Terrazzo Workers and Finishers
SOC: 47-2053.00

Description:

Apply a mixture of cement, sand, pigment, or marble chips to floors, stairways, and cabinet fixtures to fashion durable and decorative surfaces.


National Salary Information:

Hourly Statistics:

Annual Statistics:

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 wage data.


Employment Projections:

Employment (2014):
3,400 employed

Projected (2024):
3,600 employed

Projected growth (2014-2024)


Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2015 2014-2024 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2014-2024). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.


Alternate Titles:

  • Artificial Marble Worker
  • Build Master
  • Coat Agent
  • Concrete Journeyman
  • Finisher
  • Granite-Chip Terrazzo Finisher
  • Grinder
  • Installer
  • Marble-Chip Terrazzo Worker
  • Onyx-Chip Terrazzo Worker
  • Roller
  • Rustic Terrazzo Setter
  • Template Worker
  • Terrazzo Finisher
  • Terrazzo Grinder
  • Terrazzo Installer
  • Terrazzo Journeyman
  • Terrazzo Laborer
  • Terrazzo Layer
  • Terrazzo Mechanic
  • Terrazzo Polisher
  • Terrazzo Roller
  • Terrazzo Tile Setter
  • Terrazzo Worker
  • Terrazzo Worker Apprentice


  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed

    Experience:

    Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.

    Education:

    These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

    Job Training:

    Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.


    Required Skills:

  • Reading Comprehension
  • Active Listening
  • Writing
  • Speaking
  • Mathematics
  • Science
  • Critical Thinking
  • Active Learning
  • Learning Strategies
  • Monitoring
  • Social Perceptiveness
  • Coordination
  • Persuasion
  • Negotiation
  • Instructing
  • Service Orientation
  • Complex Problem Solving
  • Operations Analysis
  • Technology Design
  • Equipment Selection
  • Operation Monitoring
  • Operation and Control
  • Equipment Maintenance
  • Troubleshooting
  • Repairing
  • Quality Control Analysis
  • Judgment and Decision Making
  • Systems Analysis
  • Systems Evaluation
  • Time Management
  • Management of Financial Resources
  • Management of Material Resources
  • Management of Personnel Resources

  • Knowledge Used:

  • Administration and Management
  • Clerical
  • Economics and Accounting
  • Sales and Marketing
  • Customer and Personal Service
  • Personnel and Human Resources
  • Production and Processing
  • Engineering and Technology
  • Design
  • Building and Construction
  • Mechanical
  • Mathematics
  • Physics
  • Chemistry
  • Psychology
  • Education and Training
  • English Language
  • Foreign Language
  • Fine Arts
  • Public Safety and Security
  • Law and Government
  • Telecommunications
  • Communications and Media
  • Transportation


  • Tasks:

  • Cut metal division strips and press them into the terrazzo base for joints or changes of color to form designs or patterns or to help prevent cracks.
  • Blend marble chip mixtures, place into panels, and push a roller over the surface to embed the chips.
  • Measure designated amounts of ingredients for terrazzo or grout according to standard formulas and specifications, using graduated containers and scales, and load ingredients into portable mixer.
  • Mold expansion joints and edges, using edging tools, jointers, or straightedges.
  • Spread, level, or smooth concrete or terrazzo mixtures to form bases or finished surfaces, using rakes, shovels, hand or power trowels, hand or power screeds, or floats.
  • Grind curved surfaces or areas inaccessible to surfacing machine, such as stairways or cabinet tops, with portable hand grinder.
  • Grind surfaces with a power grinder or polish surfaces with polishing or surfacing machines.
  • Position and secure moisture membrane and wire mesh in preparation for pouring base materials for terrazzo installation.
  • Modify mixing, grouting, grinding, or cleaning procedures, according to type of installation or material used.
  • Wash polished terrazzo surface, using cleaner and water, and apply sealer and curing agent according to manufacturer's specifications, using brush or sprayer.
  • Mix cement, sand, and water to produce concrete, grout, or slurry, using hoe, trowel, tamper, scraper, or concrete-mixing machine.
  • Sprinkle colored marble or stone chips, powdered steel, or coloring powder over surface to produce prescribed finish.
  • Wet surface to prepare for bonding, fill holes and cracks with grout or slurry, and smooth with a trowel.
  • Repair concrete by cutting out damaged areas, drilling holes for reinforcing rods, and positioning reinforcing rods, using power saw and drill.
  • Clean installation site, mixing and storage areas, tools, machines, and equipment, and store materials and equipment.
  • Fill slight grinding depressions with matching grout material and hand trowel for a smooth, uniform surface.
  • Chip, scrape, or grind high spots, ridges, or rough projections to finish concrete, using pneumatic chisel, hand chisel, or other hand tools.
  • Clean chipped area, using wire brush, and feel and observe surface to determine if it is rough or uneven.
  • Move terrazzo installation materials, tools, machines, or work devices to work areas, manually or using wheelbarrow.
  • Build wooden molds, clamping molds around areas to be repaired, or setting up frames to the proper depth and alignment.
  • Signal truck driver to position truck to facilitate pouring concrete and move chute to direct concrete on forms.
  • Produce rough concrete surface, using broom.
  • Precast terrazzo blocks in wooden forms.
  • Spread roofing paper on surface of foundation and spread concrete onto roofing paper with trowel to form terrazzo base.
  • Remove frames when the foundation is dry.
  • Wet concrete surface and rub with stone to smooth surface and obtain specified finish.

  • Tools & Technology:

  • Buffing machines
  • Claw hammers
  • Concrete floats
  • Desktop computers
  • Dust masks
  • Edgers
  • Floor sanders
  • Hand chisels
  • Hand screeds
  • Hand trowels
  • Handheld sprayers
  • Jointers
  • Locking C-clamps
  • Metal shears
  • Notebook computers
  • Pneumatic chisels
  • Polishing machines
  • Portable hand grinders
  • Portable mortar mixers
  • Power drills
  • Power grinders
  • Power saws
  • Power screeds
  • Power trowels
  • Power washers
  • Putty knives
  • Rake jointers
  • Safety goggles
  • Shovels
  • Straightedges
  • Surfacing machines
  • Wire brushes
  • Construction Management Software ProEst
  • CPR International GeneralCOST Estimator
  • CPR Visual Estimator
  • Intuit QuickBooks software
  • Microsoft Excel
  • Microsoft Windows
  • On Center Quick Bid
  • Sapro Systems Paymee


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    industry stats

    SOC: 47-0000

    Total Employed: 5,477,820

    Average Annual Salary: $47,580