Bricklayers lay bricks, concrete blocks, stone and other similar materials to construct or repair walls, arches, chimneys, fireplaces and other structures in accordance with blueprints and specifications.
They are employed by construction companies and bricklaying contractors or they may be self-employed.
Bricklayers should be in good physical condition, be aware of safety issues and have good manual dexterity. They also need to have a good sense of balance as they work with heavy equipment and materials on narrow platforms and scaffolds. Bricklayers also need to have a have a good aesthetic eye, and be able to recognize patterns, lines and proportions.