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Job Title: Bricklayer

Job Summary: We are seeking a skilled Bricklayer to join our team. The successful candidate will be responsible for constructing and repairing walls, chimneys, fireplaces, and other structures using bricks, concrete blocks, and other materials. The Bricklayer will work closely with other construction professionals to ensure that projects are completed on time and to the highest standards.


  • Read and interpret blueprints and construction plans to determine the layout and dimensions of structures
  • Measure and cut materials to the required size and shape
  • Mix mortar and other materials to the appropriate consistency
  • Lay bricks, concrete blocks, and other materials in horizontal and vertical rows, ensuring that they are level and plumb
  • Use hand and power tools to cut and shape materials as needed
  • Apply finishing touches to structures, such as pointing and sealing
  • Repair and replace damaged bricks and other materials
  • Ensure that all work is completed to the highest standards of quality and safety
  • Collaborate with other construction professionals, such as architects and engineers, to ensure that projects are completed on time and to the required specifications


  • Proven experience as a Bricklayer
  • Ability to read and interpret blueprints and construction plans
  • Excellent knowledge of masonry materials and techniques
  • Ability to use hand and power tools safely and effectively
  • Strong attention to detail and ability to work to tight deadlines
  • Excellent communication and teamwork skills
  • Physical stamina and strength to lift and move heavy materials
  • Valid driver's license and reliable transportation

Education and Training:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Completion of an apprenticeship program or vocational training in masonry
  • Certification in masonry or a related field is a plus

Working Conditions: The Bricklayer will work primarily outdoors, often in hot or cold weather conditions. The job may require working at heights or

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What is the best way to find and hire a Bricklayer near me?
Online job boards are the best place to find qualified Bricklayer applicants. Employers posting their Bricklayer job on Indeed get about 12 applications from that board on average.
Which job boards should I post on to find Bricklayer applicants?
You should post to multiple job boards at once. The most successful job postings for a Bricklayer are on Indeed – but on average, employers post to 9 boards at the same time, using tools like Workstream. Publishing to multiple job boards at once helps you get your first applicant in 9 hours on average, which is shorter than the national average for Bricklayer positions.
What's the best way to communicate with applicants looking for a Bricklayer role?
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Is it OK to text Bricklayer job applicants?
Hourly paid workers, such as Bricklayers are actually more engaged when texting about jobs. We have found that text messages are 146% better than email at getting an applicant's response. Have a look at Workstream, which automates the process of texting and uses a phone number specifically assigned to your job post so you don’t have to use your personal phone.
Can I use a different phone number to engage Bricklayer applicants via text message?
Yes, tools such as Workstream provide custom phone numbers that allow employers to engage with applicants through their tool without having to use a personal or business cell phone.

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