Concrete Flatwork Finishers

Concrete Flatwork Finishers

Flatwork Craftsman (FC) are required to meet all laborer functions of the job.  FC must be able to set forms, understand layout, install reinforcing, and place and finish concrete. Knowledge of joint layout, and ability to saw cut slab joints.  FC is required to smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete floors, walls, sidewalks, paving, or curbs to specified textures using hand tools or power tools, including floats, trowels, and screeds.  FC is responsible for placing and spreading concrete to specified depth and surface configuration, including curbs.  Level, smooth, and shape surfaces of freshly poured concrete, using power screed or straight edge and appropriate floating equipment.  Finish horizontal concrete surfaces, using power trowel or appropriate hand trowels. Mold expansion joints and edges, using appropriate edging tools.  Create “weakened planes” by using jointing tools and straightedge in accord with proper jointing procedures.  May produce abrasive surface, using broom or other suitable equipment or material.  Remove rough or defective spots from concrete surfaces, using power grinder, chisel, or rubbing stone and patches holes with fresh concrete or appropriate patching compound.  Finish steps, stairways, and vertical surfaces of concrete products or structural elements after forms have been removed.  Chip, scrape, rub, and grind high spots, ridges, and rough projections from surface.  Mix sand, cement, and water in specified proportions to make cement grout or slurry.  Wet surface of concrete to bond surface.  Fill holes and voids with grout and slurry and smooth surface, using trowel and other appropriate tools.  May be asked to take the lead and be responsible for a particular project.  May give direction to other workers while performing same duties as workers.  Regularly performs all tasks of other workers in group.

Secondary job function is to assist in various “laborer” functions as business needs dictate, see below. While serving in laborer role the FC will be accountable to report to Supervisor.    Functions may include but not limited to:

  • Working side-by-side and performing at an advance level job functions of Field Personnel.
  • Advance field personnel technical skills to include but not limited to:
    • Form setting
    • Carpentry skills
    • Grading
    • Installing wire mesh and rebar
    • Operating screed and knowledgeable of various screed methods
    • Layout, dimensions and slopes
    • Place and finish concrete working with hand tools, walk behind, and riding trowels
    • Saw or hand cut joints; knowledgeable of criteria for jointing
    • Curing materials/methods
    • Knowledge of materials
    • Layout using field control and documents

FC may clean and prepare sites cleaning up rubble, debris and other waste materials.  FC is responsible to assist laborers in loading and unloading of materials and equipment.  Supplies and equipment include but not limited to: form lumber, plywood, expansion joint, stakes, rebar, visqueen, Styrofoam, concrete, sand, curing compound, form release agent, nails and tapcon screws.  FC is responsible for tracking materials used;  equipment/tools and assigned resources for each project in such a manner that the highest quality work practicable is provided within the shortest time feasible with no safety violations or accidents within the established budgets.

PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS (ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS):

Definitions: Based on 8-12 hours per day

Continually 70-100%     Regularly 50-70%

Periodically 20-50%       Rarely – less than 20%

* Continually endures persistent standing and walking.
* Rarely sitting.
* Continually required to reach with hands and arms.
* Continually required to speak and listen.
* Continually required to stoop and kneel.
* Continually spends time working outdoors and travelling in all weather conditions.
* Regularly working in awkward positions; stooping and reaching; being exposed to dust, dirt, fumes, noise, and sludge and climbing up and down ladders and equipment.
* Periodically lifting up to 100 lbs.
* Regularly exposure to moving mechanical parts and chemicals, etc. Chemicals will be handled according to Company policy and Safety Data Sheets (SDS).
* Periodically exposed to heights and ability to transfer to other divisions to work on heights.
* Continually working with high noise levels and significant vibration associated with the equipment/tools, and jobsite environmental conditions.
* Regularly works under pressure meeting project schedules and budget guidelines.
* Continually work with diversified work groups and at times confronts and manages aggressive personalities.
* Continually able to work eight (8) to ten (10) hour workdays each week and occasional weekends.
* Continually utilize specific vision abilities required to perform the essential functions of the job, i.e., close vision, distance vision, color vision, peripheral vision, depth perception, and ability to adjust focus.

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