Works as a journeyman mason-plasterer in the carpenter-mason-locksmith unit, Engineering Department of Facilities Management. Primary duties involve work of the “trowel trade” in accomplishing repairs, alterations and construction of the physical plant and grounds.
Lathing: Installs metal and gypsum lathing, steel studs and channels, metal corner beads, door frames, etc.
Plastering: Mixes and applies all types of plaster and stucco, such as brown coats, putty coats, Portland, medusa and Keene cements, and acoustic plaster, etc.
Tile: Installs ceramic, mosaic and quarry tile in course of repairs and new work. Installs fired block and Spanish roof tiles primarily in course or repairs. Installs all types of acoustical tiles. Installs vinyl-asphalt floor tiles and sheet floor covering, as assigned.
Concrete: Builds forms and installs walks, curbs, docks, ramps, slabs, footings, steps, retaining walls, etc. In these jobs incumbent utilizes re-enforcing steel such as fabric wire and bar, properly spaced and tied.
Brick: Lays all types of brick and concrete block. Constructs manholes, catch basins, block wall fencing and partitions.
Installs marble and slate for showers, toilets and laboratory benches.
Applying non-skid materials by trowel or brush etc., in accordance with manufacturer instructions to various surfaces of showers, main kitchen floors, steps, ramps, etc. Performs other tasks as may be assigned.
Skill and Knowledge
Journeyman mason must have served sufficient time in training and developed full skills of the trowel trade using all hand and power tools as they apply to the craft. Interprets blue prints, sketches and diagrams. Incumbent must be familiar with the building codes as they apply to the trade. Required to layout work and direct work of labors or helpers when so assigned.
Journeyman mason must comply with established rules and regulations regarding safety, conduct, and preventive care and protection of equipment and tools. Incumbent must make accurate and quick decisions in emergencies and keep reasonably physically fit for the job. Constantly strives to be aware of any abuse to equipment or safety regulation and report conditions to the supervisor. Incumbent is required to exert care in use of expensive equipment, tools and use of materials to complete tasks.
Incumbent must work independently with minimal supervision. Work is subject to review and spot checks for quality of work, thoroughness and general acceptability.
Work in this field is strenuous, subjecting incumbent to strains from heavy lifting. Requires a great deal of walking, climbing, crawling, bending and stooping.