Mastic asphalter

Mastic asphalter

Mastic asphalters use a mixture of limestone and bitumen to create tough, waterproof surfaces.


The Role

  • Assessing a site
  • Working out how much asphalt is needed
  • Preparing the area
  • Pouring and spreading, and sealing joints
  • Applying a surface finish such as sand-rubbed, polished, crimped, tiled or reflective to surfaces
  • Working for specialist contractors, either as staff or hired labour on all sorts of projects

Salary

  • Average salaries are in the region of £15,000.00 - £35,000.00

Salaries will vary depending on location / employer


Qualifications and Training

Some employers may want you to have GCSEs (or equivalent such as the Welsh Baccalaureate) in English, Maths and Design and Technology or the BTEC Certificate to qualify. 

Some experience of working on a building site can be useful in getting a foot in the door, but it’s not essential. If you haven’t worked in construction, think about being a labourer to start with. Then your boss may train you in asphalting.

An apprenticeship is a good way to start your career as a mastic asphalter. Entry to an apprenticeship scheme usually involves taking a selection test. As an apprentice, you study for NVQ Level 2 and 3. To find an apprenticeship visit the Government's website, or Careers Wales in Wales.

The Institute of Roofing offers its own qualifications, and will be able to offer you help and advice. 

With on the job and off the job training, you would work towards a Scottish Vocational Qualification (SVQ) in Roofing Occupations (Construction) at Levels 2 and 3 and Applied Waterproof Membranes (Construction) (Built Up Bituminous Roofing) Level 2 (SCQF level 5).

 

A Day in the life of...

Dan Glynn

Dan Gylnn is a Mastic Asphalter with national roofing company BriggsAmasco

Read moreabout Dan Glynn

Vacancies

Check out the latest Mastic Asphalter vacancies: 

As these are external websites, the number of job vacancies related to your preferred job role may vary. 

Check daily to see new opportunities as they are posted!

Find out more

For information on job roles in Scotland please visit the Skills Development Scotland website My World of Work.

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