CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Plasterers and Stucco Masons

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Plasterers and Stucco Masons
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Apply interior or exterior plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials. May also set ornamental plaster. Apply coats of plaster or stucco to walls, ceilings, or partitions of buildings, using trowels, brushes, or spray guns.
 
Mix mortar and plaster to desired consistency or direct workers who perform mixing.
 
Create decorative textures in finish coat, using brushes or trowels, sand, pebbles, or stones.
 
Apply insulation to building exteriors by installing prefabricated insulation systems over existing walls or by covering the outer wall with insulation board, reinforcing mesh, and a base coat.
 
Cure freshly plastered surfaces.
 
Clean and prepare surfaces for applications of plaster, cement, stucco, or similar materials, such as by drywall taping.
 
Rough the undercoat surface with a scratcher so the finish coat will adhere.
 
Apply weatherproof, decorative coverings to exterior surfaces of buildings, such as by troweling or spraying on coats of stucco.
 
Install guide wires on exterior surfaces of buildings to indicate thickness of plaster or stucco and nail wire mesh, lath, or similar materials to the outside surface to hold stucco in place.
 
Spray acoustic materials or texture finish over walls or ceilings.
 
Mold or install ornamental plaster pieces, panels, or trim.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Plasterers and Stucco Masons
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Plasterers and Stucco Masons
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Plasterers and Stucco Masons
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
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.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
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).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Dynamic Strength The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
 
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.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Speed of Limb Movement The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
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.
 
Rate Control The ability to time your movements or the movement of a piece of equipment in anticipation of changes in the speed and/or direction of a moving object or scene.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Plasterers and Stucco Masons
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
A-Systems JobView Accounting software
 
Construction Software Center EasyEst Project management software
 
Cost estimating software Project management software
 
Sage Construct Project management software
 
Turtle Creek Software Goldenseal Accounting software
 
Chalk lines Chalk lines
 
Claw hammers Hammers
 
Corner tools Edgers
 
Darbies Floats
 
Featheredgers Trowels
 
Floats Floats
 
Hand saws Saws
 
Hand trowels Trowels
 
Heat guns Heat guns
 
Inside step tools Edgers
 
Joint knives Putty knives
 
Keyhole saws Saws
 
Ladders Ladders
 
Lime brushes Applicator brushes
 
Nail guns Power nail guns
 
Nose step tools Edgers
 
Notebook computers Notebook computers
 
Ornamental cut and shape tools Edgers
 
Outside step tools Edgers
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Piston pumps Hydraulic pumps
 
Plaster mixers Plaster or mortar mixers
 
Plaster molds Molding machines
 
Plaster spraying machines Paint sprayers
 
Plasterers' hammers Hammers
 
Plumb bobs Plumb bobs
 
Power drills Power drills
 
Power sanders Power sanders
 
Power trowels Trowels
 
Precision levels Levels
 
Rulers Rulers
 
Scaffolding Scaffolding
 
Scraping tools Cleaning scrapers
 
Scratcher trowels Trowels
 
Screeds Concrete spreaders
 
Spray guns Paint sprayers
 
Stilts Ladders
 
Straightedges Straight edges
 
T-squares T squares
 
Trimming knives Utility knives
 
Utility knives Utility knives
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Plasterers and Stucco Masons
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Less than a High School Diploma
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
On-the-Job Training Anything beyond short demonstration, up to and including 1 month
 
On-the-Job Training Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
 
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Plasterers and Stucco Masons
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Applicator
Artisan Plasterer
Dry Plasterer
Journey Level Plasterer
Laborer
Modeler
Molding Plasterer
Ornamental Plasterer
Plaster Mechanic
Plaster Molder
Plasterer
Plasterer Apprentice
Plasterer Foreman
Plasterer Journeyman
Plastering Contractor
Quality Control Patch-Man (QC Patch-Man)
Stucco Man
Stucco Plasterer
Stucco Worker
Swimming Pool Plasterer
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Plasterers and Stucco Masons
 
 
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