Profession concrete finisher supervisor

Concrete finisher supervisors monitor the concrete finishing process. They assign tasks to finishers and take quick decisions to resolve problems. They may also pass on their skills to apprentices.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

Skills

  • Inspect construction supplies

    Check construction supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems before using the material.

  • Order construction supplies

    Order required materials for the construction project, taking care to purchase the most suitable material for a good price.

  • Use measurement instruments

    Use different measurement instruments depending on the property to be measured. Utilise various instruments to measure length, area, volume, speed, energy, force, and others.

  • Plan shifts of employees

    Plans shifts of employees to ensure completion of all customer orders and satisfactory completion of the production plan.

  • Supervise staff

    Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Ensure compliance with construction project deadline

    Plan, schedule and monitor the building processes in order to ensure completion of the project by the set deadline.

  • Interpret 2D plans

    Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in two dimensions.

  • Use safety equipment in construction

    Use elements of protective clothing such as steel-tipped shoes, and gear such as protective goggles, in order to minimise risk of accidents in construction and to mitigate any injury if an accident does occur.

  • Monitor concrete curing process

    Monitor the process where the poured concrete cures or sets. Make sure the concrete does not dry too quickly, which may cause cracking. Rehumidify the concrete when called for.

  • Monitor stock level

    Evaluate how much stock is used and determine what should be ordered.

  • Prevent damage to utility infrastructure

    Consult utility companies or plans on the location of any utility infrastructure that may interfere with a project or be damaged by it. Take the necessary steps to avoid damage.

  • Inspect supplied concrete

    Check the quantity and quality of delivered concrete. Make sure that the concrete will withstand any expected pressures.

  • Plan surface slope

    Make sure the planned surface has the necessary slope to prevent puddling of water or fluids.

  • Inspect concrete structures

    Visually inspect a concrete structure to see if it is structurally sound. Check for different types of cracks, such as those due to reinforcement corrosion, impact damage or high water content.

  • Interpret 3D plans

    Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in three dimensions.

  • Work in a construction team

    Work as part of a team in a construction project. Communicate efficiently, sharing information with team members and reporting to supervisors. Follow instructions and adapt to changes in a flexible manner.

  • Check compatibility of materials

    Make sure the materials are fit to be used together, and if there are any foreseeable interferences.

  • Process incoming construction supplies

    Receive incoming construction supplies, handle the transaction and enter the supplies into any internal administration system.

  • Manage health and safety standards

    Oversee all personnel and processes to comply with health, safety and hygiene standards. Communicate and support alignment of these requirements with the company's health and safety programmes.

  • Follow health and safety procedures in construction

    Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.

  • Evaluate employees work

    Evaluate the need for labour for the work ahead. Evaluate the performance of the team of workers and inform superiors. Encourage and support the employees in learning, teach them techniques and check the application to ensure product quality and labour productivity.

  • Advise on construction materials

    Provide advice on and test a wide range of construction materials.

Optional knowledge and skills

energy efficiency screed concrete mix concrete calculate needs for construction supplies construction product regulation building codes answer requests for quotation provide technical expertise apply finish to concrete negotiate supplier arrangements work ergonomically remove concrete forms types of concrete forms drive mobile heavy construction equipment apply proofing membranes follow safety procedures when working at heights guide concrete hose apply wood finishes train employees cost management plan scaffolding provide first aid place concrete forms crane load charts manage contracts energy performance of buildings pour concrete operate concrete mixer truck recruit employees use sander