CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Stonemasons

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Trades - Journey Level
Benchmark Title: Stonemasons
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and floors. Lay out wall patterns or foundations, using straight edge, rule, or staked lines.
 
Shape, trim, face and cut marble or stone preparatory to setting, using power saws, cutting equipment, and hand tools.
 
Set vertical and horizontal alignment of structures, using plumb bob, gauge line, and level.
 
Mix mortar or grout and pour or spread mortar or grout on marble slabs, stone, or foundation.
 
Remove wedges, fill joints between stones, finish joints between stones, using a trowel, and smooth the mortar to an attractive finish, using a tuck pointer.
 
Set stone or marble in place, according to layout or pattern.
 
Clean excess mortar or grout from surface of marble, stone, or monument, using sponge, brush, water, or acid.
 
Lay brick to build shells of chimneys and smokestacks or to line or reline industrial furnaces, kilns, boilers and similar installations.
 
Replace broken or missing masonry units in walls or floors.
 
Smooth, polish, and bevel surfaces, using hand tools and power tools.
 
Drill holes in marble or ornamental stone and anchor brackets in holes.
 
Repair cracked or chipped areas of stone or marble, using blowtorch and mastic, and remove rough or defective spots from concrete, using power grinder or chisel and hammer.
 
Remove sections of monument from truck bed, and guide stone onto foundation, using skids, hoist, or truck crane.
 
Construct and install prefabricated masonry units.
 
Dig trench for foundation of monument, using pick and shovel.
 
Position mold along guidelines of wall, press mold in place, and remove mold and paper from wall.
 
Line interiors of molds with treated paper and fill molds with composition-stone mixture.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Trades - Journey Level
Benchmark Title: Stonemasons
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Education and Training Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Trades - Journey Level
Benchmark Title: Stonemasons
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Trades - Journey Level
Benchmark Title: Stonemasons
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
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.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
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.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
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).
 
Dynamic Strength The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Trades - Journey Level
Benchmark Title: Stonemasons
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
On-the-Job Training Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
Related Work Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
 
Required Level of Education Less than a High School Diploma
 
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Trades - Journey Level
Benchmark Title: Stonemasons
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Artificial Stone Applicator
Banker Mason
Brick Mason
Bricklayer
Composition Stone Applicator
Curbstone Setter
Flagstone Layer
Formstone Fitter
Granite Block Paver
Granite Setter
Marble Setter
Mason
Memorial Mason
Monument Erector
Monument Installer
Monument Mason
Monument Setter
Permastone Applicator
Permastone Installer
Rock Mason
Rock Mason Apprentice
Stone Chimney Mason
Stone Derrickman and Rigger
Stone Layer
Stone Mason
Stone Paver
Stone Repairer
Stone Setter
Stonemason Apprentice
Tile Setter
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Trades - Journey Level
Benchmark Title: Stonemasons
 
 
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