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Concrete finishers smooth and finish freshly poured concrete, apply curing or surface treatments and install, maintain and restore various masonry structures such as foundations, floors, ceilings, sidewalks, roads, patios and highrise buildings. They are employed by construction companies, cement and concrete contractors and manufacturers of precast concrete products, or they may be self-employed.
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- 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 high spots to smooth freshly poured concrete
- Operate power vibrator to compact concrete
- Level top surface of concrete according to grade and depth specifications using straightedge or float
- Impart desired finish to concrete surfaces using hand and power tools
- Install anchor bolts, steel plates, door sills and other fixtures in freshly poured concrete
- Apply hardening and sealing compounds to cure surface of concrete
- Waterproof, damp-proof and restore concrete surfaces
- Repair, resurface and replace worn or damaged sections of floors, walls, roads and other concrete structures.
St. John's, Mount Pearl, Arnold's Cove, Bay Roberts, Bishop's Cove, Carbonear, Conception Bay South, Gulch, Gull Island, Harbour Grace, North River, Spaniard's Bay, Torbay, Upper Island Cove, Wabana, Birchy Nap, Chamberlains, Codner, Doyles, Foxtrap, Goulds, Greeleytown, Kelligrews, Lance Cove, Lawrence Pond, Manuels, Newton, North Pond Heights, Peachytown, Riverdale, Talcville, Topsail, Upper Gullies
Outlook & Prospects for Concrete Finishers in Avalon Peninsula Region
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Local Employment Potential Information
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Local Labour Market NewsWeek of Nov 25 - Nov 29, 2013
- The provincial government has leased the Norcon Galatea to replace vessels while they are being repaired. The Galatea will join the Sound of Islay to replace the Flanders for Bell Island and the Beaumont Hamel for the Fogo-Change Islands run.
- The provincial government announced $15,000 in funding to St. Kevin's High School to develop a new green space for recreational programs and physical activity
- The provincial government announced $95,000 in funding to Best Boy Entertainment and Ocean Quest to assist in the development of workplace skills that will increase the capacity and market presence of these companies
- Karwood Realty of Paradise has started work on the development of the 240-acre Veterans Memorial Business Park in Spaniard's Bay. Once the power lines are moved, the company will begin the planning stages.
- Twelve positions have been eliminated at the Telegram newspaper in St. John's due to restructuring. Two other management positions were eliminated earlier this past summer.
- The construction phase at the Vale nickel processing plant in Long Harbour is now complete. The start-up phase will employ 1,500 people at peak production, and 500 permanent technicians when the plant moves into full production.
- The provincial government and the City of Mount Pearl have contributed $1.8M towards the construction of a new gymnastics facility in Mount Pearl. Construction is expected to start next year and be completed by 2015.
- The City of St. John's awarded a $3.3M contract to Redwood Construction for the demolition and replacement of the pool house and splash pad in Bannerman Park, St. John's
- The City of St. John's awarded a $5M to Magna Contracting and Management to complete the first phase of renovations to the municipal depot. This phase will include renovations to employee facilities, locker and change rooms.
- The communities of Bay Roberts, Carbonear, Clarenville, Torbay and Portugal Cove-St. Philip¿s will soon receive fibre optic service as part of a $12M expansion project
- The new $36M, Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED) Metrobus Depot is scheduled to officially open in St. John's on December 4th
- The provincial government announced $9.4M in contracts for the construction of a series of underpasses on the Team Gushue Highway in St. John's
- The provincial government announced $25,000 in funding to promote culinary talents in NL
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