Floor Sanders Job Description

The Floor Sander scrapes and sands wooden floors to smooth surfaces using floor scraper and floor sanding machine, and apply coats of finish.

Tasks for Floor Sanders

  • The Floor Sander inspects floors for smoothness.
  • The Floor Sander scrapes and sands floor edges and areas inaccessible to floor sanders, using scrapers, disk-type sanders, and sandpaper.
  • The Floor Sander guides sanding machines over surfaces of floors until surfaces are smooth.
  • The Floor Sander attaches sandpaper to rollers of sanding machines.
  • The Floor Sander applies filter compound and coats of finish to floors in order to seal wood.
  • The Floor Sander removes excess glue from joints, using knives, scrapers, or wood chisels.

The Floor Sander needs knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. The Floor Sander needs 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. The Floor Sander needs knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, building, or other structures such as highways and roads. The Floor Sander needs knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.

The Floor Sander determines the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. The Floor Sander must be able to teach others how to do something in regards to their job functions. The Floor Sander needs the skill to install equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications. The Floor Sander must be able to adjust the actions in relation to others’ actions working on their specific job function. The Floor Sander needs the understanding of the implications of new information for both current and future problem solving and decision making. The Floor Sander must give 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. The Floor Sander is required to use mathematics to resolve problems. The Floor Sander must use logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems. The Floor Sander selects and uses training methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.

Work requirements for Floor Sander

  • Floor Sanders control machines and processes- The Floor Sander uses either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate or processes not including computers or vehicles.
  • Floor Sanders handle and move objects- The Floor Sander uses hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
  • Floor Sanders make decisions and solve problems- The Floor Sander analyzes information and evaluates results to choose the best solution and solve problems.
  • Floor Sanders process information- The Floor Sander compiles, codes, categorizes, tabulates, audits, or verifies information or data.
  • Floor Sanders sell or influences others- The Floor Sander convinces others to buy merchandise or to otherwise change their minds or actions.
  • Floor Sanders judge the qualities of things, services, or people- The Floor Sander assess the value, importance, or quality of things or people.
  • Floor Sanders schedules work and activities- The Floor Sander schedules events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
  • Floor Sanders inspects equipment, structures, or materials- The Floor Sander inspects equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
  • Floor Sanders operate vehicles, mechanized, devices, or equipment- The Floor Sander runs, maneuvers, navigates, or drives vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft.

The Floor Sander needs the ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. The Floor Sander needs the ability to coordinate two or more limbs for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activity while to whole body is in motion. The Floor Sander needs the ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact position. The Floor Sander must have the ability to see details at close range within a few feet of the observer.

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