What does a Bricklayer do?


A Bricklayer is a skilled craftsworker who using his talents and training puts masonry units (brick, block, stone, marble and granite) in place to create efficient, long lasting, and beautiful structures. Some structures include but are not limited to commercial and residential buildings, schools, fireplaces and chimneys, garden walls, sidewalks and patios, and interior partitions. Our allied crafts include stonemason, marble setter & finisher, tile setter & finisher, cement mason, terrazzo worker & finisher, restoration (PCC), and plasterer.


Working conditions


A Bricklayer’s work consists of lifting masonry materials such as brick, block, and stone while using a variety of tools associated with the trade. Work can be very strenuous and requires both good physical condition, and strength. Work is performed at various sites throughout our local region and bordering states. While masonry products are used both on the interior and exterior of buildings, weather conditions can play an important role and inhibit work. Bricklayers will find themselves working on various projects and at different heights using a supported scaffold as a workstation.



What are the Programs specifics?

Length of Program:              3 to 4 years (6000 on the job training hours)
Related Training:                  160 hours per year
Starting pay:                         60% of Journeyworker’s rate with pay Increases                              Every 750 hours
Fringe Benefits:                   Health Insurance, Pension, Annuity and Training

What do I need to apply?

All applicants must be at least 18 years of age
High School Diploma or GED equivalency required
Physically capable of performing the essential functions
Must have driver’s license and transportation

Where do I apply?

Local #1 CT – JATC
International Masonry Institute
17B North Plains Industrial Road
Wallingford, CT  06492
Apprentice Coordinator: Anthony Pacific
Secretary: Nichola Lynch
Phone:    (203)-679-0572
Fax:        (203)-679-0666
        Hours:     8:00 a.m. – 4:30 p.m.
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Bricklayers Local Union Office:

International Union of Bricklayers and Allied Craftworkers

Local #1 CT – Gerald Marotti / President
17A North Plains Industrial Road
Wallingford, CT 06492
(203) 697-0820