CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Carpet Installers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Carpet Installers
Summary Job Description Tasks
Lay and install carpet from rolls or blocks on floors. Install padding and trim flooring materials. Join edges of carpet and seam edges where necessary, by sewing or by using tape with glue and heated carpet iron.
Cut and trim carpet to fit along wall edges, openings, and projections, finishing the edges with a wall trimmer.
Inspect the surface to be covered to determine its condition, and correct any imperfections that might show through carpet or cause carpet to wear unevenly.
Roll out, measure, mark, and cut carpeting to size with a carpet knife, following floor sketches and allowing extra carpet for final fitting.
Plan the layout of the carpet, allowing for expected traffic patterns and placing seams for best appearance and longest wear.
Stretch carpet to align with walls and ensure a smooth surface, and press carpet in place over tack strips or use staples, tape, tacks or glue to hold carpet in place.
Take measurements and study floor sketches to calculate the area to be carpeted and the amount of material needed.
Cut carpet padding to size and install padding, following prescribed method.
Install carpet on some floors using adhesive, following prescribed method.
Nail tack strips around area to be carpeted or use old strips to attach edges of new carpet.
Fasten metal treads across door openings or where carpet meets flooring to hold carpet in place.
Measure, cut and install tackless strips along the baseboard or wall.
Draw building diagrams and record dimensions.
Move furniture from area to be carpeted and remove old carpet and padding.
Cut and bind material.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Carpet Installers
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
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.
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Carpet Installers
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
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.
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
Mathematics Using mathematics to solve problems.
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
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.
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
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.
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Carpet Installers
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
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.
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
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.
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.
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
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.
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
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).
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.
Dynamic Strength The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
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.
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
Gross Body Equilibrium The ability to keep or regain your body balance or stay upright when in an unstable position.
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
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.
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
Mathematical Reasoning The ability to choose the right mathematical methods or formulas to solve a problem.
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
Number Facility The ability to add, subtract, multiply, or divide quickly and correctly.
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
Speed of Limb Movement The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Carpet Installers
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Aya Associates Comp-U-Floor Project management software
Carpet Dealer Management System CDMS Project management software
FCS FloorEstimate Pro Project management software
FCS FloorSales Pro Project management software
FIRST Flooring software Project management software
FloorCOST Estimator for Excel Project management software
FloorRight software Project management software
Flooring Technologies QFloors Project management software
Focus Floor Covering Software Project management software
RFMS Schedule Pro Calendar and scheduling software
T.E.H. TakeOff Project management software
TMS FloorMaster Estimating Project management software
Yardage Bible software Analytical or scientific software
Air underlayment staplers Staple guns
Butane glue guns Glue guns
Calculators Calculators or accessories
Carbide drill bits Drill bits
Carpet awls Awls
Carpet base cutters Shears
Carpet clamps Hold down clamps
Carpet cutters Shears
Carpet grippers/pullers Torque tools
Carpet seam steamers Ironing machines or presses
Carpet shears Shears
Carpet trolleys Hand trucks or accessories
Carpet tucking tools Tensioners
Caulking guns Caulking guns
Concrete nail drivers Power nail guns
Cool tip glue guns Glue guns
Cove base guns Glue guns
Cushion back cutters Shears
Cushion lock cutters Shears
Desktop computers Desktop computers
Door pin tools Pullers
Edge-binding staplers Staple guns
Electric carpet tackers Power staple guns
Electric glue guns Glue guns
Floor scraper blades Knife blades
Furniture skids Furniture moving discs
Hammer tackers Staple guns
Hammers Hammers
Hand trucks Hand trucks or accessories
Heavy duty electric staplers Staple guns
Hexagon bit adaptors Drill bits
Hooked blades Knife blades
Jamb saws Power saws
Knee kickers Tensioners
Laser printers Laser printers
Loop pile cutters Shears
Molding lifter bars Pry bars
Multipurpose trimmers Utility knives
Nail driving guns Pneumatic nail drivers
Napping shears Shears
Notebook computers Notebook computers
Personal computers Personal computers
Power carpet stretchers Torque tools
Power drills Power drills
Round corner carpet blades Knife blades
Row separators Fids
Rubber mallets Mallets
Seam cutters Shears
Seam squeezers Tensioners
Sewing needles Sewing needles
Spiral drill bits Drill bits
Square corner carpet blades Knife blades
Stair claws Tensioners
Stairway stretchers Tensioners
Standup cutters Shears
Steaming irons Ironing machines or presses
Straightedges Straight edges
Strip cutter blades Knife blades
Strip cutters Shears
Switchblade trowels Trowels
Swivel-lock stretchers Tensioners
Tackless cutter blades Knife blades
Tape measures Tape measures
Toe kick saws Power saws
Trimmer carpet blades Knife blades
Tucking trimmers Utility knives
Turning tools Tensioners
Ultraviolet UV seam inspection lights Ultraviolet UV lamps
Undercut saws Power saws
Utility knives Utility knives
Wall trimmers Utility knives
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Carpet Installers
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education Less than a High School Diploma
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
On-the-Job Training Over 6 months, up to and including 1 year
Related Work Experience None
Related Work Experience Over 2 years, up to and including 4 years
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Carpet Installers
Alternate Job Title(s)
Carpet Floor Layer Apprentice
Carpet Installer
Carpet Jack
Carpet Journeyman
Carpet Layer
Carpet Tile Layer
Commercial Carpet Installer
Floor Coverer
Floor Installation Mechanic
Flooring Installer
Flooring Mechanic
Residential Carpet Installer
Rug Layer
Wall-to-Wall Carpet Installer
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Carpet Installers
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