Cement Finisher Job at Palo Alto, Santa Clara County, California

Cement Finisher

City of Palo Alto , California

Job Information 


Public Works

Mid Level


$75,212.80 - $92,289.60 Annually

Application Deadline 


11/08/2020 11:00 PM PST

Recruitment Type 

Open Competitive


The Position
Public Works is looking for hard working experience full-time Cement Finisher. A  candidate in this position will be responsible for repairs and/or replacement of sidewalks, curbs and gutters, utility trench concrete restoration, and other related work as assigned. 

Click here to learn more about the Public Works Department.

Essential Duties

Essential and other important responsibilities and duties may include, but are not limited to, the following:

  • Knowledge of and ability to perform concrete construction and finish work
  • Ability to do basic calculation of concrete areas and volumes
  • Ability to lift and use 90-lb. jackhammer
  • Ability to operate a dump truck, bobcat with attachments, concrete saw, and mechanical grinders, and related equipment and tools
  • Ability to perform basic calculations of concrete areas and volumes
  • Ability to perform basic plumbing to replace sprinklers and/or irrigation systems
  • Skill in basic carpentry and masonry to restore property damaged during demolition phase
  • Ability to maintain physical condition appropriate to the performance of assigned duties and responsibilities which may include walking, standing or kneeling for extended periods of time and operating assigned equipment and vehicles
  • Ability to communicate with others and to assimilate and understand information, in a manner consistent with the essential job functions
  • Ability to operate assigned equipment
  • Ability to make sound decisions in a manner consistent with the essential job functions.
To see the full job description, click here.


Minimum Qualifications

Sufficient education, training and/or work experience to demonstrate possession of the following knowledge, skills, and abilities which would typically be acquired through:

  • High school graduate or GED preferred
  • Two years of experience in general construction and maintenance, of which at least one year performing journey level concrete forming and finishing

Special Requirements:
  • Ability to pass drug test as mandated by the Department of Transportation
  • Possession of a valid California Class A driver's license at the time of appointment or ability to acquire during the first six months of employment.

This is a Service Employees' International Union (SEIU) position. 


Working Conditions / Physical Requirements
Construction site environment; exposure to dust and noise; lifting, standing, climbing and kneeling; work in inclement weather conditions


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