Cement Masons

cement Masons

Cement masons smooth and finish exposed concrete surfaces on projects such as walls, floors, steps, sidewalks, driveways and roads. The bulk of the work is in commercial and industrial building.

 

What a Cement Mason does

Cement Masons work with concrete, plaster, and epoxy. Concrete and its related products are all around you and are often taken for granted. It is the foundation of your home or office, it is used to make the sidewalks and roads that transport you, and it lends its strength and versatility to build piers, abutments, bridge decks, dams, and power plants to light your way.

Working conditions

Since most of the work is done outdoors, working conditions are governed by weather. The work is active and strenuous, with most of the work done on the ground or at floor level. The cement mason’s knowledge of materials is essential to the quality of work. A cement mason must know the working characteristics of various cement and concrete mixes. In addition, because of the effects that heat, cold and wind have on the curing of cement, the skilled mason must recognize by sight and touch what is occurring in the cement mixture, in order to prevent defects.

General qualifications
  • Age – Minimum age is 18.
  • Education – High school graduate or GED.
  • Good physical condition – Must be able to perform the work of the trade.
Admission requirements
  • Birth certificate or other proof of age.
  • Transcripts (high school).
  • Personal interview.
Terms of apprenticeship training
  • Length of program – 3 years/5,600 hours of on-the-job training.
  • Related training- minimum of 432 hours of annual classroom training.
Recommended high school courses
  • General mathematics.
  • Algebra.
  • Geometry.
  • Mechanical drawing.
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How do I enroll?

First, you need to complete an application by applying online or applying at one of our training facilities. Applicants are required to meet the following entry-level requirements:

  • 18 years old.
  • High school diploma or High School Equivalency Diploma (formerly GED).
  • Valid Indiana driver’s license.
  • Reliable transportation.
  • Pass a drug screen.

Once you have completed your application, you will be contacted at a later date for testing and an interview.

Contact Us

For Northern Indiana:

3101 Broadway Gary, IN 46409

(219) 884-4503 phone | (219) 884-4519 fax

For Central Indiana:

2122 Dr. Martin Luther King St. Indianapolis, IN 46202

(317) 639-4661 phone | (317) 639-0982 fax