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Concrete Finishers

POSTED ON 30 Nov 2015 Comments Off on Concrete Finishers

  • Job Title

    Concrete Finisher

    Reports to Concrete Foreman


    Job Description

    A concrete finisher will perform recurring assignments and refer deviations to the concrete foreman. They are required to carry out a variety of tasks including placing, finishing, protecting and repairing concrete.


    • Two to three years of experience working  with Concrete in the Road Construction Industry
    • Working knowledge of Concrete and related materials
    • Working knowledge of methods, techniques and equipment.
    • Valid Driver’s License
    • Clean Driver’s Abstract (less than three convictions & less than 7 demerits)

    Physical Requirements

    • Must have the physical strength, stamina and coordination to complete the assigned duties
    • Must be able to lift and carry up to 50lbs. independently; more than 50lbs. with assistance
    • Withstand working outside, on uneven ground, for long periods of time in different weather conditions
    • Be able to stand, walk, bend, crouch, for long periods of time
    • Complete repetitive tasks for the duration of each shift
    • Constant pushing and pulling motion

    Duties and Responsibilities  

    • Health, Safety and Environment
    • To be knowledgeable of and adhere to the company’s health, safety and environmental program. This includes Polices, Safe Work Practices, Procedures, Rules and applicable OH&S Legislation.
    • Participate in the HS&E program to ensure a safe work environment is maintained by identifying and controlling hazards, attending Health and Safety meetings, site inspections and report any infractions or deficiencies to your Supervisor.
    • Ensure the safety of yourself, co-workers and the public by conducting site safety hazard assessments and implement control measures, operating equipment as per manufactures, company and regulatory requirements as they apply to your job.
    • To be a competent worker & operator by completing required training, review and understand your job/task hazards, having authority to operate lawfully while adhering to company and equipment manufactures safe operating procedures and maintenance schedules.
    • Review and understand locate sheets for each jobsite prior to commencing any work activities
    • Operations
    • Be familiar with the requirements of each job site. (Scope, specs, plans, etc.)
    • Assist crew with site preparation, and any other activity as needed
    • Tend to pumps, generators, compressors, etc. so that there are no interruptions to the smooth operation of the project.
    • Assist in the loading and offloading of tools, machinery, materials, etc. when requested.
    • Provide assistance in the organization of tools and equipment. Ensuring tools are accounted for and put away at the end of each shift.
    • Assist with traffic control by providing flagging, setting up signage, cones, barricades, etc. Also, removing said items when required.
    • Monitor the weather (ie. wind, heat, cold, etc.) and make the necessary adjustments as it affects the quality of the concrete.
    • Ensure that foreign materials do not become embedded in concrete, cover if needed.
    • Apply hardening and sealing components to cure surfaces.
    • Install cut joints/grooves in concrete with edging tools to help control cracking.
    • Smooth concrete surface using either a hand trowel, long handled “bull float” or powered float.
    • Operate a screed to level newly placed concrete according to grade, depth and in accordance with specifications. Maintain correct slope for drainage.
    • Provide constant feedback to chuteman to maintain the correct slump.
    • Place and finish concrete to required specs. This includes all aspects of finishing, from screeding to final finish.
    • Human Resources
    • Have and promote a professional, positive image and attitude when working with the public, customers and co-workers.
    • Promote a team approach; maintain dialogue with all employees and exchange information and ideas for improving the safety and production of the team.
    • Collaborate with other project teams and help with special initiatives, as required.
    • Assist in the training of new employees in the safe and efficient operation of equipment, tools, worker tasks and site safety.
    • To be knowledgeable of, and adhere to the company’s policies and procedures as outlined in the Employee Manual.


    The above statements are intended to describe the general nature and level of work being performed by people assigned to this classification. They are not to be constructed as an exhaustive list of all responsibilities, duties and skills required of personnel classified. All personnel may be required to perform duties outside of their normal responsibilities from time to time, as needed.