Floor Sanders and Finishers

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

Median Annual Wage: $35,770

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (84%); Less than high school diploma (15%); Post-secondary certificate (1%)

Projected Growth: Faster than average (15% to 21%)

Related Job Titles: Floor Sander; Floor Finisher; Hardwood Floor Sander; Floor Mechanic; Hardwood Floor Refinisher; Floor Refinisher; Hardwood Floor Finisher

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

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  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.

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