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Brick Layerer, Construction

Aliases: Construction Worker, Brick Mason

Industry/Sector(s): Construction


JOB DESCRIPTION 1
The tasks a Bricklayer, Construction is expected to perform include: 
  • Laying bricks with mortar, and other construction material to construct and repair building-walls, arches, chimneys, floors, pillars and other structures 
  • Directing labourers to prepare mortar in required proportions 
  • Watering the brick structure
  • Spreading mortar by trowel over foundation or laid bricks and laying bricks by hand in horizontal rows or designs and shapes as per approved specification
  • Taping bricks with trowel to embed them firmly in mortar and ensuring correct vertical and horizontal alignment of brick setting by sight or with string and plumb bob 
  • Closing gaps in between the bricks by filling with half bricks and mortar and by tapping with trowel 
  • Fixing wooden frames, laying lime concrete over roofing and setting girders in position 
  • Dismantling masonry for reconstruction or facility of work 
  • Carrying out plastering, decoration pointing and repair work 
  • Erecting scaffolding for construction work
 

 

WORK ENVIRONMENT 

  • It is a not desk job

  • Need not handle a team

  • Local travelling is a part of this job role

  • Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

  • Work from home option is not available

Working hours
No fixed working hours
Shift system maybe available
Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible
 
Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needs?
Maybe 

 

EDUCATIONAL QUALIFICATIONS AND TRAINING 
ITI graduate

 

KEY COMPETENCIES 

  • Knowledge of construction equipment and tools, brick layering

  • Knowledge about availability, quality and appropriate use of construction materials

  • Knowledge of selecting chisels, pneumatic or surfacing tools and determining sequence of use

  • Ability to use scribes or chalk and measuring instruments

  • Competent in handling construction related equipment - accurately

  • Competent in drilling holes and grooves

  • Knowledgeable about safety measures at work

DESIRABLE COMPETENCIES 
Not applicable

 

AVAILABLE SKILL TRAINING AND LEARNING INSTITUTES 
ITIs across India 

 

SAMPLE OF TRAINING AND LEARNING COURSES 
http://www.dget.nic.in/content/innerpage/trade-syllabus.php

 

CAREER PROGRESSION PATH 

Helper → Bricklayer, Construction → Chief Mason → Contractor

 

Transfer option
  • India: Yes
  • Abroad: Yes

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EXPECTED EARNINGS 2
  • For candidates with up to 2 years of experience – ₹ 4,000 to ₹ 5000 per month
  • For candidates with 2 to 5 years of experience – ₹ 5,000 to ₹ 6,000 per month
  • For candidates with over 5 years of experience – ₹ 6,000 to ₹ 8,000 per month
(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

 

REQUIRED WORK EXPERIENCE 

Previous relevant work experience   

PROBABLE EMPLOYERS 4
  • Local and private construction companies across India
  • Building construction contractors across India
  • Residential construction companies and real estate developers in India

 

KEYWORDS 
  • Brick mason
  • Construction Labourer
  • Construction Worker

 

OCCUPATIONAL CODES AND STANDARDS 
StandardCodeDescription
NCO 20157112.0200Brick Layerer, Construction
ISCO 20087112 Bricklayers and Related Workers
NIC 200843129Other site preparation activities n.e.c.
QP ReferenceNANA
NSQFNANA
REFERENCES 
1

1 National Classification of Occupations Division 7

2

http://www.paycheck.in/main/salary/salary-checker-1

3

3 Human Resource and Skill Requirements in the Building, Construction and Real Estate Sector (2013 - 17, 2017 - 2022) – A Report” released by NSDC

4

http://dir.indiamart.com/impcat/civil-construction-contractors.html

5
http://www.csdcindia.org/sites/default/files/Bldg-Const-Real-Estate.pdf
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