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.

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.

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