Brickmasons, which also includes blockmasons, are collectively referred to as bricklayers. They construct floors, fireplaces, walls, and other brick structures. They work with brick, concrete block and stone. Brickmasons also repair older brick structures, repairing and replacing old mortar which has loosened or fallen away, while retaining the structural integrity of the building. These masons work in the building and trade industries.
A specific type of brickmason, called a refractory mason, installs refractory tile and firebrick in furnaces, ladles, soaking pits, boilers and cupolas which are used in factories and mills. These are high-temperature structures which handle molten materials. Refractory masons are also employed by glass furnaces, oil refineries, incinerators and other industries which use heat and high-temperatures as part of the manufacturing process.
Brickmasons work all over the world, but work is seasonal for countries with cold weather. Brickmasons can opt to not work these months and work extra hours in the warmer months, look for indoor work or they can travel to locations where the climate is warm year-round.