Craftsman 3


Job Description


Salary Range 
Craftsman 3 Level Positions: $26.00 - $30.00 Hourly ****UPDATED WAGES****

Reports to 
Superintendent / Foreman

Summary / Objective 
Craftsman 3 demonstrates high proficiency on a variety of carpenter and/or concrete finisher tasks involving physical labor at small and large concrete construction projects.  The position may assist or lead other craftsman tier workers. 

Essential Functions
Reasonable accommodations may be made to enable individuals with disabilities to perform the essential functions.

  1. -  Must be able to proficiently perform most of the Craftsman 2 Essential Functions.

  2. -  Has obtained, or is working with RJT Management on scheduling of, ACI Certified Technician or Finisher status.

  3. -  Qualified to run all Company equipment and perform minor maintenance work on them.

  4. -  Can be assigned to work on a project without direct supervision.

  5. -  Can be assigned tasks without having to be given detailed instructions on how to complete the task.  Completes the assigned task efficiently and correctly.

  6. -  Possesses working knowledge of how to install multiple concrete forming systems including Symons forms, wood forms, paving forms, elevated deck forms, etc.

  7. -  Proficient on all aspects of concrete finishing techniques, including exterior flatwork and interior finished concrete slabs.

  8. -  Place concrete in place with the operation of concrete buggy. 

  9. -  Perform materials handling with the operation of skid loader. 

  10. -  Loads and unloads trucks. Qualified to operate telehandler to haul and hoist materials. 

  11. -  Prepare the layout of the project by setting up laser off benchmark for grade points.

  12. -  Estimate height, width, length, and other proportions.  Understand measurements in tenths and inches.

  13. -  Basic understanding of structural and rebar blueprints reading.

  14. -  Can perform job site layout from established points.

  15. -  Ability to set Symons forms in place and on-grade forms.

  16. -  Build wood forms for pouring concrete.

  17. -  Ability to build wall bracing and use turn buckles.

  18. -  Work on ladders, scaffolding, and machinery.

  19. -  Check work in process to verify it meets plans and specifications. Use transit, smart level,   total station, or other surveying equipment to double check everything is level and secure.

  20. -  Erect scaffolding.

  21. -  Awareness of material and fasteners supply needs on site and keep supervisor informed of restock needs before crew runs out. 

  22. -  Set anchor bolts, steel plates, door sills and other embeds.

  23. -  Owns the proper tools for the task being assigned and keeps them on their tool belt.

  24. -  Owns mag, wood, and steel trowels along with edger and margin trowel.

  25. -  Ability to roll curbs, and perform edging work correctly.

  26. -  Qualified to operate all concrete saws.

  27. -  Can operate a walk-behind power trowel.

  28. -  Capable of finishing exterior (broom finish) flatwork.

  29. -  Pre-plans tool needs after being given work directions for the day.

  30. -  Qualified to operate a mini-excavator.

Core Competencies

  1. Safety.

  2. Quality.

  3. Cost Awareness / Productivity.

  4. Personnel Policies Adherence.

  5. Leadership & Teamwork.

  6. Employee Development.

  7. Administrative Paperwork.

  8. Equipment Awareness.

Supervisory Responsibility
This position usually has no supervisory responsibilities.



Work Environment
While performing the duties of this job the employee is frequently exposed to fumes or airborne particles, moving mechanical parts, and vibration. The employee is occasionally exposed to a variety of extreme conditions at construction job sites. The noise level in the work environment and job sites can be loud. The position regularly works in environmental conditions that include inclement weather, heat, humidity, cold, and exposure to dust and concrete. 


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.



The position lifts heavy objects, walks, and stands for long periods of time and performs strenuous physical labor under adverse field conditions. The employee lifts, pushes, pulls or carries objects, uses abdominal and lower back muscles to provide support over time without fatigue, and effectively walks, climbs, or moves objects. The position requires good manual dexterity (hand, hand with arm, two hands) and multi-limb coordination. The position requires the ability to quickly move arms and legs. The employee must have excellent stamina. 


Expected Hours of Work

Working days can be variable due to weather conditions and client requirements.  This position frequently requires long hours, weekend work, and overtime may be required.



Travel is primarily within RJ Tide’s normal area of operation; however, some out-of-area and overnight travel may be required. 


Required Education and Experience

  • Minimum 5 years of experience in the construction industry with a commercial general contractor or concrete subcontractor.
  • Current OSHA 10hr Certification (qualified new hires may complete as part of RJT Employment).
  • Current 1st Aid and CPR Certification (qualified new hires may complete as part of RJT Employment).
  • A demonstrated understanding of concrete construction means and methods associated with the renovation and construction of commercial and institutional buildings and associated sitework.
  • Proficiency with the tools and equipment of the concrete trade.

Preferred Education and Experience

  • GED or High School Diploma
  • The ability to effectively communicate in English, both written and spoken word.
  • The ability to read and understand Blueprints Drawings.
  • Current ACI Technician or Finisher Certification issued by American Concrete Institution.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications
Must possess or be able to obtain a valid and appropriate state driver’s license prior to employment.

Work Authorization / Security Clearance (if applicable)
As a condition of employment and in compliance with the law, each new employee must complete an Employment Eligibility Verification for (I-9) and present documents that established identity and employment eligibility.  Documents established identify of eligibility are listed on form I-9.

AAP / EEO Statement 
RJ Tide Construction does not unlawfully discriminate in employment opportunities or practices on the basis of race, color, religion, sex, national origin, age, disability, or any other characteristic  protected by law except for restriction due to bona fide occupational requirements.

Other Duties
Please note this job description is not designed to cover or contain a comprehensive listing of activities, duties, or responsibilities that are required of the employee for this job. Duties, responsibilities, and activities may change at any time with or without notice.