City of Garland, TX

Concrete Finisher

Location US-TX-Garland
Posted Date 1 week ago(5/23/2023 10:30 PM)
Job ID
# of Openings Remaining
Job Family
Maintenance Services
Target Hiring Range
Depending on qualifications
Regular Full-Time

Position Summary

Responsible for setting paving forms, placing/finishing concrete while operating various equipment in addition to performing a variety of construction tasks with assigned team members.


Target Hiring Range: $16.90/hr - $20.50/hr

Essential Job Functions

    1. Operate a transit/level to set grade for paving forms, establish sub-grade, and set grade pens for the finished concrete grade.
    2. Assist survey crew in setting and maintaining sensor line to accurate alignment/grade for the excavation and slipform paving teams.
    3. Set forms for alleys, streets, driveways, sidewalks, ADA ramps, inlets, curbs, and concrete structure improvements.
    4. Efficient skill sets to operate a ten-foot bump cutter/paver straightedge for cutting, filling, and scraping freshly poured concrete pavement to improve roughness and rideability.
    5. Smooth, shape, and freestyle concrete curbs behind screed and slipform pavers.
    6. Place and finish concrete to correct grade to ensure proper drainage and smooth ride quality that adheres to all City, State, and Federal Standards.
    7. Perform the following tasks independently and as a team member:
                  • place and tie rebar
                  • remove paving forms
                  • clean debris
                  • backfill pavement
                  • place, roll, and water sod
    8. Operate equipment such as a front-end loader, industrial box blade/loader, skid steer loader and backhoe loader in addition to a variety of power tools such as a hammer drill, and ski saw.
    9. Perform pre-trip/post-trip vehicle inspection reports, including service and maintenance equipment and vehicles.
    10. Attend all required safety training/meetings and obey all safety policies and procedures.
    11. Inspect the worksite to ensure all traffic control devices are in place, clean, and in good working condition.
    12. Load and deliver traffic control devices for high water events including, placement for road closures/monitoring water levels
    13. Perform final cleanup from weather events to ensure alleys and streets are passable for emergency vehicles, including tree and debris removal, as well as all other general cleanups.
    14. Respond to weather events and emergencies including, working shift schedules when required.
    15. Other unlisted duties will be required.

Minimum Education & Work Experience

 High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
 18 months experience
 Ability to lift 50 pounds or more several times daily
Or an equivalent combination of education and experience sufficient to successfully perform the essential functions of the job.

Preferred Knowledge - Abilities & Skills

Education/ Experience:     

  • High School Diploma or General Equivalency Diploma (GED)
  • 2 years experience


Knowledge, Skills & Abilities:

  • Knowledge of safety practices and hazards standard to work area
  • Knowledge of City of Garland Standard Construction Details
  • Skill in effective oral and written communication
  • Skill in maintenance, operations and maintenance of various concrete finishing equipment and tools
  • Skill in general care, maintenance and repair of various concrete equipment and tools
  • Ability to understand and implement verbal and written instructions
  • Ability to perform physical labor
  • Ability to work efficiently in a team environment and independently in the absence of supervision


Licenses & Certifications

 Valid Class C Texas driver's license

Physical Tasks & Working Conditions

The incumbent works in a field environment; outside in extreme hot/ cold, wet weather, and noisy conditions. Must be able to lift/carry 50 pounds or more several times daily.


Models Organizational Values
Customer Service/Interpersonal Skills/Communication/Problem Solving
Dependability/Adaptability/ Flexibility
Productivity/Quality/Technical Skills/Work Environment Safety
Teamwork/Managing Conflict/Negotiation Skills


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