The University of Texas at Austin Concrete Finisher in Austin, Texas

Concrete Finisher

Hiring department

PMCS-Const Services

Monthly salary

$3,000+ depending on qualifications

Hours per week

40.00 Flexible from 630AM to 500PM

Posting number


Job Status Open

FLSA status Non-exempt

Earliest Start Date Immediately

Position Duration Funding expected to continue

Position open to all applicants

Location Austin (main campus)

Number of vacancies 1

General Notes

Selection made by committee and hiring supervisor based on review of on-line applications and results of personal interviews. Hiring decision contingent upon applicant clearing security background check and receiving an acceptable driver's rating. Some evening, weekend, and holiday work required.

Required Application Materials

  • A Resume is required in order to apply

  • A List of 3 References is required in order to apply.

Additional Information


Perform journey-level work as a concrete finisher in support of campus facility construction, renovation, and repair projects. Provide diverse support to campus special events.

Essential Functions

Construct, repair, and remove all types of concrete structures. Excavate sites; build forms; install reinforcing steel; and pour concrete for slabs, footings, sidewalks, walls, piers, driveways, and ramps. Provide different surface finishes, including trowel, broom, and exposed aggregate. Set posts, poles, and other permanent ground fixtures. Sawcut concrete and asphalt for repair work. Assist other shop trades personnel with project-related duties, including masonry; welding; demolition in support of facility renovations; installation and removal of scaffolding; pressure washing and sandblasting exterior surfaces; and relocation of heavy equipment for clients. Support campus special events, including delivery and setup of banners, flags, and production equipment. Read and interpret drawings, specifications, and technical manuals. Work from both written and verbal instructions. Compute concrete quantities and provide project cost estimates. Inspect completed work for compliance with construction documents, and regulatory building and safety codes. Assist in shop operations. Maintain and properly secure shop, tools, equipment, and vehicles. Maintain a clean and safe work environment in shop and at job sites. Comply with safety standards and policies. Drive UT vehicle in support of campus projects and special events. Accomplish basic shop paperwork and electronic documents, including records for materials used, daily labor reports, and weekly timesheets.

Licenses: Class "C" Operator's Driver's License. Applicant selected must provide a current three year Driving Record from the current state of residence. If not currently a Texas resident, must obtain a Texas Driver's License within 30 days after entering Texas as a new resident.

Marginal/Incidental functions

Attend management-directed meetings and training. Accomplish other duties as assigned.

Required qualifications

High school graduation or GED. Three years experience as a journey-level concrete finisher in residential or commercial construction. Before final offer can be made, successful applicant must provide a current driver's license and acceptable driving record for the most recent 36 months. Texas driving history will be confirmed online during selection process; applicant must provide out-of-state driving history, if previously licensed in another state. Equivalent combination of relevant education and experience may be substituted as appropriate.

Preferred Qualifications

Associates degree or graduation from vocational or technical training in concrete finishing, masonry, or facility renovation or construction. Five or more years journey-level experience in concrete finishing. Demonstrated ability to produce quality work from project drawings, specifications, construction standards, or written/verbal instructions with or without direct supervision. Demonstrated ability to effectively interact and communicate with clients, co-workers, and supervisors in a team environment. Experience with other shop trades, including asphalt repair, heavy equipment operation, masonry, and welding. Basic computer skills, including word processing, email, and Internet. Commitment to and compliance with organizational values, goals, policies, and rules regarding customer service, job performance, and job-related safety. Experience working in a large university or commercial/industrial physical plant.

Working conditions

May work in all weather conditions

May work in extreme temperatures

May work around chemical fumes

May work around chemicals

May work around electrical and mechanical hazards

Use of manual dexterity

Climbing of stairs

Lifting and moving

Uniforms, safety shoes, personal protective equipment provided and required. Frequent work from ladders and scaffolds. Exposure to noise and dust on job sites. Maintain acceptable driver rating as established in Policy: UTS157 Section 2.5.4

A criminal history background check will be required for finalist(s) under consideration for this position.

The retirement plan for this position is Teacher Retirement System of Texas (TRS), subject to the position being at least 20 hours per week and at least 135 days in length.

The University of Texas at Austin, as an equal opportunity/affirmative action employer, complies with all applicable federal and state laws regarding nondiscrimination and affirmative action. The University is committed to a policy of equal opportunity for all persons and does not discriminate on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, marital status, sex, sexual orientation, gender identity, gender expression, disability, religion, or veteran status in employment, educational programs and activities, and admissions.

If hired, you will be required to complete the federal Employment Eligibility Verification form, I-9. You will be required to present acceptable, original documents to prove your identity and authorization to work in the United States. Information from the documents will be submitted to the federal E-Verify system for verification. Documents must be presented no later than the third day of employment. Failure to do so will result in dismissal.

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