Cement Finisher


Omaha, NE, US, 68122

Graham is a growing, dynamic and innovative construction solutions provider with history of success dating back to 1926. As an employee-owned company, you’ll be able to capitalize on our collective success by becoming an owner yourself. You’ll also be able to take advantage of professional development, learning and growth opportunities, while working on exciting, leading-edge projects.

 We are seeking top tier talent to further strengthen our capabilities. We provide a collaborative and caring culture and the necessary tools and support for you to succeed, both personally and professionally. If you’re eager to work on innovative projects, be part of a great team and become an employee-owner, Graham is the place for you.

 As a member of our Infrastructure group, you will provide insight and innovative construction solutions to ensure the successful execution of various infrastructure projects, such as: roadways, highways and interchanges; bridges and overpasses; water and wastewater treatment facilities; transmission lines; general/public transportation including airports, seaports and light rail transit lines (LRTs); and conventional and alternative power generation like wind farms and district energy facilities. You will also further hone your skills operating under various delivery methods including Design-Build, P3 (Public-Private Partnership), Construction Management and IPD (Integrated Project Delivery).


Position Summary:

As the Concrete Finisher - Journeyman for our Infrastructure division in Omaha, NE, you will possess the full range of knowledge to perform skilled concrete finishing techniques, primarily on flat surface concrete projects including sidewalks, curbs, gutters, and streets using a variety of hand and power tools. Align forms for sidewalks, curbs or gutters; patch voids; use saws to cut expansion joints.

Duties & Responsibilities:

  • Supervise Apprentices assigned to crew
  • Direct pouring, tamps, screeds, floats; and prepares for finishing troweling and edging
  • Install and grout concrete pipe, as required for street modifications
  • Place and finish concrete floors, driveways, sidewalks, curbs, bridge decks and other concrete structures
  • Apply architectural, exposed, patterned or stamped, broomed and smooth finishes on concrete surfaces
  • Repair, waterproof and restore concrete surfaces
  • Use dry pack grouting and epoxy materials, and understand how to cure concrete properly
  • Level and smooth the surface, round the edges, and make joints or grooves to help control cracking on the surface
  • Perform hand trowelling for hard to reach spots in corners, edges, and around pipes
  • Set the forms that hold concrete to the desired pitch and depth and alignment
  • Spread, level and smooth concrete, using rake, shovel, hand or power trowel, hand or power screed, and float
  • Mold expansion joints and edges, using edging tools, jointers and straightedge
  • Monitor how the wind, heat, or cold affect the curing of the concrete throughout the entire process
  • Signal truck driver to position truck to facilitate pouring concrete, and move chute to direct concrete forms
  • Produce rough concrete surface, using broom
  • Operate power vibrator to compact concrete
  • Cut out damaged areas, drill holes for reinforcing rods, and position reinforcing rods to repair concrete, using power saw and drill
  • 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
  • Clean chipped area, using wire brush, and feel and observe surface to determine if it is rough or uneven
  • Apply hardening and sealing compounds to cure surface of concrete, and waterproof or restore surface
  • Chip, scrape and grind high spots, ridges, and rough projections to finish concrete, using pneumatic chisels, power grinders or hand tools
  • Build wooden molds, and clamp molds around area to be repaired, using hand tools
  • Polish surface, using polishing or surfacing machine

Qualifications, Knowledge & Skills:

  • Minimum 5 years of related work experience
  • Hand & Power Tools: Use cutting and fastening tools; Use chipping and abrading tools; Use vibrators to consolidate concrete; Use floats and darbies; Use trowels, edgers and jointers; Use brushes and finishing brooms; Use mixing and conveying equipment; Describe the process of power floating, trowels and screeding.
  • Layout & Forms; Use builders’ levels: their parts and accessories and uses; Identify concrete stairs and forming methods; Identify steel fibers and fiber reinforcement materials required; Describe transfer of elevations; Identify and use leveling and grading procedures; Describe the forces transmitted during placement of concrete; Identify critical areas in forms that could cause a failure during concrete casting and describe how forms are designed to minimize this risk; Set up string lined for paving



Compensation and Benefits:

  • Excellent Health & Dental benefits plan, Vision, and Flex Plan upon eligibility
  • 401(k) savings plan with employer matching upon eligibility
  • 2.5% regular earnings banked as vacation
  • Professional and career development opportunities

What we can offer you:

  • Strong commitment to safety in the workplace
  • Grounded and family-oriented workplace in a progressive environment that is at the forefront of a fast-evolving business sector
  • Commitment to the training and wealth of opportunities for career development across job categories, project types and locations around North America


Graham is an Equal Opportunity Employer, and employment selection decisions are based on merit, qualifications, and abilities. Graham does not discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, gender, national origin, age, sexual orientation, gender identity, disability, veteran status or any other characteristic protected by country, regional or local law.

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Graham Construction Inc.
6912 N 97th Circle Ste 3

Omaha, NE 68122

The Graham Advantage

• We are one of North America’s largest General Contractors

• Graham is 100% employee owned

• We champion development of our employees, including having accredited PMP and Gold Seal training available in-house

• We have a balanced portfolio of exciting, challenging, and career-defining projects

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Nearest Major Market: Omaha
Nearest Secondary Market: Council Bluffs