CAREER

Terrazzo Workers and Finishers

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$51,430

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-10.3% (decline)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Terrazzo Workers and Finishers Do

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

Other Job Titles Terrazzo Workers and Finishers May Have

Grinder, Installer, Terrazzo Finisher, Terrazzo Grinder, Terrazzo Installer, Terrazzo Journeyman, Terrazzo Laborer, Terrazzo Mechanic, Terrazzo Tile Setter, Terrazzo Worker

Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.
  • Grind surfaces with a power grinder, or polish surfaces with polishing or surfacing machines.
  • 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.
  • Modify mixing, grouting, grinding, or cleaning procedures, according to type of installation or material used.

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