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Stonemasons - 47-2022.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Build stone structures, such as piers, walls, and abutments. Lay walks, curbstones, or special types of masonry for vats, tanks, and floors.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Mason
  • Stone Derrickman
  • Stone Mason
  • Stone Setter

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Clean excess mortar or grout from surface of marble, stone, or monument, using sponge, brush, water, or acid.
  • Construct and install prefabricated masonry units.
  • Dig trench for foundation of monument, using pick and shovel.
  • Drill holes in marble or ornamental stone and anchor brackets in holes.
  • Lay brick to build shells of chimneys and smokestacks or to line or reline industrial furnaces, kilns, boilers and similar installations.
  • Lay out wall patterns or foundations, using straight edge, rule, or staked lines.
  • Line interiors of molds with treated paper and fill molds with composition-stone mixture.
  • Mix mortar or grout and pour or spread mortar or grout on marble slabs, stone, or foundation.
  • Position mold along guidelines of wall, press mold in place, and remove mold and paper from wall.
  • Remove sections of monument from truck bed, and guide stone onto foundation, using skids, hoist, or truck crane.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Replace broken or missing masonry units in walls or floors.
  • Set stone or marble in place, according to layout or pattern.
  • Set vertical and horizontal alignment of structures, using plumb bob, gauge line, and level.
  • Shape, trim, face and cut marble or stone preparatory to setting, using power saws, cutting equipment, and hand tools.
  • Smooth, polish, and bevel surfaces, using hand tools and power tools.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Align masonry materials.
  • Apply decorative masonry finishes.
  • Apply mortar.
  • Cut tile, stone, or other masonry materials.
  • Dig holes or trenches.
  • Drill holes in construction materials.
  • Install masonry materials.
  • Load materials into construction equipment.
  • Mark reference points on construction materials.
  • Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Position construction forms or molds.
  • Remove excess materials from finished construction projects.
  • Smooth surfaces with abrasive materials or tools.
  • Spread concrete or other aggregate mixtures.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Advanced Builder (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Builder (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Carpentry and Masonry Specialist (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Army - Enlisted)
  • Combat Engineer (Marine Corps - Enlisted)
  • Construction Engineering Technician (Army - Warrant Officer only)
  • Constructionman (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Damage Controlman (Coast Guard - Enlisted)
  • Heavy Repair Superintendent (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Material Maintenance Specialty (Coast Guard - Warrant Officer only)
  • Structural (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Monument Setter (Const)
  • Stonemason

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Composition-Stone Applicator
  • Marble Setter
  • Monument Setter
  • Stonemason
  • Stonemason Apprentice