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Floor Installer

US-CA-San Diego
1 week ago(1/11/2018 4:03 PM)
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Skilled Trades


The Floor Installer (FI) installs and repairs carpet, linoleum, and/or similar floor coverings such as asphalt, rubber or vinyl tile. The work includes creating plans and layouts, studying blueprints, sketches or specification to determine kind of material to be used, location of door, floor and window openings, condition of floors or other surfaces and determines if repairs are needed prior to applying covering.


Typical duties Floor Installer:

  • Removes old floor covering and cleans the surface by sanding, chipping or other means and fills-up voids with mortar.  
  • Uses tools such as hammers, chisels, combers, brushes, pneumatic and electrical tools.
  • Spreads tile cement, cuts, fits and lays asphalt and vinyl floor tiles.
  • Replaces and resets asphalt tile.
  • Sands wood floors, using electric sanding machine and spinner and apply wood filer to floors.
  • Matches floor covering to the design and bond of existing floor, cuts to fit various corners, crevices and jambs.
  • Spreads thin coat of linoleum cement over surface, lays felt base over surfaces and cuts, fits and rolls smooth.
  • Measures surface to be covered and cuts linoleum accordingly, fitting pieces together, matching patterns and borders where necessary and cutting and trimming to size for edges, openings, and projections; applies coat of cement to felt base and lays linoleum, rolling it smooth.


Call back and emergency overtime are regular requirements of this position.



Operations. The FI will perform work both indoors and outdoors as required by assigned task. The Workload Manager provides written or oral assignments, which may be accomplished by drawing, blueprints, or hand drawings. The FI determines the kind and type of materials and tools required and independently completes individual assignments, requesting/receiving assistance only on the installation of the larger projects requiring more than one person. The work orders and blueprints are often incomplete and the employee must be able to fill in the gaps. The FI works in conjunction with other building trades mechanics. The FI is responsible for the prevention of loss or damage to tools and equipment. The FI is frequently required to lift and carry 75 pounds; occasionally, may lift items weighting over 75 pounds with assistance. The work requires considerable stoops, kneels and crouches for long periods of time. Lifts, carries, grasps, pushes, pulls, and lies prone at time when working in close spaces. The FI shall have a good familiarity of the Naval Facilities Engineering Command Southwest’s (NAVFAC SW) Safety and Health Requirements Manual, instructions, agency equipment regulations and directives. The FI must observe posted safety precautions and wear protective equipment/clothing as required by regulations.


Processing. The FI independently plans work, determines tools and materials. The Workload Manager checks completed work to insure the finished project meets accepted trade standards and practices. The FI may be required to obtain certification or licensing and maintain any associated qualification requirements for work requiring special certifications or licensing (i.e. Respirator Certification). The FI may be required to obtain licenses for the operation of forklift, High Lift (JLG) and/or Construction equipment, upon notification.


Housekeeping. The FI will observe established safe working procedures and ensure all designated working areas are maintained in an orderly manner and continuously maintained free of trash and debris. At the end of each day, the general work areas shall be swept, supplies, materials, tools, and equipment shall be picked-up and stored, and municipal trash containers will be emptied.

Preparation of Documents. Not applicable.


Technical Support. The FI must be able to adapt present knowledge and skills to new technology changes through progressive on-the-job and formal training required for this position. Guidelines will include a variety of Federal, Department of Defense, Department of Navy, and NAVFACSW publications, manuals, directives, standards, policies and procedures. Published guidance will be provided by the government as needed.


Meetings/Conferences. The FI shall participate in meetings with contractors, agencies, clients, and team members when required to do so.

Briefings. The FI shall participate in briefings when required to do so.


The FI must have/be:

  • Knowledgeable and skilled in the Floor Covering trade.
  • Working knowledge how to install various types of carpets, linoleum, tiles and their uses.
  • Working knowledge the proper methods and tools to use in cutting, shaping and laying felt base, linoleum, vinyl tile and in applying the asphalt emulsion or linoleum cement.
  • Knowledge of various bonds to use and be able to read blueprints in order to plan and perform repair work to floors or other surfaces.
  • Able to calculate measurements to estimate materials needed, and proper type and texture of bondage to be used on a specific job.
  • Working knowledge of the basic tools of a carpenter.
  • Able to recognize and select the proper materials from a variety of wood products.


Visual and sensory perception along with hand-eye coordination is required to detect deficiencies and make repairs.


All Candidates must have/be:


a) Valid state driver’s license in the state the work is being performed.
b) Strong communication skills in the English language, both written and oral.
c) U.S. citizenship or resident alien. Proof of US Citizenship or resident alien card will be required.

d) OSHA 10 - General Industry or Construction Certified before starting work.

e) Have, or can obtain, OSHA Hazardous Waste Operations and Emergency Response Standard (HAZWOPER) certification and appropriate refresher.

f) Ability to perform regular and recurring field inspections, investigations, or surveys in which there is a considerable amount of walking, stooping, bending, and climbing.
g) Ability to perform work in an office setting, with occasional visits to construction sites. Work involves moderate risks of discomforts that require adherence to safety precautions.
h) Ability to acquire a Common Access Card (CAC). 


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