CITY OF PHILADELPHIA PERSONNEL DEPARTMENT
This is full performance level stone mason work, performing construction and repair of masonry structures. Employees in this class use stone masonry tools and materials to repair or construct such structures as retaining walls, bridges, piers and foundations for park buildings. Work includes performing tasks in other masonry related fields. Work is performed under the general supervision of a trades or maintenance supervisor.
ALLOCATING FACTORS: (The following conditions must be met for a position to be approved for this class.)
- The position must be performing full performance level stone mason work in the construction and repair of masonry structures.
TYPICAL EXAMPLES OF WORK (ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY)
- Uses chisel, hammer and other shaping tools to shape stone for setting; spreads mortar over stone and foundation with trowel and sets stone in place; moves stone into final position with mallet, hammer, or crow bar; finishes joints between stones with a pointing trowel.
- Rebuilds and repairs retaining walls, bridges, and piers; builds foundations for park buildings; repairs flood control walls on river banks; repairs and reforms masonry statutes; cuts, repairs, and lays marble tiles; removes and replaces cobblestones; applies stucco finish to the exterior of buildings; may erect and work from scaffolding.
- Cuts, patches, and dresses marble, granite, and limestone used in the building of plaques, archways, and parts of ancient and historic buildings, plazas, and courtyards.
- Constructs parking bumpers and corral fence posts; performs other related trade tasks as required by the work situation and climatic conditions.
- Performs related work as required.
REQUIRED KNOWLEDGES, SKILLS AND ABILITIES
- the methods, materials, tools and practices used in the stone masonry trade.
- the occupational hazards and safety precautions of the trade.
- the care and use of tools employed in the stone masonry trade.
- laying stone and other materials used in the stone masonry trade.
- understand and follow oral and written instructions, rough sketches, and blueprints.
- erect and work from scaffolding.
MINIMUM ACCEPTABLE TRAINING AND EXPERIENCE (The following statement represents the minimum training and experience standards which will be used to admit or reject applicants for tests. Applications submitted by candidates for this class will be reviewed based on training and experience requirements as approved on 8/95.)
- Education equivalent to completion of the eighth school grade.
- Three years of experience learning the stone masonry trade as a helper or apprentice.
Or any equivalent combination of education and experience, determined to be acceptable by the Personnel Department.
PHYSICAL AND MEDICAL REQUIREMENTS
- Ability to physically perform the duties and to work in the environmental conditions required of a position in this class.
PAY RANGE: 13
Class Established: 1/1953
Latest Spec. Revision: 6/1995 ; Ad Board - 8/1995
END OF JOB CLASS SPECIFICATION - 7H37