Cement Masons and Concrete Finishers:

Smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete, such as floors, walks, sidewalks, roads, or curbs using a variety of hand and power tools. Align forms for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters; patch voids; and use saws to cut expansion joints.

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About the Job

Indiana Average Salary $42,330.00
Average Time to Fill 36 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 5,402
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 12.97 %

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Skills Profile

Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Following Directions

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Sand metal or plastic objects
Polish stone or concrete using a surfacing machine
Level sand, dirt, concrete, or gravel bedding or foundation
Compact materials to create level bases
Prepare sites or surfaces for concrete, masonry, or related construction work
Prepare surfaces for finishing
Spread concrete or other aggregate mixtures
Mix chemicals safely according to instructions
Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities
Mix masonry materials such as mortar, grout, slurry, or concrete
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces
Apply protective sealants or coatings
Build construction forms or molds
Cut metal or plastic material
Cut masonry material such as stone, tile, or brick
Fabricate manufactured products, parts, or components by hand
Construct molds for casting objects
Perform basic carpentry
Position structural components
Install building fixtures
Drill holes in construction materials
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured tile or masonry products by hand
Apply grouting or mortar
Shape stone, tile, brick, or related masonry products

Performing General Physical Activities

Build masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Operate jackhammer in accordance with safety regulations
Apply plaster, stucco, or joint compound mixtures to walls or ceilings
Replace damaged masonry material such as bricks or tile
Repair structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Finish concrete surfaces
Repair damaged masonry material such as bricks or tile
Repair masonry structures including kilns or furnaces
Perform concrete fabrication
Position construction forms or molds
Install prefabricated building components
Build structures in construction, repair, or manufacturing setting
Install roofing materials such as shingles, tile, slate, or asphalt
Review construction specifications
Install construction support structures such as lathing, back up frames, or metal studs
Erect scaffold on work site
Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities
Pour materials into or on designated areas
Move heavy objects in construction, extraction, or mining settings
Climb ladders, scaffolding, and structures to reach work

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Booster Skills & Certifications

Job Seekers possessing booster skills & certifications, such as those listed below, added to core skills are more marketable, harder to find and expensive to hire.

Hard to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be hard to fill. These skills and certifications make a job seeker more in demand because the skills are not widely available.

Expensive to Fill: Employers find positions requiring these skills to be expensive to fill. Job seekers with these skills and certifications are likely to earn more money.

Skill or Certification Certi - fication Hard to Fill Expensive to Fill
Cement Masonry
Power Grinders
Concrete Placement
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