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Floor Sanders and Finishers

Scrape and sand wooden floors to smooth surfaces using floor scraper and floor sanding machine, and apply coats of finish.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Buff and vacuum floors to ensure their cleanliness prior to the application of finish.
    • Attach sandpaper to rollers of sanding machines.
    • Scrape and sand floor edges and areas inaccessible to floor sanders, using scrapers, disk-type sanders, and sandpaper.
    • Inspect floors for smoothness.
    • Guide sanding machines over surfaces of floors until surfaces are smooth.
    • Apply filler compound and coats of finish to floors to seal wood.
    • Remove excess glue from joints, using knives, scrapers, or wood chisels.

    Skills

    • Operation and Control

      Controlling operations of equipment or systems.

    • Active Listening

      Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    3
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Arm-Hand Steadiness

      The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.

    • Control Precision

      The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.

    • Manual Dexterity

      The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    Knowledge

    • 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.

    • 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.

    • English Language

      Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 40340/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 19.39/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed Not Available
    • Yearly Projected Openings Not Available

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.They do well at jobs that need:
    • Attention to Detail
    • Integrity
    • Dependability
    • Independence
    • Initiative
    • Adaptability/Flexibility

    Tools

    • Power sanders
    • Floor scrapers
    • Floor polishers
    • Cleaning cloths or wipes
    • Claw hammer

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    • Computer aided design CAD software

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