CEMENT MASON

Smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete, such as floors, walks, sidewalks, roads, or curbs using a variety of hand and power tools. Align forms for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters; patch voids; and use saws to cut expansion joints.

CAREER DETAILS

Salary: $29,000 – $50,000

Education: Community College/On-the-Job Training

  • Check the forms that hold the concrete to see that they are properly constructed.
  • Set the forms that hold concrete to the desired pitch and depth, and align them.
  • Spread, level, and smooth concrete, using rake, shovel, hand or power trowel, hand or power screed, and float.
  • Monitor how the wind, heat, or cold affect the curing of the concrete throughout the entire process.
  • Mold expansion joints and edges, using edging tools, jointers, and straightedge.

*This list of tasks may not encompass all tasks that may be applicable to this job.

Monitoring — Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.

Coordination — Adjusting actions in relation to others’ actions.

Quality Control Analysis — Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.

Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Time Management — Managing one’s own time and the time of others.

*This list of skills may not encompass all skills that may be applicable to this job.

English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

Building and Construction — Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.

Mathematics — Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

Public Safety and Security — Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.

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