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Occupation Description:
  Apply hard tile, marble, and wood tile to walls, floors, ceilings, and roof decks.
Career Video:
  Video Icon  Tile and Marble Setters
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Typical Tasks:
  • Align and straighten tile using levels, squares, and straightedges.
  • Determine and implement the best layout to achieve a desired pattern.
  • Cut and shape tile to fit around obstacles and into odd spaces and corners, using hand and power cutting tools.
  • Finish and dress the joints and wipe excess grout from between tiles, using damp sponge.
  • Apply mortar to tile back, position the tile, and press or tap with trowel handle to affix tile to base.
  • Mix, apply, and spread plaster, concrete, mortar, cement, mastic, glue or other adhesives to form a bed for the tiles, using brush, trowel and screed.
  • Prepare cost and labor estimates, based on calculations of time and materials needed for project.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems..
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions..
  • 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..
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively..
  • Mathematics - Using mathematics to solve problems..
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others..
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly..
  • 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..
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar..
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications..
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models..
  • 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..
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance..
  • 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..
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Education & Training:
  Long-term on-the-job training (more than 12 months)
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Wage Information:
Region Average Annual Average Hourly Entry Level (hourly) Mid-Range  (hourly)
Statewide $56,714.00 $27.27 $18.27 $20.01 - $33.38
Hartford $52,923.00 $25.45 $20.09 $22.82 - $29.24
New London/Norwich $63,981.00 $30.76 $16.37 $18.18 - $44.26
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