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Floor Layers, Except Carpet, Wood, and Hard Tiles

Apply blocks, strips, or sheets of shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors.

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • Sweep, scrape, sand, or chip dirt and irregularities to clean base surfaces, correcting imperfections that may show through the covering.
    • Cut flooring material to fit around obstructions.
    • Inspect surface to be covered to ensure that it is firm and dry.
    • Trim excess covering materials, tack edges, and join sections of covering material to form tight joint.
    • Form a smooth foundation by stapling plywood or Masonite over the floor or by brushing waterproof compound onto surface and filling cracks with plaster, putty, or grout to seal pores.
    • Measure and mark guidelines on surfaces or foundations, using chalk lines and dividers.
    • Cut covering and foundation materials, according to blueprints and sketches.
    • Roll and press sheet wall and floor covering into cement base to smooth and finish surface, using hand roller.
    • Apply adhesive cement to floor or wall material to join and adhere foundation material.
    • Lay out, position, and apply shock-absorbing, sound-deadening, or decorative coverings to floors, walls, and cabinets, following guidelines to keep courses straight and create designs.
    • Remove excess cement to clean finished surface.
    • Heat and soften floor covering materials to patch cracks or fit floor coverings around irregular surfaces, using blowtorch.
    • Disconnect and remove appliances, light fixtures, and worn floor and wall covering from floors, walls, and cabinets.

    Skills

    • 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.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    • Coordination

      Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Extent Flexibility

      The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • 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.

    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.

    • Mathematics

      Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 43490/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 20.91/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 1,110
    • Yearly Projected Openings 140

    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:
    • Dependability
    • Attention to Detail
    • Cooperation
    • Independence
    • Integrity
    • Achievement/Effort

    Tools

    • Shears
    • Scribers
    • Razor knives
    • Pry bars
    • Floats

    Technology

    • Project management software
    • Inventory management software
    • Internet browser software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Computer aided design CAD software

    Tags

    • Bright Outlook occupations will grow rapidly in the next few years, have a large number of openings, or are new and emerging careers.
    • Apprenticeships are available for this occupation. These programs can help you get hands-on experience and build your skills.

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