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Floor Sanders and Finishers - 47-2043.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Scrape and sand wooden floors to smooth surfaces using floor scraper and floor sanding machine, and apply coats of finish.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Finisher
  • Floor Finisher
  • Floor Mechanic
  • Floor Refinisher
  • Floor Sander
  • Floor Sander and Finisher
  • Hardwood Floor Finisher and Sander
  • Hardwood Floor Refinisher
  • Hardwood Floor Sander
  • Sander

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Apply filler compound and coats of finish to floors to seal wood.
  • Attach sandpaper to rollers of sanding machines.
  • Buff and vacuum floors to ensure their cleanliness prior to the application of finish.
  • Guide sanding machines over surfaces of floors until surfaces are smooth.
  • Inspect floors for smoothness.
  • Remove excess glue from joints, using knives, scrapers, or wood chisels.
  • Scrape and sand floor edges and areas inaccessible to floor sanders, using scrapers, disk-type sanders, and sandpaper.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Apply sealants or other protective coatings.
  • Clean building walls or flooring.
  • Clean facilities or sites.
  • Inspect completed work to ensure proper installation.
  • Load materials into construction equipment.
  • Remove excess materials from finished construction projects.
  • Smooth surfaces with abrasive materials or tools.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Builder (Navy - Enlisted)
  • Carpentry and Masonry Specialist (Army - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

No information available.

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Construction Worker I