Helper Mason, Masonry, Mason, Craftsperson, Construction Mason

Minimum - Preferably 5th standard pass with normal literacy of reading, writing and understanding

Certified training for Helper Mason Level-1 (programme aligned to CON/Q 0101 released by Construction Skill Development Council)

Not required

The tasks a Helper Mason Level-1 is expected to perform include: Identifying and using basic tools, equipment and materials

Handling and storing material

Preparing cement mortar and concrete mix

Using different types of bonds in basic brickworks

Erecting and dismantling 3.6 metre temporary scaffoldings

Cutting, filling, levelling and compaction of earth

Performing tasks under health, safety and environmental regulations

Knowledge of storing, handling, upkeep, maintenance, checking and inspection of tools and materials

Knowledge of receiving and handing over tools, material and consumables from the store

Knowledge of the precautions and safety required in handling, storing and transporting tools and materials

Knowledge of loading, unloading, handling and stacking hazardous/non-hazardous material as per their height, their physical properties, size and shape

Working knowledge of preparing mortar, the materials used, types of mortar and admixtures, ratio of materials and water cement ratio

Working knowledge of different types of concrete mixtures, rectifying patchwork/honeycomb for fresh concrete element, different types of curing methods and their duration

Knowledge of different types and quality of bricks and their arrangement in bonds

Knowledge and understanding of types of bonds and closures, vertical/horizontal joints and the required thickness and proportion of mortar, pointing, jointing and racking

Expertise in the tools, equipment and process for erecting and dismantling 3.6 metre scaffolds

Knowledge of the names and use of tools, tackles, excavation equipment and methods of cutting and filling

Sound knowledge of accident, health, safety and evacuation procedures and their reporting


Training for 8 to 12 weeks so as to qualify for the tests and certification by authorised agency for knowledge and skills as per NOS level-1

Communication skills

Decision-making skills

Planning and organizing skills

Problem-solving skills

Analytical and critical thinking Team player

Attention to detail

It is not a desk job

Work from home is not available

Part-time work is not available Contractual jobs are available

Travelling is required for this job

Role does not involve team handling

Working hours

Working hours are a minimum of 8 hours a day for 5 to 6 days a week

The job involves frequent extended hours, working in shifts and on holidays

Is the job suitable for a candidate with special needsNo

This job is not considered hazardous or dangerous

One may develop occupational hazards due to working at heights or depths, working with equipment, electrical and concreting material, etc.

Health risks include headaches, joint pains, backaches, skin diseases, silicosis of the lungs, insomnia, nausea, etc.

For freshers -6,000 to8,000 per month

For candidates with up to 2 years experience -8,000 to10,000 per month

For candidates with over 2 years experience 10,000 to15,000 per month

(These figures are indicative and subject to change)

Construction Sector Trends

Recently, the Government has issued contracts worth 1,861 crore relating to projects in mining, railway, infrastructure, commercial buildings, and some of the construction companies are also coasting along with a steady flow of contracts.

Boost for Indias Construction Sector

Indias construction sector is forecast to grow at 7-8 percent each year over the next decade following the election of a new government, according to a news report by an international consultancy giant. The total construction market in India for FY2014 was US$157 billion, an increase of US$4 billion over FY2013. Infrastructure accounts for 49 percent, housing and real estate 42 percent and industrial projects 9 percent. With the growing demand for new construction projects, the job vacancies for Helper Mason Level-1 and other allied construction posts are increasing.

Construction companies, agencies, contractors, construction sites, etc.Private and governmental construction projects

Jobs are available all across the country in developed and developing cities.

Globe Industrial Training Institute, 3-A, Bharat Nagar, Behind Bank of Baroda, New Friends Colony, New Delhi-110025, India, Tel: +91-11-26928661, +91-9911245392, /Construction Skill Development Council, 204, Aashirwad Complex, D-1, Green Park,New Delhi 110016, Tel: +91-11-46584466, Telefax:+91-11-2656876, E-mail:, /National Academy of Construction, NAC Grounds, Cyberabad, Hyderabad, Telangana State, India - 500084, Tel: (040) 23111916-917, Fax: (040) 23111997, E-mail:, Website: