Concrete Form Carpenter/Finisher (Marshall Islands Project)

Indianapolis, IN posted on January 13

We are currently seeking an experienced concrete form carpenter/finisher for an industrial project on Kwajalein Atoll, Marshall Islands. (Tropical Island in the South Pacific.) You will be working overseas for San Juan Construction in partnership with the US government.


San Juan Construction, Inc., recognized by Engineering News Record as one of the 'Top 50 Contractors Working Abroad', is a multi-disciplined construction company with an extensive resume and over 20 years experience managing commercial and government construction projects throughout the continental U.S., Hawaii, Pacific and Indian Ocean locations.


Smoothes and finishes surfaces of poured concrete floors, walls, sidewalks, or curbs to specified textures, using hand tools or power tools including floats, trowels, and screeds. All work performed in a safe and professional manner.


  1. Spreads concrete to specified depth and workable consistency, using float to bring water to surface and produce soft topping. 

  2. Levels, smoothes, and shapes surfaces of freshly poured concrete, using power trowel, or wets and rubs concrete with abrasive stone to impart finish.

  3. Removes rough or defective spots from concrete surfaces, using power grinder or chisel and hammer and patches holes with fresh concrete or epoxy compound.

  4. Molds expansion joints and edges, using edging tools, jointers, and straightedge. 

  5. May sprinkle colored stone chips, powered steel, or coloring powder on concrete to produce prescribed finish. 

  6. May produce rough concrete surface, using broom.

  7. May mix cement, using hoe or concrete-mixing machine.

  8. May direct subgrade work, mixing of concrete, and setting of forms, performing duties as described under Group Leader. 

  9. May specialize in finishing steps and steps and stairways and be designated as Step Finisher. 

  10. May break up and repair old concrete surfaces, using pneumatic tools.

  11. Maintain a positive work atmosphere by acting and communicating in a manner to get along with customers, co-workers, and supervisors.

  12. Other duties as assigned by supervisor.



Educational and experience preferences: Minimum high school diploma or equivalent. 2-4 years experience in duties described above and/or equivalent combination of experience and technical training or apprenticeship program.