical Abilities › Physical Strength Abilities › Static Strength

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