Cement Finisher

Company Details

Hensel Phelps

Compensation Range
$25.00 – $30.00
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Any Employment Offers are Contingent Upon Successful Completion of the Following:

  • Verification of Work Authorization and Employment Eligibility
  • Substance Abuse Screening
  • Physical Exam (if applicable)
  • Background Checks for Badging/Security Clearances (if applicable)

About Hensel Phelps:

Founded in 1937, Hensel Phelps specializes in building development, construction and facility services in markets ranging from aviation to government, commercial, transportation, critical facilities, healthcare and transportation. Ranked #1 in aviation and #12 overall general contractor in 2021 by ENR, Hensel Phelps is one of the largest employee-owned general contractors in the country. Driven to deliver EXCELLENCE in all we do and supported by our core values of Ownership, Integrity, Builder, Diversity and Community—Hensel Phelps brings our clients’ visions to life with a comprehensive approach that begins with innovative planning and extends throughout the life of the property.

Position Description:

Cement finishers are responsible for placement and surface preparation of concrete in conformance with the project requirements.

Position Qualifications:

  • High School Diploma or GED.
  • Valid Driver’s License, required.
  • Follow safe work practices in accordance with the Hensel Phelps safety and health program.
  • Must be able to take initiative and ask questions.
  • Possess a keen attention to detail and be able to follow instructions.
  • Workers must provide their own safety footwear.
  • Must be able to communicate effectively and professionally with co-workers and stakeholders.
  • Strong mathematical reasoning and quantitative skills.
  • Must be reliable and punctual. This includes having reliable transportation and consistent work attendance.

Preferred Qualifications:

  • Experienced in construction layout, blueprint reading and shop drawing reading.
  • OSHA 10 Certification.
  • CPR & First Aid Certification.

Essential Duties:

  • Positioning themselves on the concrete forms and moving the pump hose or concrete bucket into place for the pouring of the concrete.
  • Levelling the top surface of freshly poured concrete on floors, walls, ceilings or sidewalks. Responsible for finishing the concrete surface to meet the tolerances for thickness and flatness before the concrete has cured. Initially, the concrete finisher must strike the concrete with a screed to create a level, smooth surface.
  • Applying a bull float to the concrete to further smooth the surface and bring the moisture to the top of the concrete area. The float is operated by a concrete finisher applying pressure to the float as it is moved back and forth over the concrete.
  • Applying hardening and sealing compounds to cure the surface of concrete. This includes waterproofing, damp-proofing, and restoring concrete surfaces.
  • Installing anchor bolts, steel plates and other fixtures in freshly poured concrete.
  • Operating a trowel to finish the surface when the concrete has reached a semi-cured status. Moving the machine over the concrete surface to level the concrete and develop the desired finish. Following up with the finish trowel using the steel trowel. Often, after the mechanical trowel has been used, the final troweling is performed by the concrete finisher using a 14-inch steel trowel.
  • Promoting a safe work environment and communicating jobsite hazards. Responsible for ensuring that all materials are properly distributed, and the site is swept and well maintained.
  • Helping to secure the jobsite at the end of business each day and verifying that all site materials are properly stored.

Benefits:

Hensel Phelps provides generous benefits for our full-time employees. This position is eligible for company-paid medical insurance, life insurance, accidental death & dismemberment, long-term disability, 401(K) retirement plan, and our employee assistance program (EAP). Hensel Phelps also believes in the importance of taking time to recharge. As a result, employees are eligible for paid time off beginning upon hire.

Equal Opportunity and Affirmative Action Employer:

Hensel Phelps is an equal opportunity and affirmative action employer. Hensel Phelps shall not discriminate against any employee or applicant for employment on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, age, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity and expression, domestic partner status, pregnancy, disability, citizenship, genetic information, protected veteran status, or any other characteristic protected by federal, state, or local law.

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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Equal Opportunity Employer/Protected Veterans/Individuals with Disabilities

The contractor will not discharge or in any other manner discriminate against employees or applicants because they have inquired about, discussed, or disclosed their own pay or the pay of another employee or applicant. However, employees who have access to the compensation information of other employees or applicants as a part of their essential job functions cannot disclose the pay of other employees or applicants to individuals who do not otherwise have access to compensation information, unless the disclosure is (a) in response to a formal complaint or charge, (b) in furtherance of an investigation, proceeding, hearing, or action, including an investigation conducted by the employer, or (c) consistent with the contractor’s legal duty to furnish information. 41 CFR 60-1.35(c)

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