The role of a plasterer/stucco mason is employed primarily by construction and renovation companies, but they are also hired by individuals. There are no strict education requirements, though some companies may require a high school diploma. Some employers may prefer applicants with education in EIFS or exterior insulation finishing systems. There are a few possible certifications needed, such as an OSHA 10 card and a trade certificate. Experience required can vary, ranging from no experience necessary to several years. Some organizations may require the plasterer/stucco mason to provide their own tools and transportation to and from work sites.
Generally, those in this position work in construction or renovation environments with some travel necessary. Heavy lifting is a possibility, as well as bending and kneeling. The main responsibility of these masons is to apply plaster and other materials to walls and ceilings as needed, along with some light repair work on occasion. They must be able to thoroughly understand blueprints, follow instructions well, erect scaffolds and ladders as needed, and disassemble equipment to move it from place to place.
Those in this position often work in teams to complete projects, so good communication skills are absolutely necessary. These masons will often report to a lead plasterer, who will direct various responsibilities to members of the team.
Plasterer or Stucco Mason Tasks
Plan and build forms.
Install or cover installation.
Repair or surface walls, ceilings, and other areas.
Prepare and apply plaster or stucco.