Cement masons and concrete finishers perform specialized masonry work with poured concrete (concrete finishers) and finished concrete (cement masons). Jobs are usually outdoors on construction sites and can be physically demanding. There are many different career paths in concrete work. Some of the jobs in the industry are cement pourer, cement workers, finishers and masons.
Each of these positions works with concrete differently, whether in the context of a house or construction. For example, a cement pourer or a worker could be responsible for mixing cement, while a mason is responsible for creating structures from finished concrete, and a finisher ensures that the structures that a mason creates retain their integrity. Often, a cement mason and a concrete finisher work together to create decorations. Also known as cement masons, concrete workers specialize in building structures from concrete materials and ensure that concrete is poured correctly.
They prepare the site by placing the forms in which concrete is poured to create walls, structures, pillars and walkways. Due to its strength and durability, concrete is a popular building material for structures and roads. Concrete formwork workers, also known as cement masons, are hired to ensure concrete is poured and placed in the right way. Much of the work is done outdoors and can only be done when the weather allows the concrete to set properly.
A concrete worker, also called a cement mason, is someone who specializes in designing and building structures with concrete materials. Common projects they work on may include sidewalks, driveways, building walls and foundations. Concrete workers have specialized skills in planning, mixing, leveling, and finishing concrete designs. They work closely with other construction specialists to complete construction projects.
They spread the concrete with shovels and rakes, sometimes with a back and forth ruler on top of the forms to level or level the newly laid concrete. To get concrete finishing certification, you usually need to complete a three-year apprenticeship program. For some cement masons and concrete finishers, it is also their responsibility to spray colored marble or stone chips, steel powder or coloring powder onto the surface to produce the prescribed finish. In a typical work week as a cement mason and concrete finisher, you can expect to work more than 40 hours per week.
You may be eligible for certification in some provinces and territories if you have more than four years of on-the-job experience and some high school, college or industry courses in concrete finishing. A concrete finisher is a qualified trader who works with concrete by laying, finishing, protecting and repairing concrete in engineering and construction projects. Related work experience or completion of a particular finishing program at a university or technical institute may reduce the time required to complete your apprenticeship. Program Length Apprentice training programs for concrete finishers vary in Canada, but generally include three 12-month periods, including at least 3,600 hours of on-the-job training, two four-week blocks of technical training, and a final certification exam.
Learning Learning involves both classroom study and on-the-job training under the supervision of a certified concrete finisher, called worker. Some provinces and territories offer high school apprenticeship programs that allow high school students to work in a career as Concrete Finishers. In addition to their typical day, cement masons and concrete finishers also install anchor bolts, steel plates, door frames and other accessories on freshly poured concrete or stamped the surface to provide a decorative finish. Enter an apprenticeship Program Requirements for individual finalist learning programs vary across Canada.