Location: New Castle
Department: DON Management
The Mason for DON Management will lay and bind building materials, such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, and decorative block, with mortar and other substances, to construct or repair walls, foundations, partitions, arches, and other structures. They will install and replace lintels and other structurally supportive components when called for by building code and best practice. They will restore existing structures by cleaning, replacing masonry units, and tuckpointing as needed.
ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES:
Include the following. Other duties as assigned.
- Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a safe and clean working environment at all times.
- Measure distance from reference points and mark guidelines to lay out work, using plumb bobs and levels.
- Construct corners by fastening in plumb position a corner pole or building corner pyramid of bricks and filling in between the corners using a line from corner to corner to guide each course, or layer, of brick.
- Apply and smooth mortar or other mixtures over work surfaces.
- Calculate angles and courses and determine vertical and horizontal alignment of courses.
- Break or cut bricks, tiles, or blocks to size, using trowel edge, hammer, or power saw.
- Interpret blueprints and drawings to determine specifications and to calculate the materials required for each job.
- Remove excess mortar with trowels and hand tools, and finish mortar joints with jointing tools, for a sealed, uniform appearance.
- Fasten or fuse brick or other building material to structure with wire clamps, anchor holes, torch, or cement.
- Clean working surface to remove scale, dust, soot, or chips of brick and mortar, using broom, wire brush, or scraper.
- Examine brickwork or structure to determine need for repairs.
- Mix specified amounts of sand, clay, dirt, or mortar powder with water to form refractory mixtures.
- Demo whole or partial walls as needed to make repairs with hammers or power equipment.
- Work in all types of weather in all seasons.
- Work at elevated heights up to 100 feet using a lift, scaffolding, or ladders.
- Must be able to erect scaffolding following OSHA guidelines.
Employee will request direction for non-routine tasks but is expected to exercise judgment and authority consistent with procedures or routine behavior.
To perform this job successfully, an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skill, and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
EDUCATION AND/OR EXPERIENCE:
Training in the mason field and High school diploma or equivalent and two years to five years related experience and/or training in construction; or equivalent combination of education and experience. Must be able to demonstrate knowledge and skill at an advanced level.
Ability to read and provide information to supervisors and co-workers by telephone, e-mail, or in person. Ability to write, enter, transcribe, record, store, and maintain information in written or electronic form. Ability to speak effectively before groups of consumers or employees of the organization.
Ability to solve problems with knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, statistics and their applications.
Ability to solve practical problems and deal with a variety of concrete variables in situations where only limited standardization exists. Ability to interpret a variety of instructions furnished in written, oral, diagram, or schedule form.
OTHER SKILLS AND ABILITIES:
Knowledge of materials, methods and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings or other similar structures. Understanding of design techniques, tools and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings and models.
The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.
While performing the duties of this job, the employee is frequently required to use hands to finger, handle, or feel objects, tools, or controls and talk or hear.
The employee must lift and/or move up to 40 pounds. Employee will possess the ability to bend, stoop, crawl and stretch.
Employee will have the physical ability to use job specific tools and apply all ranges of motion to properly handle said tools.