Floor Sanders & Finishers

Also called: Floor Finisher, Floor Mechanic, Floor Sander

Career Cluster: Architecture & Construction
What they do:
Scrape and sand wooden floors to smooth surfaces using floor scraper and floor sanding machine, and apply coats of finish.
On the job, you would:
  • Buff and vacuum floors to ensure their cleanliness prior to the application of finish.
  • Scrape and sand floor edges and areas inaccessible to floor sanders, using scrapers, disk-type sanders, and sandpaper.
  • Inspect floors for smoothness.
KNOWLEDGE

Engineering and Technology
  • building and construction
  • mechanical
Manufactured or Agricultural Goods
  • manufacture and distribution of products
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Business
  • customer service
  • management
SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • listening to others, not interrupting, and asking good questions
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
ABILITIES

Hand and Finger Use
  • keep your arm or hand steady
  • hold or move items with your hands
Endurance
  • exercise for a long time without getting out of breath
Controlled Movement
  • quickly change the controls of a machine, car, truck or boat
  • use your arms and/or legs together while sitting, standing, or lying down
PERSONALITY

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
  • Integrity
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Initiative
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Project management software
  • Measure Square
  • Pacific Solutions FloorRight
Spreadsheet software
  • Microsoft Excel
Video creation and editing software
  • Vimeo
EDUCATION


no high school diploma/GED or high school diploma/GED
usually needed
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JOB OUTLOOK

New job opportunities are less likely in the future.

Salary:
High: $69,540.00
Median: $47,760.00
Low: $33,080.00
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