CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Hard Tile Setters

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Hard Tile Setters
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Apply hard tile, marble, and wood tile to walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks. Align and straighten tile using levels, squares and straightedges.
 
Determine and implement the best layout to achieve a desired pattern.
 
Cut and shape tile to fit around obstacles and into odd spaces and corners, using hand and power cutting tools.
 
Finish and dress the joints and wipe excess grout from between tiles, using damp sponge.
 
Apply mortar to tile back, position the tile and press or tap with trowel handle to affix tile to base.
 
Mix, apply, and spread plaster, concrete, mortar, cement, mastic, glue or other adhesives to form a bed for the tiles, using brush, trowel and screed.
 
Prepare cost and labor estimates based on calculations of time and materials needed for project.
 
Measure and mark surfaces to be tiled, following blueprints.
 
Level concrete and allow to dry.
 
Build underbeds and install anchor bolts, wires and brackets.
 
Prepare surfaces for tiling by attaching lath or waterproof paper, or by applying a cement mortar coat onto a metal screen.
 
Study blueprints and examine surface to be covered to determine amount of material needed.
 
Cut, surface, polish and install marble and granite or install pre-cast terrazzo, granite or marble units.
 
Install and anchor fixtures in designated positions, using hand tools.
 
Cut tile backing to required size, using shears.
 
Remove any old tile, grout and adhesive using chisels and scrapers and clean the surface carefully.
 
Lay and set mosaic tiles to create decorative wall, mural and floor designs.
 
Assist customers in selection of tile and grout.
 
Remove and replace cracked or damaged tile.
 
Measure and cut metal lath to size for walls and ceilings, using tin snips.
 
Select and order tile and other items to be installed, such as bathroom accessories, walls, panels, and cabinets, according to specifications.
 
Mix and apply mortar or cement to edges and ends of drain tiles to seal halves and joints.
 
Spread mastic or other adhesive base on roof deck to form base for promenade tile, using serrated spreader.
 
Apply a sealer to make grout stain- and water-resistant.
 
Brush glue onto manila paper on which design has been drawn and position tiles finished side down onto paper.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Hard Tile Setters
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
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.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Hard Tile Setters
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
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.
 
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
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.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Hard Tile Setters
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
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.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
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.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Originality The ability to come up with unusual or clever ideas about a given topic or situation, or to develop creative ways to solve a problem.
 
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Hard Tile Setters
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Aya Associates Comp-U-Floor Project management software
 
