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Construction Cement Mason
McGuire and Hester     Bay Area, CA


McGuire and Hester is a construction company that provides complete site work services: pipelines, grading paving, concrete, landscape and mechanical. In addition to traditional project delivery methods, we are involved with design build projects and alternative delivery methods. McGuire and Hester have played an integral role in the construction of many of Northern California’s most recognizable landmarks and infrastructure projects. Our storied past crosses more than nine decades. Our mission statement is, “Together We Build Things Right” which encompasses our business philosophy as well as our values and culture. We have a team environment that focuses on the greater good, resulting in a fantastic place to work that positively impacts our business partners and community.

Job Summary

The Construction Cement Mason will place and finish concrete such as floors, decks, roads, paths, walkways, sidewalks, curbs, walls, gutters, drain-inlet, and catch basins. These tasks are done in conjunction with forming, stripping, chipping, stoning, patching, or sacking.

Reports to

Foreman, Superintendent, and General Superintendent

Key Communication Partners

Foreman, Superintendent, and General Superintendent

Typical Duties

+ Rod, spread, level, tamp, and smooth concrete using a rake, shovel, float, trowel, power trowel, or power screed

+ Monitor wind, heat, or cold effects on the setting and curing of the concrete throughout the entire process

+ Produce smooth to rough concrete surfaces using screeds, floats, trowels, and brooms

+ Mold joints and edges using edging tools, jointers, and straight edges.

+ Clean chipped areas using a hand and power tools to surface finish as determined by the job requirements and as instructed by supervisor

+ Signal truck driver to position truck to facilitate pouring of concrete and move chute to direct concrete into forms or pump hopper

+ Apply hardening and sealing compounds to cure surface of concrete and waterproof or restore surface

+ Operate power vibrator to consolidate concrete

+ Chip, scrape, or grind high spots, ridges, and rough projections to finish concrete using pneumatic chisels, power grinders, and hand tools

+ Wet concrete surfaces, rub with stone to smooth surface and obtain specific finish

+ Wet surface to prepare for bonding, fill holes and cracks with grout or slurry, and smooth using a trowel

+ Install anchor bolts, steel plates, door sills, and other fixtures in freshly poured concrete or pattern stamp the surface to provide decorative finish.

+ Push roller over setting concrete to embed aggregate, chips, or other in surface

+ Polish surface using a surfacing machine

+ Apply muriatic acid or other to clean surface of finished concrete

+ Sprinkle colored marble, stone chips, powdered steel, or coloring powder over surface to produce prescribed finish

+ Spray on concrete surface and wash off release agents from concrete to achieve desired finishes as instructed by supervisor

+ Mix cement, sand, and water to produce concrete grout or slurry using hoe, trowel, tamper, scraper, or concrete mixing machine

+ Operate laser screed, laser level, mechanical finishers, concrete paving machines, concrete saws, and slip form machines

+ Set concrete forms and perimeter forms, including catch basin structures, drain inlets, curb forms, including stripping and finishing of wet concrete surfaces as may apply

+ Perform general physical activities that may include climbing, lifting, balance, walking, stopping, or kneeling. This job requires standing, kneeling, and bending for long periods of time

+ Use either control mechanisms or direct contact to operating machines or processes

+ Monitor and review information to detect or assess problems

+ Determine when tools are not functioning properly and are in need of replacement or repair

+ Maintains a safety-first culture and actively participates in the “Safety Buck” program


To perform this job successfully an individual must be able to perform each essential duty satisfactorily. The requirements listed below are representative of the knowledge, skills and/or ability required. Reasonable accommodation may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform essential functions.

Education and Experience: High School Diploma or GED preferred and currently registered in a union apprenticeship program and have completed a union apprenticeship program

Language Skills: Have an understanding of English as associated with the jobsite safety and the typical duties required of this position

Mathematical Skills: Basic understanding of addition, subtraction, multiplication, and division

Reasoning Ability: apply common sense understanding to carry out simple one or two step instructions. Deal with standardized situations with only occasional or no variables

Computer Skills: no skills required

Interpersonal Skills: ability to solve conflict, creates team atmosphere, dependable, and demonstrates accuracy and thoroughness

Certificates, Licenses, and Registration: None required for this job


$57-$85/hr, based on skills experience and knowledge

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Full Time

Number of openings


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