* Please note that this is a Civil Service position. This
position is not currently open, should there become an opening we
will hire off of the list of applicants starting with the oldest
APPLICATION FOR CITY OF SPRINGFIELD LABOR SERVICE
Applicants must be at least 16 years of age at the time of
filing application. Incomplete applications will not be processed.
The name of an applicant will remain on the Labor Service register
for the job title which he or she is registered for a period of not
more than 5 years from the date of registration, subject to a
renewal of registration as provided in Section 28, Chapter 31 of
the General Laws, and subject to compliance with other applicable
provisions of the Civil Service law and rules.
Responsible for the application of journeyman skills and
knowledge in laying brick, stone, tile and concrete blocks and
applying plaster and concrete to alter and repair interiors,
exteriors and appurtenances of buildings. Work is performed under
general supervision in accordance with building codes and standard
trade practices with inspection during process and upon completion.
Work instructions may be oral or written and are accompanied by
sketches or drawings when necessary. No supervision is exercised
over other employees.
* Studies drawings and specifications, lays bricks, stone,
concrete blocks, and tile in altering and repairing walls,
partitions floors, chimneys, fire boxes, and other structures,
prepares mortar, sets bricks, stone, and tile in rows and designs.
Spreads mortar with trowel, checks horizontal and vertical
alignment, finishes mortar between blocks, may tear down old
masonry structures. * Repairs and reconstructs concrete walls,
floors, walks, fixtures, and other objects. Chips away broken or
cracked concrete, prepares surface, smoothes concrete over surface
with trowel or float, may secure patch with bracing or form. *
Plasters, stuccos, and repairs walls and ceilings, mixes plaster or
stucco, applies and smoothes mixture with trowel, float, darby, and
straightedge. Ships away old plaster or stucco when repairing, may
nail wooden grounds in place to guide application of plane
surfaces. * May lay wooden block, mastic, or asphalt tile floors,
waterproof cement, or repair plaster figures and fancy molding. *
May supervise an assigned helper engaged in semi-skilled and manual
tasks related to the trade. * Performs related work as
Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities
* Considerable knowledge of the standard practices, materials,
tools, equipment, processes, and techniques of the masonry trade. *
Considerable knowledge of the hazards and safety precautions of the
trade. * Working knowledge of pertinent sections of municipal
building codes. * Ability to work from written and oral
instructions, sketches, and drawings. * Ability to supervise the
work of an assigned mason tender. * Skill in the use of tools,
equipment, and materials of the trade.
Education and Experience
* High school diploma or equivalent and completion of a formal
apprenticeship in the masonry trade. * Minimum of three years
experience as a journeyman mason.