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CONCRETE APPRENTICE-HCI Construction-South Sioux City, NE


Posted: 5/20/2019
Job Status: Internship
Job Reference #: 1432

Job Description

HCI Construction in South Sioux City, Nebraska is NOW hiring for the upcoming Construction Season

To apply for this positions please visit our website at Please reference requisition #1432.
Application can also be completed by visiting our office at 1505 Stable Drive in South Sioux City, NE 


Smooth and finish surfaces of poured concrete, such as floors, walks, sidewalks, roads, or curbs using a variety of hand and power tools. Align forms for sidewalks, curbs, or gutters; patch voids; and use saws to cut expansion joints

Essential Functions

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

  • May be asked to lead and/or coordinate activities of co-workers while working on smaller projects.
  • Follow established safety rules and regulations and maintain a clean and safe work environment.
  • Verify trueness of structure using plumb bob and level.
  • Understand and follow Blue Prints, Drawings, and Specifications.
  • Measure and mark lines on materials using a pencil, marker, chalk or marking gauge.
  • Shape or cut materials to specific measurement using hand tools, machines and/or power saw.
  • Erects, moves and perform duties from scaffolding, ladders, and Lifts
  • Spread, level, and smooth concrete, using rake, shovel, hand or power trowel, hand or power screed, and float. 
  • Monitor how the wind, heat, or cold affect the curing of the concrete throughout the entire process.
  • Check the forms that hold the concrete to see that they are properly constructed
  • Align, straighten, plumb and square forms to the correct pitch and depth.
  • Cut concrete using a motorized concrete saw.
  • Understand and follow company chain of command and reporting methods.

  • Retain and apply what is learned as it applies to the next skill level.

  • Regularly attend company safety training sessions.



  • Critical Thinking.

  • Complex Problem Solving.

  • Judgement and Decision Making.

  • Seeing Potential Problems

  • Respect for Property

  • Positive Attitude toward Others



Supervisory Responsibility

This position has no supervisory responsibilities.


Work Environment

This job performs physically demanding work. May work at great heights or outdoors in all weather conditions. The use Personal Protection Equipment is required.


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 jumps, sprints or throws 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.



Tool Requirements

  • Work Gloves 

  • Leather Steel Toe Boots

  • Weather Appropriate Clothing

  • Tool Pouch    

  • 25’ Tape Measure

  • Metal Speed Square

  • Utility Knife

  • Framing Hammer

  • Lineman’s Pliers

  • ½" Cordless Drill or Impact (18 Volt or greater)

  • Chalk Box

  • 4’ Level

  • Steel Claw Bar           

  • Wire Wheel

  • Wood Float

  • Mag Float

  • ½" Edger

  • Steel Trowel


Position Type/Expected Hours of Work

This is a full-time position (40 hrs./week). Days and hours of work are typically Monday through Friday, 7:00a.m. to 3:30p.m. with overtime as needed before/after shifts and on Saturdays.



Travel is primarily local during the business day, although some out-of-area and overnight travel may be expected.



  • Must be able to stand for long periods of time, and regularly lift 50 pounds or more
  • Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair houses, buildings, or other structures
  • Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance
  • Capable of determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job
  • Able to perform job duties with little to no supervision
  • Able to layout, form, pour and finish concrete flatwork
  • Ability to use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • General understanding of construction practices
  • Willingness to put forth extra effort
  • Communication skills both verbal and written



High school diploma or Equivalent. Three years or more experience in a related area preferred.

Additional Eligibility Qualifications

  • Maintains a valid driver’s license and be insurable under company insurance provider/program
  • Able to work 40+ hours per week


Security Clearance

None required for this position


AAP/EEO Statement

Ho-Chunk, Inc. is an equal opportunity employer. All applicants are considered without regard to age, sex, race, national origin, religion, marital status or physical disability. However, preference may be extended to persons of Indian descent in accordance with applicable laws.


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.

EOE/M/F/Vet/Disabled/Sexual Orientation/Gender Identity/Drug Free Employer

SBA 8(a), SDB Certified, HubZone, Buy Indian Certified, Native American Tribally-owned

Application Instructions

Please click on the link below to apply for this position. A new window will open and direct you to apply at our corporate careers page. We look forward to hearing from you!