Since 1991, Mid-State Masonry has worked with business owners and general contractors to meet their masonry needs. Our commitment to completing projects on time and under budget as well as our dedication to safety on the worksite has helped our company continue to grow and succeed.
Our success would not be possible without a strong team of professionals. From masons and foremen to project managers and office staff, it takes everyone's commitment to excellence to finish a job that our client can be proud of.
At Mid-State Masonry, we welcome people who love masonry and working with people to apply to become a part of our team. A list of our current openings is listed below, and you can even apply online. We look forward to reviewing your skills.
The bricklayer is part of our construction team. Primarily, the bricklayer lays building materials, such as brick, structural tile, and concrete cinder, glass, gypsum, and terra cotta block (except stone) to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures. Job number is 861.381-018.
In certain instances, may be designated according to material used as Cinder-Block Mason (construction); Concrete-Block Mason (construction); Terra-Cotta Mason (construction); or work performed as Bricklayer, Maintenance (any industry). When specializing in construction of specified structures, is designated according to specialty as Bricklayer, Sewer (construction); Chimney Builder, Brick (construction). May be designated: Block Setter, Gypsum (construction); Hollow-Tile-Partition Erector (construction); Plaster-Block Layer (construction); Silo Erector (construction).
The bricklayer will:
- Measures distance from reference points and marks guidelines on working surface to lay out work.
- Spreads soft bed (layer) of mortar that serves as base and binder for block, using trowel.
- Applies mortar to end of block and positions block in mortar bed.
- Taps block with trowel to level, align, and embed in mortar, allowing specified thickness of joint.
- Removes excess mortar from face of block, using trowel.
- Finishes mortar between brick with pointing tool or trowel.
- Breaks bricks to fit spaces too small for whole brick, using edge of trowel or brick hammer.
- Determines vertical and horizontal alignment of courses, using plumb bob, gaugeline (tightly stretched cord), and level.
- 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.
- May weld metal parts to steel structural members.
- May apply plaster to walls and ceiling, using trowel, to complete repair work [PLASTERER (construction)].
Prior experience in the construction industry, especially in bricklaying or other associated skill, is preferred.
A worker who learns, according to written or oral contractual agreement, a recognized skilled craft or trade requiring one or more years of on-the-job training through job experience supplemented by related instruction, prior to being considered a qualified skilled worker.
Provisions of apprenticeship agreement regularly include length of apprenticeship; a progressive scale of wages; work processes to be taught; and amount of instruction in subjects related to the craft or trade, such as characteristics of materials used, physics, mathematics, estimating, and blueprint reading. Apprentice ability of a particular craft or trade is best evidenced by its acceptability for registration as a trade by a State Apprenticeship agency or the Federal Bureau of Apprenticeship and Training.
Generally, where employees are represented by a union, apprenticeship programs come under the guidance of joint apprenticeship committees composed of representatives of the employers or the employer association and representatives of the employees. These committees may determine need for apprentices in a locality and establish minimum apprenticeship standards of education, experience, and training. In instances where committees do not exist, apprenticeship agreement is made between apprentice and employer, or an employer group.
The title APPRENTICE is often loosely used as a synonym for beginner, HELPER (any industry) Master Title, or TRAINEE (any industry). This practice is technically incorrect and leads to confusion in determining what is meant. Typical classifications for apprentices are BLACKSMITH APPRENTICE (forging); MACHINIST APPRENTICE (machine shop); PLUMBER APPRENTICE (construction).
The bricklayer apprentice is listed as job number 861.381-022.
Performs duties as described under APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title.
High school or vocational school education is often a prerequisite for entry into an apprenticeship program.
The bricklayer supervisor is part of our construction team. Please refer to job number 861.131-010.
The responsibilities of the bricklayer supervisor are as follows:
- Supervises and coordinates activities of workers engaged in laying brick, block, and other materials to construct or repair structures, such as walls, arches, sewers, and partitions.
- Verifies levels, alignment, and elevation of installations, using surveyor's level and transit.
- Observes work in progress to ensure that procedures followed and materials used conform to specifications.
- Examines quality of finished installations for conformity to standard and approves installation.
- Interprets blueprints and specifications and discusses deviations from specified construction procedures to ensure compliance with regulations governing construction.
- Inspects work in progress to determine conformance to specifications.
- Records quantities of materials received or used during specified periods.
- Maintains daily log of construction and inspection activities and compares progress reports.
- Computes estimates of work completed.
- Assigns workers to specific duties.
- Trains new workers in use of handtools.
- Supervises workers engaged in laying only tile.
Applicants should have prior experience in the construction industry. Experience in bricklaying and managing others is preferred.
A worker who assists another worker, usually of a higher level of competence or expertness, by performing a variety of duties, such as furnishing another worker with materials, tools, and supplies; cleaning work area, machines, and equipment; feeding or off bearing machines; holding materials or tools; and performing other routine duties.
A HELPER (any industry) Master Title may learn a trade but does so without an agreement with employer that such is the purpose of their relationship. Consequently, the title HELPER (any industry) is sometimes used as synonym for APPRENTICE (any industry) Master Title, a practice that is incorrect technically.
A worker whose duties are limited or restricted to one type of activity, such as moving materials from one department to another, feeding machines, removing products from conveyors or machines, or cleaning machines or work areas is not technically a HELPER (any industry) and is classified according to duties performed as MATERIAL HANDLER (any industry); MACHINE CLEANER (any industry); CLEANER, INDUSTRIAL (any industry). A worker who performs a variety of duties to assist another worker is a HELPER (any industry) technically and is classified according to worker assisted as BRICKLAYER HELPER (construction); DRY-CLEANER HELPER (laundry & rel.).
As a Helper (any industry), employee may be asked to do things such as, but not limited to:
- Furnish other workers with materials, tools, and supplies
- Clean work area, machines, and equipment
- Feed or off bear machines
- Hold materials or tools
- Other routine duties
Prior work experience in the construction industry is preferred but not required.