A Bricklayer

“Being a bricklayer is a mental and physical challenge. The finished product is very satisfyng and you can make a very good living.”
—Michael Maguire, Administrator

What Do They Do

Bricklayers construct walls, partitions, fireplaces, chimneys and other structural forms from brick or other masonry materials such as firebrick, concrete, cinder or gypsum block. They work with any materials put together with mortar using the trowel, chisel, jointer, brick hammer for cutting bricks and power brick cutting saws. They understand and work from blueprints. They also use measuring, leveling and aligning tools to check their work.

Working Conditions

Much of the work is outdoors and generally depends on suitable weather conditions. The work is active and often strenuous, including stooping and lifting. Prolonged standing is also required. Bricklayers must have the ability to work at heights.

Interest and Temperament

Persons interested in this field would be involved in a variety of duties requiring fairly close tolerances. They should enjoy working with their hands and accept working outside under many different weather conditions. Good eyesight is especially important, as well as careful, accurate work and manual dexterity.

General Qualifications

Educational Background Recommended

Reading, math, science, drafting, blueprint reading and welding

Admission Requirements of the Joint Apprentice Committee

Terms of Apprenticeship Training

Application and Information

Bricklayers JATC
4535 Hill Ave.
Toledo, OH 43615-5301
Telephone: (419) 531-5911
Fax: (419) 531-4392

The recruitment, selection, employment, training and promotion of apprentices shall be without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, disability/handicap or veteran status.