Concrete finishers perform some or all of the following duties:
A. Repair, resurface and replace worn or damaged sections of floors, walls, roads and other concrete structures.
B. Check formwork, granular base and steel reinforcement materials and direct placement of concrete into forms or onto surfaces according to grade
C. Fill hollows and remove high spots to smooth freshly poured concrete
D. Operate power vibrator to compact concrete
E. Level top surface of concrete according to grade and depth specifications using straightedge or float
F. Impart desired finish to concrete surfaces using hand and power tools
G. Install anchor bolts, steel plates, door sills and other fixtures in freshly poured concrete
1. Completion of secondary school is usually required.
2. Completion of a two- to four-year apprenticeship program
3. Trade certification is compulsory in Quebec and available, but voluntary, in all other provinces.
4. Red Seal, an interprovincial trade certification, is also available to qualified concrete finishers.
2. Physical Education
4. Industrial Arts
The average hourly wages for Concrete Finishers is $19.67/HR, which is close to the average for occupations in the trades, transport and equipment operators sector and close to the average for all technical, professional, and skilled occupations. These wages grew at an average rate from 2002 to 2004.