A Cement Mason
What Do They Do
Cement Masons level, smooth and shape surfaces of freshly poured concrete. This includes projects such as patios, floors, sidealks, huge dams, and the finishing of exposed concrete surfaces such as highways, foundations, walls of large buildings and airport runways. They are also involved in residential basement and driveway work and must know the working characteristics of various cement and concrete mixes.
The work is active and strenuous. Once concrete is poured, it must be worked before it sets, regardless of the time of day or weather conditions. A Cement Mason must be willing and able to work outdoors in inclement weather.
Interest and Temperament
The Cement Mason must be able to work in hot or cold weather and enjoy working with their hands. The ability to get along with others is important because cement masons frequently work as a team.
- Minimum age of 18
- American citizen or declaration of intent
- Good physical condition
Educational Background Recommended
Math, blueprint reading, mechanical drawing
Admission Requirements of the Joint Apprentice Committee
- High school diploma or G.E.D. (provision of G.E.D. certificate/score sheet)
- Drug/Alcohol testing in accordance with the JATC written policy
- Operates under an “Eligibility List” System
Terms of Apprenticeship Training
- Apprenticeship shall be three (3) years
- Minimum of 3,000 hours of on-the-job training
- Minimum of 144 hours of related classroom instruction per year
- Probationary period 500 work hours
- Indentured to Joint Apprenticeship Committee
- Raises every six months if training hours are secured
Application and Information
Toledo Area Cement Mason JATC
4535 Hill Ave.
Toledo, OH 43615-5301
Telephone: (419) 531-5911
Fax: (419) 531-4302
The recruitment, selection, employment, training and promotion of apprentices shall be without discrimination based on race, color, national origin, ancestry, sex, religion, disability/handicap or veteran status.