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Cement Mason/ Concrete Finisher Jobs in Michigan (MI) at Walbec Group

Sample Cement Mason/ Concrete Finisher Job Description

Cement Mason/ Concrete Finisher

Position summary:
Under the direction of the Foreman, the Cement Mason is responsible for assisting placement of concrete and finishing final concrete surfaces which are visible after a bridge is built.  Concrete finishers grind concrete after curing and spray on chemical concrete sealers when necessary.
Role and Responsibilities:

  • Smooth out concrete in segments to ensure the concrete poured is level
  • Fill roadways, driveways, sidewalks, bridges, and parking lots
  • Arrange the concrete forms
  • Prepare surface
  • Level surfaces by using special blades, making sure all lumps and bubbles are smoothed over
  • Use wood or plastic forms to shape the concrete and hold it until it is set
  • Smooth high spots and fill depressions
  • Make concrete beams, columns, and panels
  • Wash away excess concrete
  • Finish corners by hand
  • Use machines that vibrate concrete to fill air pockets
  • Work safely
  • Knowledge of and ability to safely use crane hand signals
  • Performs other related duties as required and assigned

Qualifications and Education Requirements:

  • Valid Driver's License and satisfactory driving record
  • Ability to lift and carry up to 75 lbs. unassisted

Preferred Skills:

  • High School diploma or equivalent
  • Member of Local Cement Mason's Union, or willingness to become a member
  • Prior construction experience
  • Ability to lift 100 lbs., crawl in close quarters to strip concrete forms
  • Shoot grades

Physical Requirements:
The mental and physical requirements described here are representative of those that must be met by an individual to successfully perform the essential functions of this position.

Task Critical Frequency Intensity Comments
Climbing B 1 1 Going up and down ladders, stairs, and ramps.
Using of feet and legs, and/or hands and arms.  Body agility is emphasized
Balancing A 5 1 Maintaining body equilibrium to prevent falling when walking, standing, or crouching on narrow, slippery, or erratically moving surfaces
Stooping A 3 1 Bending body downward and forward by bending at the waist.  This task is important if it occurs a considerable degree and requires full use of the lower extremities and back muscles
Kneeling A 3 2 Bending legs at knee to come to a rest on knee or knees
Crouching A 3 2 Bending the body downward and forward by bending leg and spine
Crawling B 1 1 Moving about on hands and knees or hands and feet
Pulling/Pushing A 4 3 Using upper arms and shoulders to exert force in order to draw, drag, or tug objects in a sustained motion.
Lifting A 2 3 Raising objects from a lower to a higher position or moving objects horizontally from position to position.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper arms, shoulders, and back.
Fingering A 2 1 Picking, pinching, typing, keyboarding, or otherwise working primarily with fingers rather then whole hand or arms as in handling
Grasping A 5 2 Applying pressure to an object with the fingers and palms
Feeling A 5 2 Perceiving attributes of objects, such as size, shape, temperature, or texture by touching with skin, particularly that of fingertips.
Reaching A 5 3 Raising arms from a lower to a higher position in all planes and directions, to conduct task.  This factor is important if it occurs to a considerable degree and requires the substantial use of the upper arms, shoulders, and back muscles.
Standing A 4 2 To support one self on the feet in an erect position
Walking A 2 2 To move along on foot: advance by steps.
Handling A 5 3 Using of hands to grasp, lift and use tools and material
Sitting B 1 1 To rest on the buttocks or haunches, while using upper extremities.

Critical  How important is the item to completion of assigned responsibilities
A = essential to the job                required, but not essential                  not required
Frequency  How often does the job require the employee to demonstrate the task
1 = less then 10% of time              2 = from 11 25 % of time                   3 = from 26 50 % of time
4 = from 51 75 % of time            5 = from 75 100 % of time             
Intensity  Lifting, carrying, pushing and pulling of weight to the completion of assigned responsibilities 
1 = less then 10 lbs.             2 = from 10 24 lbs.                   3 = from 25 49 lbs.      
4 = from 50 74 lbs.             5 = from 74 99 lbs.                  6 = from 100 lbs. and up
Environmental Requirements:
The work environment characteristics described here are representative of those an individual encounters while performing the essential functions of this position.b

  • Be able to tolerate variable weather conditions from extreme heat to cold
  • Work in a dirty and dusty environment
  • Be able to walk and/or stand for extended time (up to an entire day's shift)
  • Be able to comprehend, understand and follow policies, procedures and safety requirements
  • Have the ability to hear and see to the level of accomplishment for above requirements

Additional Notes:
Must have reliable transportation and show up to work on time every day.  Must be willing to travel to any and all job sites without exception. ?The ability to work varied hours including nights, early mornings, and weekends as needed.


We are an Equal Employment Opportunity (EEO) employer and it is our practice to provide equal employment opportunities to all qualified applicants.  In addition, it is the policy of the Company to comply with applicable federal, state and local laws governing nondiscrimination in employment in each locality in which the Company has employees. Women and minorities are encouraged to apply!  

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