Cement Masons finish the exposed concrete surfaces of freshly poured floors, walls, sidewalks, foundations, dams, parking garages, runways, warehouses, loading docks, roads and curbs to specified texture finishes.
They level, shape and smooth surfaces using straight edges or power screeds. Most of the work is on industrial and commercial buildings.
Cement Masons must know the working characteristics of various cement and concrete mixes.
Be at least 18 years of age
Possess a high school diploma or GED
Have a valid drivers’ license and reliable transportation
How do I prepare for the trade? The following will be helpful:
Good work ethics and attendance
Willing to do physical work
Good math and reading skills
Willing to work outdoors
What are the program specifics?
Length of program is 3 years
Probationary period is 1 year
Minimum of 144 hours classroom related training each year
Starting pay is 70% of journeyman wages