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Terrazzo Workers & Finishers

Also called: Terrazzo Finisher, Terrazzo Installer, Terrazzo Tile Setter, Terrazzo Worker

What they do:
Apply a mixture of cement, sand, pigment, or marble chips to floors, stairways, and cabinet fixtures to fashion durable and decorative surfaces.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.


Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • design
Math and Science
  • arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, or statistics
  • chemistry
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
  • customer service


Basic Skills
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it


Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath


People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Cooperation
  • Self Control
  • Dependability
  • Initiative
  • Achievement/Effort


You might use software like this on the job:

Accounting software
  • Intuit QuickBooks software
  • Sapro Systems Paymee
Project management software
  • CPR Visual Estimator
  • On Center Quick Bid
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel


Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
no high school diploma/GED
usually needed

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