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Oregon Apprenticeship Guide - Assorted Masonry Trades

Masonry Trades.pngJob Description
The masonry trades include several occupations. Bricklayers construct walls, fireplaces, chimneys, industrial furnaces, kilns and other structures using brick, cement, cinder blocks, stone and marble. Marble setters cut, tool and set marble in interior and exterior walls and floors. They repair and polish marble that is already set in buildings. Terrazzo workers cover floors, stairways and cabinets with durable and decorative surfaces made of sand, cement, pigment and marble chips. Tile setters install ceramic tile, marble and granite. Finishers supply and mix construction material for the trades listed above. They apply grout, finish surface areas and clean. They move installation materials, tools, machines and work devices to work areas. Caulker/pointer/cleaners caulk new and existing masonry buildings and also do some waterproofing. They restore existing and old historical masonry buildings. They clean and seal new and existing masonry buildings to include graffiti removal.
Working Conditions
Bricklayers usually work outdoors in all types of weather. Marble setters, tile setters and terrazzo workers generally work indoors. There is considerable bending and heavy lifting for most masonry work. At times masonry workers must work at heights. Concrete blocks are used more than bricks, often weighing 30 pounds or more, which must be lifted with one hand. Caulker/pointer/cleaners work primarily outdoors and most definitely at heights. They use a lot of personal protective equipment due to heights and working with chemicals. There may be periods of unemployment between jobs. 
Apprenticeship Committees 


MA# 1008


Oregon SW-WA Mason Trades JATC

503-234-3781 or 1-800-224-0358
Website: www.bac1or.org 

Bricklayer, Marble Setter, Terrazzo Worker, Finisher & Tilesetter

Area 1: Caulker

MA# 1065 


Oregon Columbia Masons TATC

503-256-7300 or 1-800-309-1442
Emai: info@nwcoc.com
Website: www.nwcoc.com/ 
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Areas 1, 2, 3, 7 & WA 

Cement Mason:
Areas 1, 2, 3, 7 & WA

​MA# 1280


OR Columbia Tile Trades JATC

Phone: 503-726-5433

Website: www.abcpnw.org
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Area 1: Tile Trades Setter

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