Job description Tilesetter near Calgary (AB)

Find out what work is like for a tilesetter in Canada. This work description is applicable to all Tilesetters (NOC 7283).

Tilesetters

Description

Tilesetters cover interior and exterior walls, floors and ceilings with ceramic, marble and quarry tile, mosaics or terrazzo. They are employed by construction companies and masonry contractors, or they may be self-employed.

Job duties

  • This group performs some or all of the following duties:
  • Prepare, measure and mark surface to be covered
  • Build underbeds and install anchor bolts, wires and brackets
  • Mix, apply and spread mortar, cement, mastic, glue or other adhesives using hand trowel
  • Set tiles in position and apply pressure to affix tiles to base
  • Align and straighten tile using levels, squares and straightedges
  • Cut and fit tiles around obstacles and openings using hand and power cutting tools
  • Pack grout into joints between tiles and remove excess grout
  • Install tile strips
  • Lay and set mosaic tiles to create decorative wall, mural and floor designs
  • Mix, lay and polish terra surfaces
  • Cut, polish and install marble and granite
  • Remove and replace cracked or damaged tiles
  • May prepare cost estimates and orders.

Job titles

  • apprentice tilesetter
  • marble setter
  • terrazzo polisher
  • tilesetter
  • terrazzo worker
  • ceramic tile installer
  • tile installer

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