Apprentice Stonemason

Looking at securing a long-term career in the Building industry?  Your apprenticeship is the start of a professional careerWe have a number of positions for enthusiastic people looking to start or continue their stonemasonry apprenticeship.Wage Award: National wage AwardMode: Full time = 38 hours per weekPeriod of Apprenticeship: up to 3 YearsTraining: Certificate III in StonemasonryLocation: Southern : Brisbane - Southern Suburbs & Logan QLDDESCRIPTION: Stonemasons work with a range of materials such as limestone, sandstone, bluestone, slate, marble and granite and may be involved in the design and manufacture of kitchen bench-tops and bathroom vanities, or specialise in ornamental work such as commercial stone facades for new construction projects, fireplaces, banker masonry and carving. They may repair and maintain historical buildings and monuments, or produce architectural features such as window frames, lintels, archways and ornamental garden pieces.DUTIES:Cutting and shaping stone and masonry materials using machine or hand tools, taking into account the characteristics of the stone being usedCutting and polishing granite and marble for use in construction, such as kitchen bench-tops and bathroom vanity units or commercial building facadesUsing a hammer and chisel or masonry saw to cut stone to fit as requiredRead and working from, plans and specificationsErecting scaffolding (subject to licence requirements in some stages)Use hand tools, e.g. trowels, hammers measuring tapes and levelling devices, shovels etc.Use power tools, e.g. electric/battery drills, brick cutting machines, power saws, angle grinders, mixers, and laser levelling devicesHandle and store supplies/materialsUse safe and appropriate means to access (both internal and external) for building and construction sites and trade school environmentsFollow appropriate safety practices when using ladders, other access ways, handrails, barriers, scaffolding and mechanical lifts (trained/licensed users only)Follow established policies and procedures for Protective Personal Apparel (PPE) use and the use or non-use of devices such as mobile phone in workplace and training environmentsFollow appropriate manual handling techniques for manual tasks including lifting and moving itemsFollow safety and environmental practices for handling building products, fluids and waste productsComplete appropriate documentation and recording information on computerised programsCarry out the theory and practical assessment tasks in a building site/training centreFollow written and verbal instructions in workplace and trade school environmentsCommunicate and interact with others in workplace and trade school environments, may include customer interactionRead and interpret various types of construction/architectural diagramsFollow HIA APPRENTICES induction processes and codes of conduct.Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Pre-employment Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) to assess candidate’s ability to perform the requirements of the job, not their general state of health.   This assessment includes but is not limited to:• extensive medical history investigation â€¢ cardiovascular fitness assessment• range of movement and postural tolerance• visual screen• manual handling evaluationESSENTIAL CRITERIA:A willingness to develop skills and knowledge in this tradePhysical fitness and the ability to undertake manual labour for extended periodsBe a safe confident workerWillingness to travelCI Card (White Card) (or be willing to obtain prior to starting)Enjoy practical and manual workAbility to follow instructions and communicate effectivelyMinimum of year 10 schoolingA SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL IDEALLY:Certificate II/ Pre-App in Building & ConstructionDomestic building experience / exposure to a jobsiteBe reliable, enthusiastic and willing to work as part of a team.Have a car and licence is generally required due to changing sites.WHO ARE HIA APPRENTICES?HIA Apprentices are leaders in the selection, management and training of apprentices in the domestic building industry. Established over 30 years ago, we make it easier for young people to get a trade, and help builders and contractors take them on.WHY HIA APPRENTICES?Award wages paid on time – you just need to submit your timesheetFull time opportunity - Immediate startAccess to a Very Low interest loan of $20,000 to buy tools / car etc.Personal Protective Equipment – this is your safety boots, safety glasses, ear muffs – the things that keep you protected whilst workingMentoring and ongoing support throughout your apprenticeshipWe take care of everything for you, from the start to the completion of your apprenticeship, so you can concentrate on getting the skills for a very rewarding career that counts.Please note that we have a huge demand for junior apprentices at the moment (under 21 years of age)Some tasks will require moderate dexterity and moderate to high physical exertion through varied working positions, e.g. standing, kneeling, bending and overhead positions, working at heights plus digging and handling building products.Apprentices are expected to be available during required working hours for both work placements and trade school/training centre environments and make their own safe travel arrangements.Please note that all tasks carried out in conjunction with this position will be done so in accordance with WHS/OHS legislative requirements, codes of practice, job safety analysis and safe working/operating procedures.Some tasks will require moderate dexterity and moderate to high physical exertion through varied working positions, e.g. standing, kneeling, bending and overhead positions, working at heights plus digging and handling building products.Apprentices are expected to be available during required working hours for both work placements and trade school/training centre environments and make their own safe travel arrangements. Australia - QLD Brisbane Southern Suburbs & Logan

Apprentice Stonemason

Looking at securing a long-term career in the Building industry?  Your apprenticeship is the start of a professional career

We have a number of positions for enthusiastic people looking to start or continue their stonemasonry apprenticeship.