Blue Cove Technologies PlanPoint Project management software
 
EasyCAD Iris 2D Computer aided design CAD software
 
Floor Covering Soft FloorEstimate Pro Project management software
 
TileGem Computer aided design CAD software
 
Adjustable widemouth pliers Adjustable widemouth pliers
 
Air compressors Air compressors
 
Angle grinders Power grinders
 
Articulating boom lifts Articulating boom lift
 
Base grinders Power grinders
 
Bench vises Bench vises
 
Blow torches Blow torches
 
Builders' levels Levels
 
Bull floats Floats
 
Buttering trowels Trowels
 
Caulking guns Caulking guns
 
Chalk lines Chalk lines
 
Chipping hammers Power chippers
 
Claw hammers Hammers
 
Cold chisels Cold chisels
 
Colloidal mixers Plaster or mortar mixers
 
Double-sided files Files
 
Drum cement mixers Plaster or mortar mixers
 
Dust collectors Dust collectors
 
Dust masks Masks or accessories
 
Ear muffs Ear muffs
 
Ear plugs Ear plugs
 
Electric winches Winches
 
Exhaust fans Air exhausters
 
Eyewash facilities Eyewashers or eye wash stations
 
Face shields Facial shields
 
Fall arrest systems Safety harnesses or belts
 
Finishing trowels Trowels
 
Flat trowels Trowels
 
Floor grinding machines Power grinders
 
Floor polishers Floor polishers
 
Floor scrapers Floor scrapers
 
Floor scrubbers Floor scrubbers
 
Gas generators Gas generators
 
Gauging trowels Trowels
 
Goggles Goggles
 
Grinding stones Abrasive stones
 
Grout floats Floats
 
Grout saws Power saws
 
Grout scrapers Razor knives
 
Grouting trowels Trowels
 
Hacksaws Saws
 
Hammer drills Power drills
 
Hammers Hammers
 
Hard hats Hard hats
 
Heavy gauge trowels Trowels
 
Horizontal shaft mixers Plaster or mortar mixers
 
Hot glue guns Glue guns
 
Jackhammers Pneumatic hammer
 
Ladder jacks Scaffolding
 
Ladders Ladders
 
Laser levels Levels
 
Laser squares Squares
 
Layout sticks Tape measures
 
Levels Levels
 
Lifelines Lifelines or lifeline equipment
 
Magnesium floats Floats
 
Mallets Mallets
 
Margin trowels Trowels
 
Mechanical scaffolds Scaffolding
 
Mini grinders Power grinders
 
Mixing drills Plaster or mortar mixers
 
Molding prybars Pry bars
 
Notch trowels Trowels
 
Notebook computers Notebook computers
 
Pan mixers Plaster or mortar mixers
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Plumb bobs Plumb bobs
 
Point trowels Trowels
 
Polishers Power buffers
 
Portable mortar mixers Plaster or mortar mixers
 
Power buffers Power buffers
 
Power chisels Power chippers
 
Power drills Power drills
 
Power routers Power routers
 
Power scarifiers Scarifiers
 
Power tile saws Power saws
 
Power undercut saws Power saws
 
Pry bars Pry bars
 
Putty knives Putty knives
 
Respirators Respirators
 
Rolling scaffolds Scaffolding
 
Rubber hammers Hammers
 
Safety glasses Safety glasses
 
Safety gloves Protective gloves
 
Scaffolding Scaffolding
 
Scissor lifts Scissor lift
 
Screeds Concrete spreaders
 
Screwdrivers Screwdrivers
 
Serrated spreaders Concrete spreaders
 
Socket wrench sets Socket sets
 
Spreader spatulas Spatulas
 
Squares Squares
 
Stand-up screw guns Power screwguns
 
Staple guns Staple guns
 
Stationary scaffolds Scaffolding
 
Stone grinders Power grinders
 
Stone polishers Power buffers
 
Story pole tape measures Tape measures
 
Straightedges Straight edges
 
Suction cups Suction cups
 
Tape measures Tape measures
 
Tile cutters Nibblers
 
Tile grout cleaning machines Floor scrubbers
 
Tile nippers End cut pliers
 
Tin snips Tinners snips
 
Transit levels Level sensors or transmitters
 
Utility knives Utility knives
 
Vertical shaft mixers Plaster or mortar mixers
 
Water levels Levels
 
Wet saws Power saws
 
Wet-dry vacuums Wet or dry combination vacuum cleaners
 
Wonder bars Pry bars
 
Wood floats Floats
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Hard Tile Setters
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Less than a High School Diploma
 
On-the-Job Training Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Hard Tile Setters
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Acoustical Carpenter
Acoustical Installer
Acoustical Material Worker
Ceramic Tile Installer
Ceramic Tile Mechanic
Ceramic Tile Setter
Floor Layer Tile
Granite Installer
Hard Tile Setter
Hard Tile Setter Apprentice
Marble Ceiling Installer
Marble Finisher
Marble Installer
Marble Mason
Marble Worker
Mastic Floor Layer
Mosaic Floor Layer
Mosaic Layer
Mosaic Worker
Parquet Floor Layer
Parquetry Floor Layer
Tile Conduit Layer
Tile Erector
Tile Finisher
Tile Installer
Tile Mason
Tile Mechanic
Tile Setter
Tile Setter Apprentice
Tile and Marble Installer
Tile and Marble Setter
Tilesetter
Wood Tile Installer
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Hard Tile Setters
 
 
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