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Refractory Mason

Brand:  Matthews Environmental Solutions
Company:  Matthews International Corporation
Line of Business:  Environmental

Apopka, FL, US, 32703


A Refractory Mason will be responsible for installing refractory in customer equipment. The bricklayer must maintain quality workmanship during the process to ensure that the job scope is completed. The bricklayer must be able to work with the engineering, fabrication, electric/controls, administration departments to complete jobs in the field and the shop.


  • Lay firebrick and refractory supplies to build, rebuild, reline, or patch high-temperature or heating equipment, according to job orders and blueprints 
  • Demonstration of safe working practices and procedures 
  • Adaptation of job site environment 
  • Tearing out of refractory masonry 
  • Using and maintaining refractory tools and equipment 
  • Laying of refractory brick 
  • Installation of poured castables 
  • Installation of ceramic fiber blankets and modules  


  • High School Diploma or GED 
  • 2+ years of previous Masonry experience; or equivalent combination of education and experience 
  • Basic degree of proficiency in MS Office Suite, Outlook & Internet applications
  • Possess a mechanical aptitude; ability to use a large variety of hand tools and basic knowledge of power tools, forklifts, welding equipment, and cutting torch
  • Ability to learn carpenter tasks such as cutting plywood to make parts to ship 
  • Basic verbal and written communication skills (including analysis, interpretation, & reasoning)
  • Ability to develop and maintain collaborative relationships with peers and colleagues across the organization, as well as, internal and external clients
  • Ability to work well autonomously and within a team in a fast-paced and deadline-oriented environment
  • Ability to work with and influence peers and management
  • Self-motivated with critical attention to detail, deadlines and reporting
  • Ability to work overtime as necessary


  • Regularly required to stand; walk; sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel; reach with hands and arms; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; and talk, hear and see
  • Regularly lift and/or move up to 50 pounds and occasionally up to 100 pounds 
  • Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and the ability to adjust focus
  • Occasionally exposed to wet and/or humid conditions, moving mechanical parts, fumes or airborne particles, extreme cold & heat, risk of electrical shock, and toxic or caustic chemicals
  • The noise level in the work environment may be high


The Matthews Environmental Solutions division of Matthews Memorialization is a worldwide leader in the design and manufacture of technologically advanced crematoria equipment, as well as cremation-related products and services. It is a total solutions provider for combustion products and services with a passion for the environment and success for our clients. We are a global leader in cremation equipment, waste incinerator systems, environmental solutions, service, parts, supplies, crematory management and memorial products. We have a passion for innovation and are committed to continually finding new solutions for a varied customer base. 

Matthews Environmental Solutions and Matthews Memorialization are (MATW) Matthews International companies. 


Matthews International affords equal employment opportunities to employees and applicants without regard to race, color, religion, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, national origin, genetic information, age, disability or any other characteristic protected by federal, state or local law.  Equal Opportunity Employer Minorities/Women/Veterans/Disabled. 

Matthews International endeavors to make our employment website and application process accessible to all users and applicants.  In doing so, Matthews International provides reasonable accommodations to applicants with disabilities. If you have a disability and require a reasonable accommodation or assistance completing the application process, please contact a member of our Human Resource Team.

Nearest Major Market: Orlando