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Stone Mason

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Work type: Staff
Senior management: Central - University Funds
Department: Hokie Stone Remediation
Location: Blacksburg, Virginia
Categories: Facilities / Skilled Trades

Job Description

Reporting to the Hokie Stone Manager, the Stone Mason will perform installation, repair and maintenance activities associated with Hokie Stone building envelops and site walls to maintain the structural integrity of those systems and components.

Required Qualifications

•Verifiable journey-level experience laying rubble stone and dimensionally sawn stone in barrier and
cavity wall construction configurations.
• Must have a valid driver's license.
• Will be required to operate a motor vehicle daily.
• Must be able to perform heavy manual labor, including safely moving and handling up to 100 pounds, or more with assistance; climbing and working from elevated workstations such as ladders and scaffolds; working for long periods of time sitting, standing, walking, reaching, bending, pushing/pulling; and working in all types of weather conditions, including extreme temperatures.
• Ability to communicate effectively, work as an effective team member, and receive and execute instructions from the immediate supervisor and/or lead worker.
• May be required to work additional hours/shifts to meet the needs of the department.
• This is a designated emergency personnel position.

Preferred Qualifications

•Related experience in a large commercial or educational setting.
• Experience erecting scaffolding.
• Experience operating man lifts.
• Experience operating Lulls (all-terrain forklift)
• Experience laying CMU and brick.
• Experience fabricating flashing components for barrier and cavity stone walls.

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Review Date

Open until filled

Additional Information


The successful candidate will be required to have a criminal conviction check.


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