BRICK MASON

Category: MASONRY

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Job Title

Furnace Mason

Position Summary:

Lay and bind building materials; such as red brick, refractory brick, and refractory block, with mortar and other substances to construct or repair regenerator walls, containment walls, arches, crowns, and other structures. Please note that this job description is not designed to cover or contain an exhaustive listing of all activities, duties or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this position. At any time, Management may change duties, responsibilities, and activities with or without notice.

Essential Functions

  • Construct corners by building a 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.
  • Measure distance from reference points and mark guidelines to lay out work, using plumb bobs, levels, and transit levels.
  • Calculate angles and courses and determine vertical and horizontal alignment of courses.
  • Break or cut bricks or blocks to size, using trowel edge, hammer, insulation saw, or power saw.
  • Remove excess mortar with trowels and hand tools, and finish mortar joints with jointing tools, for a sealed, uniform appearance.
  • Interpret blueprints and drawings to determine specifications and to calculate the materials required.
  • Apply and smooth mortar or other mixture over work surface.
  • Mix specified amounts of sand, clay, dirt, or mortar powder with water to form refractory mixtures.
  • Maintain a clean working surface using sponges and rags to remove excess mortar.
  • Lay and align bricks or block to build or repair structures.

Required Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities

Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. Performing General Physical Activities - Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. Must be able to lift objects weighing up to approximately one hundred (100) pounds.
Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. Ability to understand written and oral instructions.
Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment - Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, aerial lifts, and passenger vehicles.
Thinking Creatively - Developing or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products.
Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge - Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job.
Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships - Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others.
Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic form.

Mathematical Reasoning - The knowledge to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.

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