What being a Plasterer is about

The Plasterer applies plaster to interior walls and exterior surfaces according to blueprints and specifications to produce a finished surface.  The Plasterer uses a hawk (a square plate of metal with a wooden handle) to hold the wet plaster and a trowel to apply it to the various surfaces.  To obtain a uniform and level surface a darby and float are used to smooth the plaster.  Plasterers also form, cast, and repair ornamental designs with plaster in interior work.  Today, the majority of their work is spent applying special finishes to exterior surfaces such as stucco, exterior insulation finish systems (EIFS), and marblecrete.  The work is active and strenuous often requiring the worker to bend, stoop, or kneel. The Plasterer enjoys doing precision work and has pride in craftsmanship.

General Qualifications

  • Age 18 or older
  • Minimum Education: High School Diploma or GED
  • Valid Driver’s License
  • Good physical condition
  • Manual dexterity
  • Recommended High School Courses: General Math, Algebra, Geometry, and Mechanical Drawing.

Plasterers Apprenticeship Program

  • Complete a personal interview and application
  • Length of Indentureship (Apprenticeship): 4 years
  • Length of classroom instruction: 144 hours/year

How to Apply

Applications may be obtained by appointment.

Plasterers & Cement Masons Local 692
1345 Northside Blvd.
South Bend, IN 46615
Pat Hansen - Apprenticeship Coordinator: (317) 508-1609
Doug Feltes – South Bend Area: (574) 286-5672