Profession tiling supervisor

Tiling supervisors monitor tile fitting operations. They assign tasks and take quick decisions to resolve problems.

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Personality Type

  • Enterprising / Realistic

Knowledge

  • Types of tile adhesive

    Different adhesive materials for different types of tile, surfaces, drying times, environmental conditions and costs.

Skills

  • Interpret 2D plans

    Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in two dimensions.

  • Follow health and safety procedures in construction

    Apply the relevant health and safety procedures in construction in order to prevent accidents, pollution and other risks.

  • Liaise with managers

    Liaise with managers of other departments ensuring effective service and communication, i.e. sales, planning, purchasing, trading, distribution and technical.

  • Plan surface slope

    Make sure the planned surface has the necessary slope to prevent puddling of water or fluids.

  • Plan shifts of employees

    Plans shifts of employees to ensure completion of all customer orders and satisfactory completion of the production plan.

  • Interpret 3D plans

    Interpret and understand plans and drawings in manufacturing processes which include representations in three dimensions.

  • Order construction supplies

    Order required materials for the construction project, taking care to purchase the most suitable material for a good price.

  • Manage health and safety standards

    Oversee all personnel and processes to comply with health, safety and hygiene standards. Communicate and support alignment of these requirements with the company's health and safety programmes.

  • Advise on construction materials

    Provide advice on and test a wide range of construction materials.

  • Evaluate employees work

    Evaluate the need for labour for the work ahead. Evaluate the performance of the team of workers and inform superiors. Encourage and support the employees in learning, teach them techniques and check the application to ensure product quality and labour productivity.

  • Inspect construction supplies

    Check construction supplies for damage, moisture, loss or other problems before using the material.

  • Plan tiling

    Plan the position of the tiling on the surface. Mark straight and flush lines to determine the position of the tiles. Decide on the spacing between the tiles. If tiles have to be cut to size, avoid small slivers as they may be hard or nearly impossible to cut, depending on type of tile and equipment used.

  • Check compatibility of materials

    Make sure the materials are fit to be used together, and if there are any foreseeable interferences.

  • Types of tile

    Tiles of different sizes, materials and glazing. Their properties such as weight, propensity to chipping or breaking, moisture resistance, adhesion and cost.

  • Monitor stock level

    Evaluate how much stock is used and determine what should be ordered.

  • Work in a construction team

    Work as part of a team in a construction project. Communicate efficiently, sharing information with team members and reporting to supervisors. Follow instructions and adapt to changes in a flexible manner.

  • Supervise staff

    Oversee the selection, training, performance and motivation of staff.

  • Ensure compliance with construction project deadline

    Plan, schedule and monitor the building processes in order to ensure completion of the project by the set deadline.

  • Use safety equipment in construction

    Use elements of protective clothing such as steel-tipped shoes, and gear such as protective goggles, in order to minimise risk of accidents in construction and to mitigate any injury if an accident does occur.

  • Answer requests for quotation

    Make up prices and documents for the products that customers may purchase.

  • Process incoming construction supplies

    Receive incoming construction supplies, handle the transaction and enter the supplies into any internal administration system.

Optional knowledge and skills

attach accessories to tile keep personal administration drill holes in tile train employees work ergonomically provide technical expertise negotiate supplier arrangements make mosaic mix construction grouts cut tiles construction product regulation art history cost management install insulation material fill tile joints manage contracts caulk expansion joints calculate needs for construction supplies lay tiles use measurement instruments recruit employees maintain tile flooring apply tile adhesive aesthetics operate mosaic tools provide first aid