Skills Concrete Finisher near Vancouver (BC)

National Occupational Classification update

We have updated this page to reflect the transition to the 2021 version of the National Occupational Classification (NOC). This means that the occupation "concrete finisher" was moved from the group Concrete finishers (NOC 7282) to the group Concrete finishers (NOC 73100).

Find out what skills you typically need to work as a concrete finisher in Canada. These skills are applicable to all Concrete finishers (NOC 73100).

Tasks

  • Check formwork, granular base and steel reinforcement materials and direct placement of concrete into forms or onto surfaces according to grade
  • Fill hollows and remove spots on freshly poured cement
  • Prepare tenders and quotations
  • Operate power vibrators to compact concrete
  • Level top surface concrete according to grade and depth specification
  • Work at heights, on scaffolding or swing stages
  • Impart desired finish to concrete surfaces using hand and power tools
  • Instruct apprentices
  • Install anchor bolts, steel plates, door sills and other fixtures
  • Apply hardening and sealing components to cure surfaces
  • Waterproof, damp proof and restore surfaces
  • Repair, resurface and replace worn or damaged sections of concrete structures
  • Estimate costs and materials
  • Operate CADD and other computer software systems
  • Read and interpret blueprints, maps, drawings and specifications

Skills and knowledge

The following skills and knowledge are usually required in this occupation.

    Skills

  • Building Help -
    • Restoring and Repairing
    • Finishing Building Interior/Exterior
    • Installing Building Interior Infrastructure
    • Constructing
  • Analysis Help -
    • Inspecting and Testing
    • Analyzing Information
    • Examining and Diagnosing
    • Planning
    • Researching and Investigating
    • Projecting Outcomes

    Knowledge

  • Law and Public Safety Help -
    • Public Safety and Security
    • Law, Government, and Jurisprudence
  • Engineering and Technology Help -
    • Mechanics and Machinery
    • Building and Construction
    • Design
    • Electricity (Electrical and Electronics)
    • Computer and Information Systems
    • Engineering and Applied Technologies
  • Business, Finance and Management Help -
    • Client Service
    • Marketing
    • Sales
    • Clerical
    • Personnel and Human Resources
    • Accounting
    • Economics
    • Finance
    • Business Administration
    • Business Management
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