OPPORTUNITIES FOR IMMEDIATE YEAR-ROUND EMPLOYMENT IN THE MASONRY INDUSTRY ARE CURRENTLY AVAILABLE. APPLY TODAY.
ARE YOU WONDERING IF COLLEGE IS FOR YOU?
When you’re exploring possible career choices, there are many things to consider. An extremely important aspect of any career is the time and cost of the education required. In the masonry field, you can earn while you learn with a paid apprenticeship. You can also earn more over a lifetime than some people with a bachelor’s degree.
DO YOU HAVE WHAT IT TAKES?
– Construction/trade background
– GED/high school degree or better
– Can pass a drug test
– Basic math skills
WELL-PAYING,FAMILY SUSTAINING CAREERS IN MASONRY ARE OUT THERE.
Estimated Annual Salary
Salary in the masonry field can reach up to $85,000 per year and can include fringe benefits, such as health care and pensions.
Across Pennsylvania, new projects begin every day, from private homes to shopping centers to massive factories. Workers in the masonry industry are needed to get the job done–and they do so with world-class training and wages.
Faster Path to a Career
Learning a trade through an apprentice program avoids the high cost of college so there are no huge student loans to repay. You’ll be buying your first truck within a couple years—while your college friends will be paying off their student loans.
Earn While You Learn
Trainees can earn money while learning the trade: paid apprenticeships hone trainees skills while putting money in their pockets.
Masonry work is needed in every corner of the commonwealth. Workers in this field can earn a good living while staying close to home. It can be a family-friendly career, or you can take your new skills on the road where masons are needed, anywhere in the country.
THE MASONRY FIELD
Hear from professionals in the field. Appreciate the physical demands of the job. Learn about the impressive pay and benefits. Understand the value of an apprenticeship. You won’t just build buildings. You will build your future..
IT’S A PHYSICAL JOB
– Can you lift 80 lbs. or more?
– Do you possess strong hand-eye coordination?
– Can stand for long periods of time – several hours or more?
CAREERS WITHIN THE MASONRY FIELD
Tile Setters & Fitters
Bricklayers construct and repair walls, partitions, arches, fireplaces, chimneys, and other structures with building materials such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, glass, gypsum, and terra-cotta.
A bricklayer uses a trowel to spread a layer or “bed” of soft mortar, which serves as a base and binder for brick. They apply mortar to the end of the brick and position it in the mortar bed. They then tap the brick to level and align it, creating specified mortar thickness and removing excess mortar, and finishes the joints with a “jointer.”
Tile Setters & Fitters
Tile setters and tile finishers install materials on a variety of surfaces, such as floors, walls, ceilings, countertops, patios, and roof decks.
To cut tiles, workers use power wet saws, tile scribes, or hand-held tile cutters to create even edges. They use trowels of different sizes to spread mortar or a sticky paste, called mastic, evenly on the surface to be tiled. After the mortar dries and the tiles are set, they grout between tiles using a rubber trowel called a float.
Terrazzo workers and finishers create decorative walkways, floors, patios, and panels. Although much of the preliminary work in pouring, leveling, and finishing concrete is similar to that of cement masons, terrazzo workers create more decorative finishes by blending a fine marble chip into the cement, which is often colored. Once the terrazzo is thoroughly set, workers correct any depressions or imperfections with a grinder to create a smooth, uniform finish.
Stone masons build stone walls, as well as set stone exteriors and floors. They work with many types of stone: natural stone, such as marble, granite, and limestone; and artificial stone, made from concrete marble chips or other masonry materials.
As a mason tender, you work directly with the mason, erecting scaffolding and preparing the mortar used to hold the bricks together. Construction laborers typically do the following:
– Clean and prepare construction sites by removing debris and possible hazards
– Load or unload building materials to be used in construction
– Build or take apart bracing, scaffolding, and temporary structures
– Operate or tend equipment and machines used in construction
A bricklayer helper performs some of the duties of a bricklayer journeyman.
The helper does not actually lay any of the units but performs jobs such as grouting, placing reinforcing rods, and installing insulation and certain anchorage systems.
HOW TO BEGIN A CAREER IN THE MASONRY FIELD
If you already have some masonry experience, contact us. We will do an evaluation of your skill level and place you in the program you’re qualified for.
Contact us. We can provide you with all the information you need to take the next step in your career.
If accepted, there are many options to begin, depending on your chosen career.
Assessment. Rigor selection process for the apprenticeship program.
Complete approximately four years of apprentice training with wages increasing every year.
Become a full-fledged craftsperson with skills that will last a lifetime.
Preliminary questions must be answered correctly to preview the application. If the application does not appear, you are not qualified.