Concrete finishers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7282

Concrete finishers smooth and finish freshly poured concrete, apply curing or surface treatments and install, maintain and restore various masonry structures such as foundations, floors, ceilings, sidewalks, roads, patios and highrise buildings. They are employed by construction companies, cement and concrete contractors and manufacturers of precast concrete products, or they may be self-employed.

Job Duties for Concrete finishers

  • Check formwork, granular base and steel reinforcement materials and direct placement of concrete into forms or onto surfaces according to grade
  • Fill hollows and remove high spots to smooth freshly poured concrete
  • Operate power vibrator to compact concrete
  • Level top surface of concrete according to grade and depth specifications using straightedge or float
  • Impart desired finish to concrete surfaces using hand and power tools
  • Install anchor bolts, steel plates, door sills and other fixtures in freshly poured concrete
  • Apply hardening and sealing compounds to cure surface of concrete
  • Waterproof, damp-proof and restore concrete surfaces
  • Repair, resurface and replace worn or damaged sections of floors, walls, roads and other concrete structures.

Working Conditions for Concrete finishers

Work may take place indoors or outdoors, depending on the project. Risks of injury are present when working with machinery and tools, as well as airborne particles and sand.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Apprentice Cement Finisher
  • Cement Finisher
  • Cement Finisher Apprentice
  • Cement Mason
  • Cement Mason Apprentice
  • Concrete Finisher
  • Concrete Finisher Apprentice
  • Concrete Floor Finisher
  • Concrete Mason
  • Concrete Patcher-finisher
  • Concrete Polisher
  • Concrete Product Finisher
  • Concrete Smoother-finisher
  • Highway And Street Cement Mason
  • Journeyman/woman Cement Finisher
  • Maintenance Cement Mason
  • Precast Concrete Finisher
  • Sidewalk Concrete Finisher
  • Cement Finisher Apprentice
  • Cement Mason
  • Concrete Finisher
  • Concrete Mason
  • Precast Concrete Finisher
  • Concrete Work
  • Concrete Former/Finisher