POSITION: Apprentice Bricklayer/Mason
STARTING WAGE: $12.72 Hr.
Bricklayer/mason is a 3 ½ years long apprenticeship program. A Journeyworker certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the apprenticeship. Get paid for working on-job-training while also attending classes part time in evenings two nights a week. The work is physically demanding. No experience required.
Bricklayer/mason is also referred as brickmason, blockmason, blocklayer, and stonemason. Duties include laying and binding building materials, such as brick, structural tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, stone, and terra-cotta block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair walls, partitions, arches, sewers, and other structures. The work is performed under direct supervision. Masonry is a very physical trade and working as a bricklayer can be tiring. Bricklayers lift, pull or push heavy materials all day, requiring strength in the trunk and extremities. The actual process of applying mortar, placing the bricks and troweling off the excess mortar is highly repetitive and can cause muscle fatigue in the arms. Bricklayers must often squat or stoop for extended periods as well as stand, reach and climb. Depending on the project, a bricklayer can be exposed to extreme heights or cramped workspaces. Their work is typically performed outside, so they must be able to withstand both hot and cold temperatures.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY:
Must be at least 18 years of age, with proof of high school diploma, GED, or high school equivalency, with photo id, Driver’s License, and reliable transportation to commute to work long distances. Please be advised that most employers also conduct pre-employment drug testing.
Complete your application download online here and mail with copies of documents as requested. Including employment verification as required by the Immigration Reform and Control Act of 1986 – Form I-9 attached to the application. All applications must be completed in English. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.
Openings are based upon needs of the industry. Applications are available continuously online at TrainMason.org. Contact committee @ (951) 903-3213.