Careers at Freshwater – Stone Mason’s Tender

Job Description:

A great starting point for those new to Stone Masonry, our stone mason’s tenders assist our masons, helping with their needs in order to complete each job in a detailed and swift manner. You’ll mix mortar, work with stone by making cuts and helping set finished stone ,set up scaffolding and ladders, keep tools and the mixing station clean and organized throughout the day, and palletizing stone as needed. 

Our standard working hours are 7:00am – 3:30pm. Typical weekly hours are 40-45, with overtime pay above 40 hours. The work is a combination of working outdoors and indoors with most of it being outdoors.  While the majority of your work will be within an hours drive of our Orland location, some projects require longer travel and overnight stays. 

Many of our stone mason’s tenders go on to become stone masons in 2-3 years through additional training provided in-house by Freshwater Stone, giving you an option to grow your career and income.

We’d like to meet you if you:

  • Are self-motivated, driven, and passionate about their work
  • Can work in a multi-tasked environment while still paying close attention to detail
  • Quick learner and ability to be self-sufficient in tasks
  • Have a strong focus on safety

Why Freshwater Stone:

  • Meaningful Work: In the projects we take on, Freshwater Stone aims to create a sense of purpose and accomplishment for each and every team member. We do this by fostering creativity, innovation, and collaboration, ensuring each team member is able to work on a variety of meaningful tasks daily to stay engaged and contribute toward a shared goal.
  • Job Stability: Freshwater Stone has been in operation since 1976 and is currently in a growth phase. Quarry worker positions are year-round, with employees trained on other tasks when working in the quarry is not possible due to weather. 
  • Training and Growth: We are passionate about creating and growing careers in the stone industry, training new employees for current positions, and helping guide them to the next step through mentorship, education, and training. 
  • Comprehensive Benefits: We offer employer-subsidized health insurance, paid time off, Simple IRA with matching, and profit sharing. 

At Freshwater Stone, we have over 40 years of stone construction experience, 20 years of quarrying experience, and we strive to be the first choice for those who recognize the value of exceptional craftsmanship. 

Located in Orland, Maine, our team has worked on many high-profile projects in Maine and across the United States, including stonework in the homes of David Rockafeller and Martha Stewart, restoration of the Dallas County Courthouse in Texas, and work on the carriage path walls in Maine’s own Acadia National Park. We are currently working on providing stone for the restoration of the Statue of Liberty.

Requirements and Qualifications:

  • Reliable, hard-working, with a positive attitude
  • Ability to lift 50-100 pounds and climb ladders
  • Ability to stand and walk on hard surfaces and uneven terrain for long hours
  • General and practical knowledge of measuring and power tools
  • All applicants are required to have reliable transportation
  • Must have a valid Driver’s License

One year of experience in stonework or residential or commercial construction is preferred but not required. Training is provided.


We are currently offering a $500-1500 sign-on bonus based on experience as well as many great benefits including:

  • Health and Dental Insurance
  • Paid Vacation, Holidays & Sick Days
  • Simple IRA with Company Match Up To 3%
  • Profit Sharing
  • Short Term Disability
  • Life Insurance
  • Educational Assistance
  • Boot Reimbursement



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You can also email your resume to [email protected], or stop by to fill out an application between 7:00 am – 4:30 pm. We are located at 4 Upper Falls Rd., Orland, ME, 04472.

If you are sending your resume by mail, please address it to:

Freshwater Stone Inc.
Attn. Valerie Hopkins
PO Box 15, 4 Upper Falls Rd.
Orland Maine, 04472

Questions? Please feel free to call us at (207) 469-6331.

Freshwater Stone | 4 Upper Falls Road | P.O. Box 15 | Orland, Maine 04472 | (207)469-6331
Monday-Friday 7:00 a.m. - 4:30 p.m. | Career Opportunities |