Design & Construction Job Descriptions & Questions

What is a City Concrete Finisher job description?

Performs the pouring and finishing of concrete on roads, curbs/gutter and sidewalks. May need to respond to emergency situations after normal working hours.



Full-Time, Non-Exempt, Union Represented

Duties and Responsibilities:
• Removes broken concrete; ensures concrete forms are set into position for pouring concrete; ensures appropriate concrete depth is attained.
• Pours concrete; finishes surfaces of fresh concrete on roads, walkways, curb/gutter and other construction areas; ensures specific grade and contour is in compliance with City standard specifications and plans.
• Strips forms; back fills open areas; replaces disturbed landscaping; performs general clean-up.
• Oversees the work of crew members performing concrete work.
• Digs and fills holes; patches cuts and holes in streets.
• Conducts repairs on storm drain inlets.
• Conducts minor maintenance repairs of concrete around City buildings and facilities.
• May serve as relief truck driver and/or equipment operator.

Minimum Qualifications:
Equivalent to a high school diploma PLUS three years of experience in concrete construction, including the use of a tools/equipment used in concrete construction. A combination of education, experience, and training may be applied in accordance with City of Las Cruces policy.

Valid Class B commercial driver’s license is required. Position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with City policy.

Knowledge, Skills, and Abilities:
General knowledge of: Procedures of compaction; traffic control and safety procedures.

Ability to: Read and understand technical specifications and standards; maintain accurate records; set grade stakes; check grade cuts and fills; calculate material quantities, grade, slope and drainage; operate power/hand tools and equipment.

Skills in: Operating backhoe, jackhammer, tamper, concrete and wood saws, shovel, pick, sledge hammer, etc. in order to complete necessary concrete work.

Licenses and/or Certifications:
Valid Class B commercial driver’s license is required. Position requires an acceptable driving record in accordance with City policy.

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