Mason – Facilities Department – Sophia.

Closing Date August 12, 2021 closed

Job Description/Key Resonsibilities

The Guyana Power and Light (GPL) invites applications from interested candidates with the requisite qualifications and experience to fill the vacant position of Mason – within the Facilities DepartmentSophia.

Under the general supervision of the Foreman Carpenter/Joiner, the incumbent will be responsible for laying of building materials, including concrete and brick constructs. Also, repairs surfaces and or structures at any location of the company.


  1. Study blueprints, drawings, plans or sketches to construct, maintain, and repair a variety of masonry structures such as walls, steps, walkways, concrete pads, floors, curbs, exterior and interior surfaces/coatings.
  2. Shoot grade and lays out site for pouring of footings and foundations. Constructs forms, supports, and bracing systems.
  3. Mix cement, sand, aggregate, additives, and water to produce concrete, grout, mortar or slurry using a hoe, trowel, shovel, or power mixing equipment.
  4. Spread, levels, and smooth concrete using rake, shovel, hand or power trowel, hand or power screed, and float.
  5. Mould expansion joints and edges using edging tools, jointers, and straightedges.
  6. Mix and/or applies surface coatings such as sealer, curing and hardening agents, masonry stains and colourings.
  7. Lay and binds building materials such as brick, ceramic tile, concrete block, cinder block, glass block, and terra-cotta block with mortar and other substances. Breaks or cuts bricks, blocks, rough and irregular stone to size using trowel edge, hammer, and chisel or power saw.
  8. Calculate angles and courses and determines vertical and horizontal alignment of courses. Determines and implements the best layout to achieve the desired pattern.
  9. Repair and finishes mortar joints between stones, bricks, or blocks of masonry wall. Removes mortar to specified depth using rake, hammer and chisel and power saw.
  10. Clean and prepares surfaces. Mixes plaster and other compounds to desired consistency and applies to walls, ceilings, or partitions of buildings using trowels, brushes, or spray guns. Caulk windows, doors, or cracks in wall with calking gun.
  11.  Analyze material and labours estimates and prepare RFP’s for material and supplies
  12. Ensure that working environment is clean and safe.
  13. Coordinate work schedules with other departments and shop in order to complete works efficiently and to keep inconvenience to a minimum
  14. Responds to emergencies during or after normal working hours to resolve immediate safety concerns.
  15. Maintain strict compliance with the occupational safety and health and environmental laws of Guyana.
  16. Perform other duties that may be assigned to you within the scope of your employment, from an Authorized Officer.



  • Knowledge of standard practices, processes and related tools, masonry and plastering techniques, equipment and materials.
  • Skill in the construction, alteration repair and masonry structures and surfaces.
  • Skill in the application of plaster, and in cutting and laying of blocks, bricks and tiles.
  • Ability to determine the quality of materials used.
  • Good Interpersonal Skills
  • Self-motivated

Required Qualifications and Experience

  1. Three (3) subjects C.S.EC. including Mathematics, English Language and Technical Drawing (Grade 1-111) plus Craft Certificate in Masonry from G.T.I  with three (3) years relevant experience.


      2. Three (3) subjects C.S.EC. including Mathematics, English Language and Technical Drawing (Grade 1-111) plus Craft Certificate in Bricklaying and Concreting with three (3) years relevant experience.

How to Apply

Applications should be submitted to reach the Deputy Human Resources Manager, Guyana Power & Light Inc. 257/259 Middle Street, Georgetown not later than August 12, 2021.