MASONRY TRADES

Bricklayers construct walls, fireplaces, commercial buildings, schools, as well as furnaces, kilns and other structures using brick, block, stone, and marble and granite. Tile setters install ceramic tile, marble, and granite on a variety of surfaces such as walls, floors, countertops, pools, showers, tubs, and the exterior of buildings. There are also apprenticeships available in the trades of building restoration, caulking, and terrazzo. These are specialized trades with good career potential.

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Masonry Trades Union Local 1

Occupational Objectives:
  • Finisher
  • Bricklayer
  • Pointer, Cleaner, Caulker
  • Marble Mason
  • Tile Setter
  • Terrazzo Worker
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

1) 18 Years Old
2) Physically Able
3) High school diploma or GED
4) Valid driver’s license
5) Drug screen test may be required

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Submit application at local union office weekdays 0730-1100 and 1300-1500
  • Provide diploma/transcripts/GED, DD-214, and I-9 Documents: driver’s license, and birth certificate or social security card
Applicant Pool
  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Attend orientation
  • Complete interview
  • Ranked based on interview, testing, work experience, and training
Step 3: Start with local 1
Apprenticeship
  • All apprentices begin with Finishers apprenticeship program
    • 2,000 hours / 1 year on-the-job training
    • Minimum 144 hours of education
  • Upon completion of Finisher training apprentice is able to continue training as Bricklayer; Pointer, Cleaner, Caulker; Marble Mason; Tile Setter; or Terrazzo Worker.
    • Each program requires a cumulative of 6,000 hours / 3 years on-the-job training
    • Minimum 144 hours of education each year

    * Annual education requirement completed through  Mt. Hood Community College

Wages
  • Start at 50% of current journeyperson’s rate for Finishers.
  • Increase to 80% of journeyperson’s rate after 500 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 3 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay for Finisher after completing the program.

Apprentices continuing in further training

  • Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 1,000-3,000 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6-18 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% respective journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Pay:
$11.98 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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Masonry Trades Union Local 2

Occupational Objectives:
  • Brick and Block Finisher
  • Bricklayer
  • Pointer, Cleaner, Caulker
  • Tile, Terrazzo, and Marble Finisher
  • Marble Mason
  • Tile Setter
  • Terrazzo Worker
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

1) 18 Years Old
2) Physically Able
3) High school diploma or GED
4) Valid driver’s license
5) Drug screen test may be required

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Complete application at training facility weekdays 0700-1400
  • Provide diploma/transcripts/GED, DD-214, and I-9 Documents: driver’s license, and social security card or birth certificate
  • Take Basic Shop Math assessment
  • Attend orientation and interview
    * Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.

Applicant Pool

  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on interview, testing, work experience, and training
Step 3: Start with local 2
Apprenticeship
  1. Brick and Block Finisher
  • Attend 2-week pre-apprenticeship class
  • 2½ years with at least 3,750 hours on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year
  1. Bricklayer
  • Attend 8-week pre-apprenticeship class
  • 4 years with at least 6,000 hours on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 160 hours of education each year
  1. Pointer, Cleaner, Caulker
  • 4 years with at least 6,000 hours on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year
  1. Tile, Terrazzo, Marble Finisher
  • Attend 4-week pre-apprenticeship class
  • 2½ years with at least 4,500 hours on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year
  • Upon completion of Tile, Terrazzo, Marble Finisher training apprentice is able to continue training as:

Marble Mason

  • Requires cumulative of 4 years with at least 6,000 hours on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year

Tile Setter or Terrazzo Worker

  • Requires cumulative of 4 years with at least 7,000 hours on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year
    * Annual education requirement completed through  
Wages
  • Start at 50% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 750-1,500 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6-12 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Pay:

Brick and Block Finisher and
Tile, Terrazzo, Marble Finisher
$13.58 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance

Bricklayer and Pointer, Cleaner, Caulker
$19.73 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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Masonry Trades Union Local 2

Occupational Objectives:
  • Bricklayer
  • Pointer, Cleaner, Caulker
Step 1: Verify Eligibility

Required Qualifications

1) 18 Years Old
2) Physically Able
3) High school diploma or GED
4) Valid driver’s license
5) Drug screen test may be required

Step 2: Apply
Apply
  • Contact local union office to receive application or complete on site Monday-Thursday 0800-1200
  • Provide transcripts, DD-214, proof of reliable transportation, and I-9 Documents: driver’s license, and social security card or birth certificate
    * Veterans can apply through Helmets to Hardhats for fast-track to apprenticeship.

Applicant Pool

  • Placed in pool of eligible applicants
  • Ranked based on work experience, and training
Step 3: Start with local 2
Apprenticeship
  • 4 years with at least 6,000 hours on-the-job training
  • Minimum of 144 hours of education each year through  Spokane Community College
Wages
  • Start at 50% of current journeyperson’s rate.
  • Gain 5-10% pay increase after every 750-1,500 hours of on-the-job training (approx. 6-12 months) plus required schooling.
  • Full 100% journeyperson’s pay after completing the program.
Starting Hourly Pay:
$14.90 + Benefits + Optional Housing Allowance
Housing allowance can be found using the GI Bill® Comparison Tool

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Estimated Wage Calculator

All calculations based on a 160 hours/month work schedule.

*Contact union local for updated wage information.

GI Bill Usage Breakdown:
100% – 1-6 months
80% – 6-12 months
60% – 12-18 months
40% – 18-24 months
20% – 24-30 months
*Usage Optional
Eligible veterans in an approved Apprenticeship Program can use their GI Bill® benefit and receive a tax-free stipend on a monthly basis. The Post 9/11 GI Bill® stipend is the equivalent of the Monthly Housing Allowance (MHA) of an E-5 with dependents (based on the zip code of the training facility) which is paid addition to normal wages. Refer to the chart below to understand how Post 9/11 GI Bill® benefits are paid, or consult the VA website www.benefits.va.gov/gibill (Link) to see how other VA chapters are paid for Apprenticeship Training.