Projected Growth: Faster than average
Projected Job Openings
Medium Preparation Needed
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:
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.
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.
Wet stone saws
Vertical shaft mixers
Tuck pointersAll Tools
Story pole tape measures
Stone splitting wedges
Stone mason’s hammers
Stone lifting clamps
Stone cleaning sponges
Steel wire stone brushes
Steam cleaning equipment
Round point shovels
Rope and pulley systems
Protective ear plugs
Protective ear muffs
Pneumatic stone grinders
Pneumatic air compressors
Masonry utility knives
Masonry straight edges
Masonry safety glasses
Masonry plumb bobs
Masonry hard hats
Lifting suction cups
Laser plumb bobs
Horizontal shaft mixers
Hand held sprayers
Full face shields
Fall arrest systems
Electric mortar mixers
Dust collection systems
Dust and particulate respirators
Drum mortar mixers
Cross pein sledge hammers
8 pound sledge hammers
16 pound sledge hammers
12 pound sledge hammers
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Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
Managing one's own time and the time of others.
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.
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.
Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
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.
Exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
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