CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Terrazzo Workers and Finishers

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CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Terrazzo Workers and Finishers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Apply a mixture of cement, sand, pigment, or marble chips to floors, stairways, and cabinet fixtures to fashion durable and decorative surfaces. Cut metal division strips and press them into the terrazzo base for joints or changes of color to form designs or patterns or to help prevent cracks.
 
Blend marble chip mixtures, place into panels, and push a roller over the surface to embed the chips.
 
Measure designated amounts of ingredients for terrazzo or grout according to standard formulas and specifications, using graduated containers and scales, and load ingredients into portable mixer.
 
Mold expansion joints and edges, using edging tools, jointers, or straightedges.
 
Spread, level, or smooth concrete or terrazzo mixtures to form bases or finished surfaces, using rakes, shovels, hand or power trowels, hand or power screeds, or floats.
 
Grind curved surfaces or areas inaccessible to surfacing machine, such as stairways or cabinet tops, with portable hand grinder.
 
Grind surfaces with a power grinder or polish surfaces with polishing or surfacing machines.
 
Position and secure moisture membrane and wire mesh in preparation for pouring base materials for terrazzo installation.
 
Modify mixing, grouting, grinding, or cleaning procedures, according to type of installation or material used.
 
Wash polished terrazzo surface, using cleaner and water, and apply sealer and curing agent according to manufacturer's specifications, using brush or sprayer.
 
Mix cement, sand, and water to produce concrete, grout, or slurry, using hoe, trowel, tamper, scraper, or concrete-mixing machine.
 
Sprinkle colored marble or stone chips, powdered steel, or coloring powder over surface to produce prescribed finish.
 
Wet surface to prepare for bonding, fill holes and cracks with grout or slurry, and smooth with a trowel.
 
Repair concrete by cutting out damaged areas, drilling holes for reinforcing rods, and positioning reinforcing rods, using power saw and drill.
 
Clean installation site, mixing and storage areas, tools, machines, and equipment, and store materials and equipment.
 
Fill slight grinding depressions with matching grout material and hand trowel for a smooth, uniform surface.
 
Chip, scrape, or grind high spots, ridges, or rough projections to finish concrete, using pneumatic chisel, hand chisel, or other hand tools.
 
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.
 
Build wooden molds, clamping molds around areas to be repaired, or setting up frames to the proper depth and alignment.
 
Signal truck driver to position truck to facilitate pouring concrete and move chute to direct concrete on forms.
 
Produce rough concrete surface, using broom.
 
Precast terrazzo blocks in wooden forms.
 
Spread roofing paper on surface of foundation and spread concrete onto roofing paper with trowel to form terrazzo base.
 
Remove frames when the foundation is dry.
 
Wet concrete surface and rub with stone to smooth surface and obtain specified finish.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Terrazzo Workers and Finishers
 
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.
 
Mathematics Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
 
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
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.
 
Design Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Terrazzo Workers and Finishers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
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.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Terrazzo Workers and Finishers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
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.
 
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Dynamic Strength The ability to exert muscle force repeatedly or continuously over time. This involves muscular endurance and resistance to muscle fatigue.
 
Reaction Time The ability to quickly respond (with the hand, finger, or foot) to a signal (sound, light, picture) when it appears.
 
Stamina The ability to exert yourself physically over long periods of time without getting winded or out of breath.
 
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 Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
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).
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Speed of Limb Movement The ability to quickly move the arms and legs.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
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.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
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.
 
Gross Body Coordination The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion.
 
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: Terrazzo Workers and Finishers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training None
 
Related Work Experience None
 
Required Level of Education Less than a High School Diploma
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Terrazzo Workers and Finishers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Artificial Marble Worker
Cement Finisher
Granite-Chip Terrazzo Finisher
Marble-Chip Terrazzo Worker
Master Journeyman Tile Setter
Onyx-Chip Terrazzo Worker
Roller
Rustic Terrazzo Setter
Template Worker
Terrazo Tile Setter
Terrazzo Finisher
Terrazzo Grinder
Terrazzo Helper
Terrazzo Installer
Terrazzo Journeyman
Terrazzo Laborer
Terrazzo Layer
Terrazzo Mechanic
Terrazzo Polisher
Terrazzo Roller
Terrazzo Setter
Terrazzo Worker
Terrazzo Worker Apprentice
Tile Finisher
Tile Mechanic
Tile Worker
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Construction
Job Family: Construction Trades
Benchmark Title: Terrazzo Workers and Finishers
 
 
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