University System of Maryland

         Job Class Specification

TITLE: MASON PLASTERER                         JOB CODE: N10MPU
FLSA: NONEXEMPT                                JOB TYPE: SYSTEMWIDE
EEO6:  H60                                     JOB FAMILY/SERIES: PHP MNT 
IPED-SOC: 47-2161
APPROVED BY: Chancellor's  Designee:          EFFECTIVE DATE: 09/01/2007
        James Sansbury, Associate VC Financial Affairs/Human Resources


Under general supervision, performs masonry plastering work at the journey level.


1. Diagnoses problems, repairs plaster damage on walls, ceilings or other structures requiring plastering or masonry techniques; removes damaged plaster, mixes and applies rough and finishing plaster coatings, performs block and brick work.

2. Applies rough and finished coats of plaster to walls, ceilings and/or partitions of buildings according to blueprints, drawings, specifications or instructions.

3. Mixes, lays, and finishes concrete work on yards, walls and floors.

4. Prepares estimates of time, labor and materials. Prepares reports reflecting daily operations and project status.

5. Operates and maintains tools and equipment of the mason plastering trade. Cleans work area upon completion of project.

6. Provides guidance and training in mason plastering work to other maintenance personnel. May have lead responsibility for special projects.

Note: The intent of this list of primary duties is to provide a representative summary of the major duties and responsibilities of this job. Incumbents perform other related duties assigned. Specific duties and responsibilities may vary based upon departmental needs.


EXPERIENCE: Four years progressively responsible experience in the plastering and masonry work.


Comprehensive knowledge of and skill in plastering methods and techniques, brick and block construction and repair methods, and mortar mixes and concrete work methods. Thorough knowledge of and skill in basic mathematics including area, volume, weights, and the practical application of fractions, percentages, ratios, and proportions; of OSHA regulations related to the mason plaster trade. Skill in the use and maintenance of the tools and equipment of the mason plaster trade. Ability to read, interpret, and work from blueprints and specifications; to prepare summaries and reports; to communicate effectively and follow directions; to work in, on, around, over and under fixed equipment and machinery; to work from ladders and scaffolding; to manipulate heavy equipment, tools, and supplies and/or exert force up to 70 lbs.; to concurrently manipulate multiple controls on equipment and machinery; to work in hazardous or irritating environments, confined spaces, and adverse weather or temperature conditions; to wear and work in personal protective equipment.

OTHER: Except for qualifications established by law, additional related experience and formal education in which one has gained the knowledge, skills, and abilities required for full performance of the work of the job class may be substituted for the education or experience requirement on a year-for-year basis with 30 college credits being equivalent to one year of experience.


Candidates selected for employment may be subject to medical inquiries and/or medical examinations to determine ability to perform the job. Valid Maryland Non-commercial Class C or equivalent driver's license may be required. Candidates selected for employment may be required to be trained to work with asbestos.

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