Wage Award: National wage Award
Mode: Full time = 38 hours per week
Period of Apprenticeship: up to 3 Years
Training: Certificate III in Stonemasonry
Location: Southern : Brisbane - Southern Suburbs & Logan QLD

DESCRIPTION: 

Stonemasons work with a range of materials such as limestone, sandstone, bluestone, slate, marble and granite and may be involved in the design and manufacture of kitchen bench-tops and bathroom vanities, or specialise in ornamental work such as commercial stone facades for new construction projects, fireplaces, banker masonry and carving. They may repair and maintain historical buildings and monuments, or produce architectural features such as window frames, lintels, archways and ornamental garden pieces.

DUTIES:

  • Cutting and shaping stone and masonry materials using machine or hand tools, taking into account the characteristics of the stone being used
  • Cutting and polishing granite and marble for use in construction, such as kitchen bench-tops and bathroom vanity units or commercial building facades
  • Using a hammer and chisel or masonry saw to cut stone to fit as required
  • Read and working from, plans and specifications
  • Erecting scaffolding (subject to licence requirements in some stages)
  • Use hand tools, e.g. trowels, hammers measuring tapes and levelling devices, shovels etc.
  • Use power tools, e.g. electric/battery drills, brick cutting machines, power saws, angle grinders, mixers, and laser levelling devices
  • Handle and store supplies/materials
  • Use safe and appropriate means to access (both internal and external) for building and construction sites and trade school environments
  • Follow appropriate safety practices when using ladders, other access ways, handrails, barriers, scaffolding and mechanical lifts (trained/licensed users only)
  • Follow established policies and procedures for Protective Personal Apparel (PPE) use and the use or non-use of devices such as mobile phone in workplace and training environments
  • Follow appropriate manual handling techniques for manual tasks including lifting and moving items
  • Follow safety and environmental practices for handling building products, fluids and waste products
  • Complete appropriate documentation and recording information on computerised programs
  • Carry out the theory and practical assessment tasks in a building site/training centre
  • Follow written and verbal instructions in workplace and trade school environments
  • Communicate and interact with others in workplace and trade school environments, may include customer interaction
  • Read and interpret various types of construction/architectural diagrams
  • Follow HIA APPRENTICES induction processes and codes of conduct.
Successful applicants will be required to undertake a Pre-employment Functional Capacity Evaluation (FCE) to assess candidate’s ability to perform the requirements of the job, not their general state of health.   

This assessment includes but is not limited to:
• extensive medical history investigation 
• cardiovascular fitness assessment
• range of movement and postural tolerance
• visual screen
• manual handling evaluation

ESSENTIAL CRITERIA:

  • A willingness to develop skills and knowledge in this trade
  • Physical fitness and the ability to undertake manual labour for extended periods
  • Be a safe confident worker
  • Willingness to travel
  • CI Card (White Card) (or be willing to obtain prior to starting)
  • Enjoy practical and manual work
  • Ability to follow instructions and communicate effectively
  • Minimum of year 10 schooling

A SUCCESSFUL CANDIDATE WILL IDEALLY:

  • Certificate II/ Pre-App in Building & Construction
  • Domestic building experience / exposure to a jobsite
  • Be reliable, enthusiastic and willing to work as part of a team.
  • Have a car and licence is generally required due to changing sites.

WHO ARE HIA APPRENTICES?

HIA Apprentices are leaders in the selection, management and training of apprentices in the domestic building industry. Established over 30 years ago, we make it easier for young people to get a trade, and help builders and contractors take them on.

WHY HIA APPRENTICES?

  • Award wages paid on time – you just need to submit your timesheet
  • Full time opportunity - Immediate start
  • Access to a Very Low interest loan of $20,000 to buy tools / car etc.
  • Personal Protective Equipment – this is your safety boots, safety glasses, ear muffs – the things that keep you protected whilst working
  • Mentoring and ongoing support throughout your apprenticeship
  • We take care of everything for you, from the start to the completion of your apprenticeship, so you can concentrate on getting the skills for a very rewarding career that counts.

Please note that we have a huge demand for junior apprentices at the moment (under 21 years of age)

Some tasks will require moderate dexterity and moderate to high physical exertion through varied working positions, e.g. standing, kneeling, bending and overhead positions, working at heights plus digging and handling building products.

Apprentices are expected to be available during required working hours for both work placements and trade school/training centre environments and make their own safe travel arrangements.

Please note that all tasks carried out in conjunction with this position will be done so in accordance with WHS/OHS legislative requirements, codes of practice, job safety analysis and safe working/operating procedures.

Some tasks will require moderate dexterity and moderate to high physical exertion through varied working positions, e.g. standing, kneeling, bending and overhead positions, working at heights plus digging and handling building products.

Apprentices are expected to be available during required working hours for both work placements and trade school/training centre environments and make their own safe travel arrangements.

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