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  • 1) Lays building materials, such as brick, structural tile, and concrete cinder, glass, gypsum, and terra cotta block to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures: Measures distance from reference points and marks guidelines on working surface to lay out work.

  • 2) Spreads soft bed of mortar that serves as base and binder for block, using trowel.

  • 3) Applies mortar to end of block and positions block in mortar bed.

  • 4) Taps block with trowel to level, align, and embed in mortar, allowing specified thickness of joint.

  • 5) Removes excess mortar from face of block, using trowel.

  • 6) Finishes mortar between brick with pointing tool or trowel.

  • 7) Breaks bricks to fit spaces too small for whole brick, using edge of trowel or brick hammer.

  • 8) Determines vertical and horizontal alignment of courses, using plumb bob, gaugeline, and level.

  • 9) Fastens brick or terra cotta veneer to face of structures, with tie wires embedded in mortar between bricks, or in anchor holes in veneer brick.

  • 10) May weld metal parts to steel structural members.

  • 11) May apply plaster to walls and ceiling, using trowel, to complete repair work.

  • 12) May be designated according to material used as Cinder-Block Mason; Concrete-Block Mason; Terra-Cotta Mason; or work performed as Bricklayer, Maintenance.

  • 13) When specializing in construction of specified structures, is designated according to specialty as Bricklayer, Sewer; Chimney Builder, Brick.

  • 14) May be designated: Block Setter, Gypsum; Hollow-Tile-Partition Erector; Plaster-Block Layer; Silo Erector.


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