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Bricklayer Job Description

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Bricklayer Job Description

Bricklayers are skilled craftsmen responsible for constructing brickwork by laying bricks using the correct mortar mixture. They are knowledgeable about the different types of bricks available and how to construct or repair walls in accordance with industry standards.

We are recruiting for skilled Bricklayer to be responsible for constructing brickwork for a building. The Bricklayer must be able to read and analyse building plans, check specifications, determine the most accurate layout, and mark guidelines. You should also be able to mix mortar powder, sand, clay, and water correctly to obtain an acceptable consistency.

To succeed as a Bricklayer, you should be detail-oriented and display the necessary knowledge and skill to build walls, houses or other building structures. Ultimately, a good Bricklayer should maintain a high standard of workmanship with safety and precision. The building, when completed, must be admired and appreciated as the work of a craftsman.

Bricklayer Responsibilities

  • Minimum of 1 years’ industry experience on a construction site.
  • Knowledge of materials, methods and the tools involved in bricklaying and the construction of buildings.
  • Problem-solving ability.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Physically fit and able to stand for long periods.

Bricklayer Requirements

  • Interpret and understand building plans.
  • Determine the materials required.
  • Measure distance from reference points.
  • Calculate angles and determining the vertical and horizontal alignment of courses.
  • Lay bricks using mortar as a binder and a trowel to level.
  • Fasten bricks with wire clamps or cement.
  • Working safely on scaffolds and swing stages at various heights.
  • Use equipment and tools effectively to perform basic construction tasks.
  • Minimum of 1 years’ industry experience on a construction site.
  • Knowledge of materials, methods and the tools involved in bricklaying and the construction of buildings.
  • Problem-solving ability.
  • Ability to work independently or as part of a team.
  • Physically fit and able to stand for long periods.

Personalising Your Bricklayer Job Description Advise

The hiring process and recruiting new employees to fill your key roles requires a degree of personalisation if you are to attract the best employees in a competitive employment market. The right person for a crucial role or more senior roles will likely have other employers targeting them. As your job description will be the first point of contact, you need to nail your pitch and provide the best possible service.

When creating your bespoke description and advert, you should cover and promote these points:

Job title: This should accurately reflect the role and include keywords that top talent might be using to search for jobs.

Job duties: The day to day duties, such as administrative tasks, which vary depending on the company and inform the candidate if they can complete the role.

Technical skills: These are the hard skills required through training, such as proficiency with Microsoft Office.

Soft skills: These include the interpersonal skills and general abilities the right candidates will possess. For example, the competency to prioritise multiple tasks, handle customer queries and customer complaints, work alone, or build a good relationship with coworkers.

The company’s culture: Highlighting your company culture and values ensures employees thrive and find outstanding job satisfaction. Candidates that are not the right fit won’t waste their time completing the application process, meaning you can focus on qualified individuals and hire in a more timely manner.

Career progression: Including the career path will entice candidates looking for career growth. 

Training and development programs: Smaller companies may need employees with previous experience or provide educational assistance over internal training offered by larger organisations with more significant resources. 

Employee benefits: Compensation and benefits often fail to appear in job ads and while you may want to hold your cards close to your chest, failing to include them is a mistake. Consider answering common questions, such as working hours and paid leave. Researching the average salary for the role in these early stages will ensure you don’t waste your interviewer’s and the candidate’s time.

Skill gaps: Your company may need to bring in new skills beyond those required to complete the key role and duties. Thinking on an organisational level can be beneficial when contemplating skills diversity.

Legal requirements: Ensure your job advert and description does not ask for inappropriate or discriminatory personal details, such as age, marital status, or religion.


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