Tile Setter

  • Residential Design Services
  • Sacramento, CA, USA
  • Aug 29, 2019
Full time

Job Description

The primary responsibility of an Tile Setter is to perform installations on walls, counters, and floors to reach a journeyman level. Working from an entry level position to a journeyman level requires that one gains the knowledge of and skillsets to prepare / install all types of tile and stone according to ANSI (American National Standards Institute) and TCNA (Tile Council of America) standards.


Key Elements for this position:

  • Responsible to mix mortars and learn the techniques to prepare wall substrates using the lath & scratch method and float walls to within 1/4-inch in 10-feet.
  • Responsible to mix mortars and learn float and slope shower pan receptors 1/4-inch per foot towards the drain.
  • Gain the knowledge to perform layouts and how they should be be centered or designated on predominate walls.
  • Responsible to learn how to prepare tile flooring substrates to within 1/4-inch in 10-feet.
  • Lippage is a condition where one edge of a tile is higher than the adjacent tile, giving the finished surface an uneven appearance. An Apprentice must learn to set tiles with minimal lippage in accordance with ANSI - A137.1 specifications for ceramic tile.
  • Responsible to gain the skillsets necessary to become a journeyman installer.
  • Responsible for self inspecting all work upon completion to ensure all quality expectations have been met.
  • Responsible for building and maintaining interpersonal relationships with coworkers and builder.

What we need from you:

  • Previous experience preferred but not required.
  • Ability to work professionally and follow instructions with a demonstrated capability to work in a team environment
  • Bilingual a plus (English / Spanish)


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