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Knutson Construction Concrete Finisher in Iowa City, Iowa

Celebrated as one of Minnesota's Top Workplaces! Knutson Construction is accepting applications for a Concrete Finisher to join our Iowa City, IA team.

“Together We Make Dreams Real” – that is our purpose as a company and we exist to work in concert with each other, owners, design professionals and subcontractors to make the journey as stress-free as possible. Together, we've created a dynamic, fun, inspiring environment where we can be ourselves and grow each day. Knutson is deeply committed to cultivating and upholding diversity throughout our workforce, relationships, and communities. We recognize the utmost importance of continually advancing our comprehension of diversity, equity, and inclusion as transformative forces within our work, industry, and company values.

At Knutson, opportunities to shine happen daily. We value what makes you different and empower you to act on your ideas. Our culture is one that encourages, supports, and feels like a family.

This position of Concrete Finisher is responsible for working with others to construct various projects in a team-oriented environment. The goals of the team never vary safety, quality, and timeliness. Knutson Concrete Finishers are reliable, exacting, safe professionals who exceed our customers' expectations every time.

The key job responsibilities include, but are not limited to:

  • Setting forms that hold the concrete in place.

  • Cleaning and inspecting surfaces for pouring issues.

  • Directing the casting of the concrete with the truck driver.

  • Pouring, smoothing, and leveling concrete using a rake, trowel, float, and screed. This includes handheld tools and power tool versions.

  • Monitoring the effects of the weather on the curing process.

  • Applying sealing and hardening components.

  • Safely operating power vibrator to ensure the concrete is compacted.

  • Molding and constructing expansion joints using joiners and edging tools.

  • Polishing surface using a power surfacing machine.

Required Skills and Abilities:

  • Excellent understanding of techniques and methods

  • Knowledge of hand-held and power tools including power vibrators, polishers, cutting saws, and edging tools.

  • Ability to read technical documents and drawings

  • Willingness to follow safety guidelines at all times

  • Good understanding of basic math

  • Good physical condition and endurance

Minimum Education and/or Experience Requirements:

  • High school diploma

  • Proven hands-on experience as Concrete Finisher

Additional Benefits & Perks:

  • Competitive Pay

  • Performance Based Career Advancement

  • Medical, Dental and Vision

  • Health Savings Account with employer contribution

  • Flexible Spending Account

  • Paid Time Off

  • Life and Long-Term Disability Benefit with no premium cost to employee

  • Mentorship Program

  • Internship Program

  • Tuition Reimbursement

  • Employee Assistance Program (EAP)

  • Employee Referral Bonus Program

  • Scholarship Program

  • Flex Fridays

  • 401k w/Company Match

Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions of the position.


  • Monday to Friday

  • Weekend availability

Ability to commute/relocate:

  • Iowa City, IA 52240: Reliably commute or planning to relocate before starting work (Preferred)