Cement Finisher

  • 005126

SUMMARY: Under limited supervision, performs skilled work with concrete, bricks, and cement in the construction and repair of curbs, sidewalks, and gutters; and performs related duties as assigned.

ESSENTIAL FUNCTIONS: (Essential functions, as defined under the Americans with Disabilities Act, may include the following tasks, knowledge, skills and other characteristics. This list is ILLUSTRATIVE ONLY and is not a comprehensive listing of all functions and tasks performed by incumbents of this class.)

DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES: (which are not in any hierarchical order)
  1. Receives work order, reviews site and manpower requirements, proceeds to and secures job site.
  2. As directed, coordinates the work of other personnel.
  3. Reads specifications and blueprints; excavates job site and prepares for laying of concrete; creates and places forms to meet specifications; inserts steel rods and wire as necessary to ensure structural integrity; mixes, pours and finishes concrete.
  4. Performs routine preventive maintenance and cleaning on all equipment utilized in the performance of assigned tasks.
  5. Assists with the removal of trash and debris from the construction site.
  • Knowledge of basic techniques utilized in concrete work.
  • Knowledge of basic mathematical principles related to job assignment.
  • Knowledge of basic preventive maintenance on assigned equipment.
  • Knowledge in the operation of a variety of heavy and light equipment and vehicles.
  • Knowledge of common hand and power tools.
  • Knowledge of occupational hazards and safety precautions.
  • Skill in reading engineering drawings or blueprints.
  • Skill in instructing and training skilled and un-skilled workers.
  • Skill in organizing, overseeing, and reviewing the work of City personnel.
  • Skill in utilizing public relations techniques in responding to inquiries and complaints.
  • Skill in following oral and written instructions.
  • Skill in operating and working around moving equipment.
  • Skill in communicating effectively, orally and in writing.
  • Skill in following safety practices and recognizing hazards.
  • Skill in establishing cooperative work relationships with those contacted in the course of work.
PHYSICAL REQUIREMENTS AND WORK ENVIRONMENT: Work involves moderate to heavy work in all types of weather. There is frequent need to stand, stoop, walk, lift heavy objects (up to 50 pounds) and perform other similar actions during the course of the workday. The City of West Palm Beach promotes a drug/alcohol free work environment through the use of mandatory pre-employment drug testing.

MINIMUM QUALIFICATIONS: High School diploma or GED, and one (1) year of related experience, or any equivalent combination of training and experience. A valid Florida driver’s license is required.

FLSA Code: Non Exempt
Last revision date: October 2001
Overtime: Yes
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