Masonry Industry Training Association Bricklayer/Mason Apprenticeship: Applications are available continuously online* at TrainMason.org. All completed applications shall be mailed to: MITA, 11070 Fleetwood St. Ste A, Sun Valley, CA 91352-2754. Contact committee @ (800) 466-0108. Openings based upon needs of the industry. See the following application announcement for more complete information.
POSITION: Apprentice Bricklayer/Mason
STARTING WAGE: $12.72 Hr.
Bricklayer/mason is a 3 ½ years long apprenticeship program. Get paid for on-job-training while also attending classes part-time in evenings. Earn and learn. The work is physically demanding. No experience required. A Journeyworker certificate is awarded upon successful completion of the apprenticeship.
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. Mason apprentices typically earn between 40 percent and 80 percent of the salary of fully trained journeyworker masons. After the 3 ½ year program, most apprentices move up in pay as a journeyworker.
MINIMUM REQUIREMENTS TO APPLY:
Must be at least 18 years of age, complete your application download online, and mail with copy of photo I.D. such as a driver’s license or identification card issued by the D.M.V. Must have a valid driver’s license at time of indenture. All applications must be completed in English. Women and Minorities are encouraged to apply.