An apprentice hard tile installer and setter assists master craftsmen with installing and setting hard tiles. Laying down hard tile flooring is a skilled job but it is also laborious. It requires more than one person to complete a job quickly and accurately. Master craftsmen hire apprentice hard tile installer and setters to help them with completing various tile setting assignments. In return they mentor apprentice hard tile installer and setters and help them gain the knowledge and expertise necessary to advance in this field.
On the job, apprentice hard tile installer and setters perform various tasks from cleaning and leveling the surface to be tiled to cutting, measuring, laying out and installing the tiles according to the desired design. There are no educational requirements for the job. Apprentice hard tile installer and setters get their foothold in this field as helpers and learn the trade while working on the job. Manual dexterity is important to handle the finer aspects of laying hard tiles on the floor according to the design plan. The job involves sitting on the floor and bending for long periods of time so physical stamina plays a huge role too.
At your apprentice hard tile installer and setter job interview, your interviewer will ask you questions that are aimed at gauging your interest in the field. They will want to know why you chose to become an apprentice hard tile installer and setter. They will also want to know what are your career goals and where you see yourself a few years from now. Considering that they will be taking the time to mentor you, employers prefer to hire apprentice hard tile installer and setters that will work with them long term so it is important to answer in a way that demonstrates your long term interest.