State of Washington Classified Job Specification
Functions at the fully qualified journey-level. Positions allocated to this class perform bricklaying, plastering and cement finishing and alter, repair and maintain buildings, facilities, equipment or grounds.
Applies plaster on wood, metal lath, or plasterboard lath; do exterior and interior plastering, coating, and finishing; repair old or damaged plaster;
Constructs, maintains, and repairs concrete foundations for buildings and machinery; constructs pavements and walks;
Prepares cement floors, sidewalks, stairs and curbing; operates power hammers and power trowels;
Operates core drills, jackhammers, diamond saws to remove concrete and other surfaces for repairs and installations of conduit, air lines, etc.;
Estimates time and materials for jobs;
Pours concrete floors, walls and foundations; lays bricks and blocks as required;
Positions may supervise lower level staff, patients or inmates.
Knowledge and Abilities
Knowledge of: standard practices, methods, materials, tools, and equipment of masonry and plastering trades; safety precautions; basic computer skills.
Ability to: work from blueprints, plans, and sketches; apply plaster and stucco; estimate time and materials needed to complete jobs; work on scaffolds.
There may be instances where individual positions must have additional licenses or certification. It is the employer’s responsibility to ensure the appropriate licenses/certifications are obtained for each position.
Positions typically require completion of a recognized apprenticeship as a mason/plasterer, or full journey status as a mason/plasterer in a union; or, four years’ applicable work experience. Vocational training may be substituted for work experience on a year-for-year basis. Possession of a valid motor vehicle operator’s license may be required.
Class Specification History
New class, consolidates 5390 Mason/Plasterer and 70100 Mason and Plasterer; adopted May 10, 2007, effective July 1, 2007