Concrete Finisher (Decatur, Illinois – Austin Industrial

Austin Industries, Inc.

Decatur, IL

About Austin Industrial

Austin Industrial delivers premier maintenance, construction, and soft craft services to leading industrial companies across the U.S. An industry leader for more than 60 years, we offer single-source solutions to our customers in the oil, gas, chemical, food, agriculture, power, and manufacturing industries. Our team of 4,000 employee-owners, equipped with innovative technology and optimized procedures, helps owners optimize safety, productivity, profit margins, and cost-efficiency.

Concrete Finisher

The Concrete Finisher is responsible for smoothing and finishing surfaces of poured concrete floors, walls, sidewalks to specified textures, using hand tools or power tools, including floats, trowels and screeds.

Signals concrete deliverer to position truck to facilitate pouring concrete moves discharge chute of truck to direct concrete into forms. Spreads concrete into inaccessible sections of forms, using rake or shovel. Levels concrete to specified depth and workable consistency, using hand-held screed and floats to bring water to surface and produce soft topping. Smooth and shapes surfaces of freshly poured concrete, using straightedge and float or power screed. Finishes concrete surfaces using power trowel, or wets and rubs concrete with abrasive stone to impart finish. Removes rough or defective spots from concrete surfaces, using grinder or power chisel and hammer, and parches holes with fresh concrete or epoxy compound. Molds expansion joints and edges, using edging tools, Jointers and straightedge. May sprinkle colored stone chips, powdered steel, or coloring powder on concrete to produce prescribed finish



  • Perform daily equipment maintenance and inspections
  • Assist paving crew with site preparation and any other activity as needed
  • Participate as a vital team member, contributing towards Austin’s success
  • Attend daily safety meetings
  • Follow safety policies and procedures
  • Work hours adjusted to meet the project’s needs; days, nights and weekends
  • Able to work in adverse weather conditions, hot or cold temperatures
  • Other duties as assigned

Physical Demands 

The physical demands described here are representative of those that must be met by an employee to successfully perform the essential functions of this job. Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions. While performing the duties of this Job, the employee is regularly required to sit; use hands to finger, handle, or feel and reach with hands and arms. The employee is frequently required to stand; walk; climb or balance; stoop, kneel, crouch, or crawl; talk or hear and taste or smell. The employee must regularly lift and /or move up to 25 pounds and may frequently lift and/or move up to 50 pounds.  Specific vision abilities required by this job include close vision, distance vision, peripheral vision, depth perception and ability to adjust focus.


  • 1+ years of experience operating asphalt equipment
  • Must have a strong commitment to jobsite safety
  • Diligent in demonstrating safe work practices.