Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers
On the Job
Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers smooth and finish the surfaces of poured concrete. They work on floors, walks, sidewalks, roads, or curbs, using a variety of hand and power tools. They may patch surfaces.
This career requires physical strength and time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Apply decorative masonry finishes.
- Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces.
- Apply sealants or other protective coatings.
- Build construction forms or molds.
- Cut metal components for installation.
- Drill holes in construction materials.
- Fabricate parts or components.
- Install building fixtures.
- Install masonry materials.
- Install metal structural components.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- A work pace that is determined by the speed of equipment.
- Responsibility for others' health and safety.
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Working with a group or team.
- High levels of competition.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Making decisions that impact co-workers or company results.
- Being in situations in which conflicts arise.
This page includes information from the O*NET 24.2 Database by the U.S. Department of Labor, Employment and Training Administration (USDOL/ETA). Used under the CC BY 4.0 license. O*NET® is a trademark of USDOL/ETA.
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