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Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters

Help brickmasons, blockmasons, stonemasons, or tile and marble setters by performing duties requiring less skill. Duties include using, supplying or holding materials or tools, and cleaning work area and equipment.   (O'Net 47-3011.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Adobe Layer Helper, Boat Joiner Helper, Boring Machine Operator Helper, Brick and Blocker Aid, Labor, Brick Carrier, Brick Cleaner   (view all job titles)
 
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    Wages
    for Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 12.79   $ 13.94   $ 16.11   $ 18.43   $ 21.73   $ 16.47  
    Yearly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 15.69   $ 16.44   $ 17.69   $ 18.95   $ 19.83   $ 17.85  
    Yearly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
     
     Southern Vermont Balance of State Hourly $ 12.44   $ 13.20   $ 14.46   $ 16.36   $ 17.88   $ 14.68  
    Yearly n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a   n/a  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
    n/a - For some occupations that do not generally work full time year-round, only hourly wages or annual salaries are reported depending on how they are typically paid.
     


    Employment Trends
    for Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
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    Location Employment Annual % change
    (compounded)
    Annual job openings
    (due to growth and
    net replacements)
    2014 2024
    Vermont 72 89 2.1% 3
    source: Employment Projections, Vermont Economic & Labor Market Information, in cooperation with U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, statewide estimates released July 2016.
     


    Industries of Employment
    for Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Specialty trade contractors 94.3%
    Construction of buildings 3.6%
    Nonmetallic mineral product manufacturing 0.4%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 0.4%
    Local government, excluding education and hospitals 0.3%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
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  • Mix mortar, plaster, and grout, manually or using machines, according to standard formulas.
     
  • Erect scaffolding or other installation structures.
     
  • Cut materials to specified sizes for installation, using power saws or tile cutters.
     
  • Modify material moving, mixing, grouting, grinding, polishing, or cleaning procedures, according to installation or material requirements.
     
  • Transport materials, tools, or machines to installation sites, manually or using conveyance equipment.
     
  • Provide assistance in the preparation, installation, repair, or rebuilding of tile, brick, or stone surfaces.
     
  • Locate and supply materials to masons for installation, following drawings or numbered sequences.
     
  • Arrange or store materials, machines, tools, or equipment.
     
  • Clean installation surfaces, equipment, tools, work sites, or storage areas, using water, chemical solutions, oxygen lances, or polishing machines.
     
  • Move or position materials such as marble slabs, using cranes, hoists, or dollies.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters  updated July 2013
     


    Knowledge
    for Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
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  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
     
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
     
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
     
  • Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters  updated July 2013
     


    Skills
    for Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
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  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
     
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters  updated July 2013
     


    Abilities
    for Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
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  • Trunk Strength - The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
     
  • Multilimb Coordination - The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
     
  • Static Strength - The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
     
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness - The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
     
  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • Extent Flexibility - The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
     
  • Far Vision - The ability to see details at a distance.
     
  • Manual Dexterity - The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
     
  • Information Ordering - The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
     
  • Visualization - The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters  updated July 2013
     


    Work Activities
    for Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
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  • Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
     
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems - Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events - Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events.
     
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
     
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment - Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.
     
  • Controlling Machines and Processes - Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles).
     
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates - Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters  updated July 2013
     


    Interests
    for Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
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  • Realistic - Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
    for Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
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  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Cooperation - Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
  • Independence - Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Social Orientation - Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
     
  • Achievement/Effort - Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters  updated July 2013
     


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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
    for Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters
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  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
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  • Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
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  • Training: Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
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  • Experience: Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters  updated July 2013
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Helpers--Brickmasons, Blockmasons, Stonemasons, and Tile and Marble Setters 
     

     
     
     
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