Assistant Stonemason

Job description

Open Date:


Close Date:


Classification Title:

Assistant Stonemason




Facilities Management - Trades Management

FLSA Status:

Non-Exempt Hourly

Career/Pay Band:

NE 7

Work Schedule:

Full Year

Full Time vs Part Time:

Full Time



If Term, specify number of years:

1 year

Primary Function:

The Assistant Stonemason position will assist in the revitalization, renovation, and/or construction of our campus facilities. The position will perform a variety of tasks that aid in both the completion and success of a project and assistance of team members. Under the supervision of Trades Management and guidance of the Stonemason/Waterproofer team, the position will install, repair, remove, and replace masonry components on campus facilities. The descriptions below are representative of, but not limited to, the duties and details of this position.

Typical Duties & Responsibilities:

•Performs duties such as stone cutting, tuck-pointing, grind mortar joints, stone patch, caulk, and pressure wash, including but not limited to duties incidental to the performance of masonry work, i.e. clean gutters, repair of roof issues related to same
•Performs masonry work, alter and repair stone, brick, tile, terra cotta, or ceramic structures and surfaces
•Performs repairs, maintenance, or installation for buildings, structures, retaining walls, walkways, sidewalks, stairs and/or steps, and other stone or brick edifices

•Operates of aerial lifts and fork lifts in accordance with OSHA Safety and Training requirements
•Uses hand tools for digging, trenching, shoveling, finishing, tuck pointing and general maintenance repairs
•Picks up requisitioned tools and materials from vendors
•Properly and safely loads, transports, and unload materials, tools, and equipment for daily work tasks
•Performs mobilization, work site set-up/break-down, safety set-up and controls through the work assignment
•Ensures safe condition, storage, and use of all tools
•Reports observed structural asset and safety related deficiencies, and safety making recommendations as necessary
•Assists skilled trade technicians e.g. stonemasons, water proofers, etc. as deemed necessary by Supervisor
•Perform other duties as required and assigned

Judgment Required:

Performance of the essential duties of this position is dependent upon independent ingenuity and developmental efforts.

Budgetary Responsibility:


Machines & Equipment Used:

•Operates various machines and equipment, such as jackhammers, tampers, air chisels, skid steer, grinders, mortar saws, and mortar/cement mixers
•Employee must be able to use the following tools of the trade: 2’ and 4’ level pointing tools, hawk, 3lb hammer, brick hammer, safety harness, tape measure, cape chisel, flat chisel, brick trowel, margin trowel and jointer, other hand tools and small power tools necessary to perform work.


Requires a minimum education level of High School Diploma or GED equivalent.


A minimum of 1-3 years’ experience is required- specifically working with sandstone, limestone, granite, brick, and terra cotta; and patching.

Job Related Skills:

•Methods, practices, processes and materials used in construction trades, facilities management and maintenance activities; occupational hazards and necessary safety precautions and use of personal protection equipment related to construction trades.
•Lifting objects or materials weighing 60+ pounds.
•Must be able to work from heights and from an elevated platform such as lift, scaffolding, and ladders
• Must be able to position and have ability to climb ladders
•Understanding and following oral and written instructions
• Fundamental use and maintenance of hand tools, power tools, and heavy equipment associated with various trade work
• Performing manual labor related to maintenance and trade activities
• Operating trucks and trailers, identification and reporting of occupational hazards transportation materials and equipment
• Understanding and use of personal protection equipment. Ability to identify and report infrastructure deficiencies and hazards.


The employee is required to have reliable transportation and a valid Driver’s License

The employee will receive aerial lift and forklift safety training with appropriate certifications

Student Contact:

Incidental in the course of performing repairs.


Incidental in the course of performing repairs.


Incidental in the course of performing repairs.

Supervision Received:

This position receives general supervision. Broad instructions are provided and the staff member uses judgment and experience to carry out assignments. Completed assignments and finished products are reviewed by supervisor after completion.

Positions Directly Supervised:


Positions Indirectly Supervised:


Confidential Information:


Working Environment:

Work is performed throughout buildings across campus with the majority of work performed outdoors.

Physical Requirements:

Must be able to stand for extended periods of time, Must be able to walk for extended periods of time, Must be able to climb (many stairs, ladders), Must be able to crawl and or kneel, Must be able to push and/or pull objects, Must be able to navigate steep and rough terrain, Must be able to use feet for repetitive tasks, Must be able to use hands for repetitive tasks, Must be able to lift between 51-100 pounds (Heavy work), Must be able to carry between 51-100 pounds (Heavy work)

Any additional requirements specific to this position:

  • Must be able to wear an approved mask for prolonged periods while performing job duties and responsibilities.
  • Work Schedule is Monday through Friday 7:00 AM – 4:00 PM; Overtime as required.

University Information:

The University of the South, commonly known as Sewanee, comprises a nationally ranked residential College of Arts and Sciences and a School of Theology. The University is strongly committed to the values of intellectual inquiry, diversity, equity, and inclusion, and living and serving in community. Situated on 13,000 acres atop Tennessee’s Cumberland Plateau, Sewanee is known for its stunning natural beauty while providing easy access to Chattanooga, Nashville, and Huntsville. The University is affiliated with the Episcopal Church and seeks to help employees of all backgrounds and identities flourish.

EEO Statement:

The University of the South is an equal opportunity educational institution that is committed to creating and maintaining a diverse and inclusive campus environment.

Employment Prescreening:

Eligibility for employment is contingent upon successful prescreening

Non-Discrimination Statement:

The University of the South stands firmly for the principle that its employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have a right to be free from discrimination based on race, color, sex, religion, national origin, age, disability, sexual orientation, gender identity, veteran status, pregnancy and childbirth, and genetic information. As required by Title VI of the Civil Rights Act of 1964, Section 504 of the Rehabilitation Act of 1973, the Americans with Disabilities Act of 1990 and the ADA Amendments Act of 2008, Title VII of the Civil Rights Act of 1964 and Title IX of the Education Amendments of 1972, the University does not discriminate on the basis of sex or other protected categories in the educational programs or activities which it operates. This requirement of non-discrimination extends to admission to and employment in those programs or activities. The University is committed to sustaining a community in which the dignity of every individual is respected. Key to this value are efforts to nurture an environment of civility and mutual respect and to foster a culture of reporting concerns so that the University can respond promptly and equitably whenever an incident occurs. All employees, students, and participants of university-sponsored programs and activities have the right to be free from harassment and retaliation.

Inquiries regarding the application of Title IX may be addressed to:

The University’s Title IX Coordinator, Dr. Sylvia Gray, at:

Woods Lab, 138

(931) 598-1420

Email: [email protected] or [email protected]




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Job No:
Posted: 2/20/2021
Application Due: 3/5/2021
Work Type: Full Time