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Terrazzo Workers and Finishers - 47-2053.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Apply a mixture of cement, sand, pigment, or marble chips to floors, stairways, and cabinet fixtures to fashion durable and decorative surfaces.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Terrazzo Finisher
  • Terrazzo Mechanic
  • Terrazzo Worker
  • Terrazo Tile Setter
  • Terrazzo Installer
  • Terrazzo Grinder
  • Terrazzo Laborer
  • Terrazzo Helper
  • Terrazzo Journeyman
  • Terrazzo Setter

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Tasks

  • Blend marble chip mixtures, place into panels, and push a roller over the surface to embed the chips.
  • Build wooden molds, clamping molds around areas to be repaired, or setting up frames to the proper depth and alignment.
  • 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.
  • Clean installation site, mixing and storage areas, tools, machines, and equipment, and store materials and equipment.
  • 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.
  • Fill slight grinding depressions with matching grout material and hand trowel for a smooth, uniform surface.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Mix cement, sand, and water to produce concrete, grout, or slurry, using hoe, trowel, tamper, scraper, or concrete-mixing machine.
  • Modify mixing, grouting, grinding, or cleaning procedures, according to type of installation or material used.
  • Mold expansion joints and edges, using edging tools, jointers, or straightedges.
  • Move terrazzo installation materials, tools, machines, or work devices to work areas, manually or using wheelbarrow.
  • Position and secure moisture membrane and wire mesh in preparation for pouring base materials for terrazzo installation.
  • Precast terrazzo blocks in wooden forms.
  • Produce rough concrete surface, using broom.
  • Remove frames when the foundation is dry.
  • Repair concrete by cutting out damaged areas, drilling holes for reinforcing rods, and positioning reinforcing rods, using power saw and drill.
  • Signal truck driver to position truck to facilitate pouring concrete and move chute to direct concrete on forms.
  • Spread roofing paper on surface of foundation and spread concrete onto roofing paper with trowel to form terrazzo base.
  • 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.
  • Sprinkle colored marble or stone chips, powdered steel, or coloring powder over surface to produce prescribed finish.
  • Wash polished terrazzo surface, using cleaner and water, and apply sealer and curing agent according to manufacturer's specifications, using brush or sprayer.
  • Wet concrete surface and rub with stone to smooth surface and obtain specified finish.
  • Wet surface to prepare for bonding, fill holes and cracks with grout or slurry, and smooth with a trowel.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Align masonry materials.
  • Apply decorative masonry finishes.
  • Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces.
  • Apply sealants or other protective coatings.
  • Break up rock, asphalt, or concrete.
  • Build construction forms or molds.
  • Clean equipment or facilities.
  • Clean surfaces in preparation for work activities.
  • Clean work sites.
  • Cut metal components for installation.
  • Dismantle equipment or temporary structures.
  • Drill holes in construction materials.
  • Finish concrete surfaces.
  • Install masonry materials.
  • Install roofing materials.
  • Load materials into construction equipment.
  • Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly.
  • Mix substances or compounds needed for work activities.
  • Move construction or extraction materials to locations where they are needed.
  • Position construction forms or molds.
  • Position structural components.
  • Pour materials into or on designated areas.
  • Prepare surfaces for finishing.
  • Signal equipment operators to indicate proper equipment positioning.
  • Smooth surfaces with abrasive materials or tools.
  • Spread concrete or other aggregate mixtures.

Military Crosswalk Titles

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Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Terrazzo Finisher
  • Terrazzo Worker

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Terrazzo Finisher
  • Terrazzo Worker
  • Terrazzo-Worker Apprentice