Cement Mason Job Description
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The Cement Mason places and breaks down forms and pours and finishes concrete structures and surfaces in construction projects.
CEMENT MASON ESSENTIAL DUTIES AND RESPONSIBILITIES
- Reads and understands blueprints.
- Applies knowledge of building code regulations to projects.
- Uses applied mathematics to estimate costs and quantities of materials to be ordered for a project.
- Applies knowledge of concrete mixtures to judge how long they will take to set up, and determines how factors like heat, cold and wind will affect the curing of the cement. Applies knowledge of strengths of different kinds of concrete and is able to produce different surface appearances.
- Sets up the forms to hold the wet concrete until it hardens. Pours the concrete, spreads and tamps the concrete into place, and levels the surface.
- Finishes the concrete by performing smoothing, edging, creating grooves and textures, rubbing down high spots, filling low spots and removing defective spots.
- Able to clearly explain steps, provide directions and answer questions about the construction processes to employees and subcontractors.
Reports directly to the Masonry Supervisor.
CEMENT MASON QUALIFICATIONS
A high school diploma or GED is required. Must have completed apprenticeship by hire date. This position requires good physical condition and the ability to work well in teams.
CEMENT MASON PHYSICAL DEMANDS
Ability to communicate orally with project management and coworkers is important. Regular use of a variety of masonry tools is essential. Standing or kneeling for extended periods is common. Hearing and vision within normal ranges is important for conversations, to receive ordinary information and to prepare or inspect building plans, blueprints and drawings.
Heavy lifting is expected. Exertion of up to 60 lbs. of force occasionally may be required. Good manual dexterity for the use of common construction equipment, masonry tools, and scaffolding is required.
Good math and reasoning ability is essential. Able to apply statistical calculations, geometry, trigonometry, algebra, linear equations, and other analytics as required. Able to understand and utilize architectural or engineering drawings and equipment operating manuals to conduct business.
The job may be performed both indoors and outdoors in a variety of settings including possible hazardous conditions on and around scaffolding or a construction site. Exposure to loud noises, dust, dirt, and smoke may occur. Protective safety clothing is required including appropriate construction grade boots, gloves, hardhat, goggles, pants, and shirt are required.
Activities include extended periods of standing or kneeling and extensive work with masonry tools, measuring devices, and machinery.
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