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Transcript of Bricklayer Presentation
What you do as a Bricklayer
A bricklayer dose meany things in there job not just laying bricks in a random pattern.
Salary of a Mason or Bricklayer
The salary depends on your level of qualification and education.
But the average pay is from 22$-31$ an hour plus benefits . It also matters if you are apart of the
Red Seal . The average year salary of a mason or brick layer is around 50,000$ a year
The Work Conditions of a Mason or Bricklayer
Bricklayers usually work outdoors, often on scaffolding. They sometimes use protective enclosures and portable heaters in some weather conditions. There work is physically demanding and requires handling items that weigh up to 25 kilograms. Some travel may be required to get to work sites.
Personal Characteristics of a Bricklayer
Bricklayers need the following characteristics:
the physical strength and stamina required to work with heavy tools and materials
manual dexterity and a good sense of balance
the ability to get along well with co-workers
an eye for colour, line and proportion.
They should enjoy working with their hands
sometimes require creativity.
interpret drawings and blueprints
measure from an established starting point and construct corners and to ensure there level
spread mortar over the base or previous layer of Materials
remove excess mortar after the brick (or other masonry material) is in position
use masonry saw to cut bricks to fit as required.
Employment and Advancement
Bricklayers are employed by trade, building and general contractors. There are some bricklayers that are self-employed usually contracting on small jobs. Bricklayers may experience periods of unemployment during an economic downturn when construction slows down or during cold weather.
Many bricklayers stay in the trade until they retire. Others move into estimator, inspector or foreman positions.
Education Requirements of a Bricklayer
Bricklayers must know the properties of mortars and other bonding materials, and how to handle different types of masonry units.
To work in Alberta, a bricklayer must be ONE of the following:
a registered apprentice
an Alberta-certified journeyperson
someone who holds a recognized related trade certificate
someone who works for an employer who is satisfied that the worker has the skills and knowledge expected of certified journeyperson
To register with a Apprenticeship and Industry Training, apprentices must:
have a high school transcript with at least English Language Arts 10-2 and Math 10-3, or equivalent, or pass the entrance exam.
find a suitable employer who is willing to hire and train an apprentice.The term of apprenticeship is three years (three 12 month periods)
Bricklayer apprentices may take the inter provincial exam in the final period of their apprenticeship training
to earn a Red Seal (certification recognized in most parts of Canada).
Pros and Cons
Get to travel
Work is weather permitted
What the Red Seal is
standard of excellence for industry. Through the Program, trades persons are able to obtain a Red Seal endorsement on their provincial/territorial certificates by successfully completing an inter provincial Red Seal examination.
masonry power saw
some tools that are needed for
a bricklayer are