AECOM Cement Finisher-Journeyman in Questa, New Mexico

Business Line Construction Services

Position Title Cement Finisher-Journeyman

United States of America - New Mexico


Job Summary

Rust Constructors Inc., an AECOM company, is seeking a Cement Finisher- Journeyman to be based in our Questa, New Mexico location.

Position Description or Typical Responsibilities:

Cement Finishers smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete, such as floors, walks, sidewalks, roads, or curbs using a variety of hand and power tools. Align forms for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters; patch voids; and use saws to cut expansion joints.

Under direct supervision, performs routine duties requiring knowledge of basic construction principles. Limited exercise of judgment is required on details of work. Performs specific and limited portions of broader assignments. Spends large percentage of time assisting the craft discipline journeymen.

  • Set the forms that hold concrete to the desired pitch and depth, and align them.

  • Check the forms that hold the concrete to see that they are properly constructed.

  • Spread, level, and smooth concrete, using rake, shovel, hand or power trowel, hand or power screed, and float.

  • Monitor how the wind, heat, or cold affect the curing of the concrete throughout the entire process.

  • Direct the casting of the concrete and supervise laborers who use shovels or special tools to spread it.

  • Produce rough concrete surface, using broom.

  • Mold expansion joints and edges, using edging tools, jointers, and straightedge.

  • Clean chipped area, using wire brush, and feel and observe surface to determine if it is rough or uneven.

  • Signal truck driver to position truck to facilitate pouring concrete, and move chute to direct concrete on forms.

  • Apply hardening and sealing compounds to cure surface of concrete, and waterproof or restore surface.

  • Operate power vibrator to compact concrete.

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

  • Cut out damaged areas, drill holes for reinforcing rods, and position reinforcing rods to repair concrete, using power saw and drill.

  • Waterproof or restore concrete surfaces, using appropriate compounds.

  • Wet concrete surface, and rub with stone to smooth surface and obtain specified finish.

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

  • Fabricate concrete beams, columns, and panels.

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

  • Build wooden molds, and clamp molds around area to be repaired, using hand tools.

  • Cut metal division strips, and press them into terrazzo base so that top edges form desired design or pattern.

  • Push roller over surface to embed chips in surface.

  • Polish surface, using polishing or surfacing machine.

Minimum Requirements


  • None


  • Five (5) years of related experience.

Preferred Qualifications

  • High School Diploma or demonstrated equivalent.

Additional Information:

  • Qualified applicants who are offered a position must pass a pre-employment substance abuse test.

  • This position does not include sponsorship for United States work authorization.

  • Relocation benefits are not available for this position.

  • Per diem support may be available for this position.

What We Offer

AECOM is a place where you can put your innovative thinking and business skills into high gear and work alongside other highly intelligent and motivated people. It's a place where you can apply your skills to some of the world's most challenging, interesting, and meaningful projects worldwide. It's a place that values the diversity of our areas of practice and our people. It's what makes AECOM a great place to work and grow. AECOM is an Equal Opportunity Employer.

At AECOM, employee's safety and security are our top Safeguarding core value. All employees are expected to set the highest level of safety expectation in their work, display the highest level of safe behavior, and actively participate in AECOM's Safety For Life Program. SH&E is a part of our company culture and participation is required for all employees.

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Job Category Craft/Trade

Business Group Construction Services Group (CS)

Country United States of America

Position Status Full-Time

Requisition/Vacancy No. 184883BR

Qualified applicants will receive consideration for employment without regard to race, color, religion, sex, national origin, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability or protected veteran status.