Bricklayer (Pointer, Cleaner, Chaulker) apprenticeship

Description of an apprenticeship as a Bricklayer (Pointer, Cleaner, Chaulker)

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Bricklayer (Pointer, Cleaner, Chaulker)

DOT code: 869.664-014 [Construction Worker I]

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Performs any combination of following duties on construction projects, usually working in utility capacity, by transferring from one task to another where demands require worker with varied experience and ability to work without close supervision: Measures distances from grade stakes, drives stakes, and stretches tight line. Bolts, nails, aligns, and blocks up under forms. Signals operators of construction equipment to facilitate alignment, movement, and adjustment of machinery to conform to grade specifications. Levels earth to fine grade specifications, using pick and shovel. Mixes concrete, using portable mixer. Smooths and finishes freshly poured cement or concrete, using float, trowel, or screed. Positions, joins, aligns, and seals pipe sections. Erects scaffolding, shoring, and braces. Mops, brushes, or spreads paints or bituminous compounds over surfaces for protection. Sprays materials such as water, sand, steam, vinyl, paint, or stucco through hose to clean, coat, or seal surfaces. Applies caulking compounds by hand or with caulking gun to seal crevices. Grinds, sands, or polishes surfaces, such as concrete, marble, terrazzo, or wood flooring, using abrasive tools or machines. Performs variety of tasks involving dextrous use of hands and tools, such as demolishing buildings, sawing lumber, dismantling forms, removing projections from concrete, mounting pipe hangers, and cutting and attaching insulating material. Work is usually performed with other workers. May be designated: Pointer, Caulker, and Cleaner (construction).

Work process schedule

Task Hours
A. Knowledge of masonry products 450
B. Proper use of tools and equipment 750
C. Pointing, cleaning and waterproofing 850
D. Rigging principles and safety 450
E. Mortar mixing and miscellaneous 450
F. Sandblasting 450
G. Steam cleaning 450
H. Knowledge of epoxies and resins 600
I.   450
(Every 2,000 hours = one year) total hours: 4,900

Related technical instruction

The Commonwealth of Massachusetts requires 150 hours each year of related technical instruction which must be mastered by the apprentice in order to successfully complete the program. For further information, please call the Division of Apprentice Standard at (617) 626-5409.

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