Floor Sanders and Finishers
On the Job
Floor Sanders and Finishers scrape and sand wooden floors. They smooth surfaces. They use floor scrapers and floor sanding machines. They apply coats of finish to make floors smooth.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Apply sealants or other protective coatings.
- Smooth surfaces with abrasive materials or tools.
- Load materials into construction equipment.
- Remove excess materials from finished construction projects.
- Inspect completed work to ensure proper installation.
Typical Working Conditions
- Using your hands to handle, control, or feel objects, tools, or controls.
- Exposure to contaminants (like gases or odors).
- Having telephone conversations.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Working with a group or team.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working indoors in environmentally controlled conditions.
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