Stone Mason

Stone layer

Masonry Worker

Construction Labourer

Quarry Worker

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Previous relevant work experience

The tasks a Stone Mason is expected to perform include:

Building stone walls, pillars and other structures by sizing and setting dressed or undressed stones

Cutting stones to required size prior to setting by chipping with chisel and other cutting tools and getting them dressed or dressing them if necessary

Getting mortar prepared by labourers and spreading it with trowel bit by bit over area where stones are to be fixed

Fixing stones manually one by one in position and setting them by tapping with hammer

Checking vertical and horizontal alignments of set stones with plumb bob

Ensuring correct setting by alterations if necessary and filling in gaps in between stone slabs with stone chips and mortar

Removing excess mortar with trowel to smoothen joints and stones to raise structure as required

Dismantling masonry and resetting girders if necessary

Plastering, repairing and doing ornamental work

Laying stones on levelled ground to construct floors pavements, streets, etc.

Erecting scaffolding for construction work

Knowledge of construction equipment and tools, stone laying, brick laying

Knowledge about availability, quality and appropriate use of construction materials

Ability to select chisels, pneumatic or surfacing tools and determining sequence of use

Ability to use scribes or chalk and measuring instruments

Competent in drilling holes and grooves in stone

Knowledgeable about safety measures at work

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Good hand-eye co-ordination

Ability to follow instructions

Attention to detail

Time management skills

Team player

Physically fit

It is not a desk job

Need not handle a team

Local travelling is a part of this job role

Part-time work and contractual jobs are available in some cities

Work from home option is not available

Working hours

Companies usually work for 5/6 days a week and 8/9 hours everyday. This may vary from company to company Shift system maybe available

Being self-employed is also an option. In this case, the working hours and days will be flexible

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This job is considered mildly hazardous or dangerous as per The Building and other Construction Worker's Act (Regulation Of Employment And Conditions Of Service), 1996

Occupational hazards include physical strain, tiredness, back aches, joint pain, general fatigue, exhaustion, falling, bruises, wounds, etc

Health risks include exposure to heavy instruments, hostile temperatures, sharp chisels, stone tools, cutting instruments, etc

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Growth of Construction Sector in India

The market value of construction sector in India is projected to expand up to INR 11954 billion by 2017. Continuously increasing infrastructure spending levels of the government has made the industry highly attractive among foreign investors in the recent years.

The Construction sectors growth is expected to reach 7.5 percent by 2016-17 from current growth rates of 5.6 percent and is expected to contribute significantly to the countrys GDP in the next five years thereby showing its vital importance for the economic growth of the nation.

Construction sector is the 2nd largest employer in the country. The sector currently employs over 45 million employees and is slated to employ more than 76 million employees by 2022. This implies additional creation of ~31 million jobs in the 9 year period.

Local construction companies across India

Private construction contractors across India

Towns and cities across India