Terrazzo Workers and Finishers

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About the Job

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

It is also Called

  • Terrazzo Worker Apprentice
  • Terrazzo Worker
  • Terrazzo Tile Setter
  • Terrazzo Roller
  • Terrazzo Polisher
  • Terrazzo Mechanic
  • Terrazzo Layer
  • Terrazzo Laborer
  • Terrazzo Journeyman
  • Terrazzo Installer
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What They Do

  • Signal truck driver to position truck to facilitate pouring concrete and move chute to direct concrete on forms.
  • Remove frames when the foundation is dry.
  • Produce rough concrete surface, using broom.
  • Spread roofing paper on surface of foundation and spread concrete onto roofing paper with trowel to form terrazzo base.
  • Build wooden molds, clamping molds around areas to be repaired, or setting up frames to the proper depth and alignment.
  • Wet concrete surface and rub with stone to smooth surface and obtain specified finish.
  • Precast terrazzo blocks in wooden forms.
  • Repair concrete by cutting out damaged areas, drilling holes for reinforcing rods, and positioning reinforcing rods, using power saw and drill.
  • 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.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: I.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Investigative interests.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Independence, but also value Support and Achievement in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Education Required

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

Wages

In 2016, the average annual wage in Pennsylvania was $48,080 with most people making between $26,680 and $75,560

Outlook

1.00%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 100 people in Pennsylvania. It is projected that there will be 110 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 1 openings due to growth and about -1 replacement openings for approximately 0 total annual openings.



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