Tile Apprentice

May 15 2024
Island Tile & Stone, LLC |Kahului|Full Time, $16.00 - $28.00 / hour
Job Description



We are a locally owned and operated flooring, tile and stone contractor company currently seeking Tile Setters and Tile Apprentices! We are based on Maui but have current contracted work throughout the state. We specialize in providing excellent tile & stone work on custom home projects, hotel upgrades, tenant improvements, and commercial/industrial work. Our team is driven by dedicated team players who take pride in their skill and completing superb work!


Job Description

Primary Function
Perform various types of laborious work to assist Tile Setters and Superintendents/Foremen with laying and setting tiles to create decorative wall, mural and floor designs.

Duties Expected
  • Cleaning and preparing construction sites.
  • Loading and unloading materials and equipment.
  • Assisting tile setters and skilled tradesmen with various duties, installing hard tiles, wood, and marble in homes, offices, and commercial spaces.
  • Cut and shape the tiles to size, using several different tools, including tile scribes, wet saws, and handheld tile cutters.
  • Forming tile beds using concrete, plaster, mastic, cement, glue or mortar utilizing tools.
  • Aligning tiles and straightening them with straightedges, levels, and squares to ensure patterns are even and precise.
  • Cutting, installing, and polishing surface granite and marble.
  • Preparing various surfaces for tiling with waterproofing material.
  • Tapping tiles into place and making sure not to break or damage tiles.
  • Install flooring fixtures using hand and machine tools.
  • Obey health and safety codes, as wells as company’s principles.
  • Attend company meetings, trainings, and workshops.
  • Completing on-the-job training.
  • Perform additional assignments per supervisor’s direction.
  • Perform other job-related duties, as required.
  • The statements used herein are intended to describe the general nature and level of the work being performed by an employee in this position and is not intended to be construed as an exhaustive list of responsibilities, duties, and skills required by an incumbent so classified. Furthermore, they do not establish a contract for employment and are subject to change at the discretion of the Company.
Knowledge, Skill & Abilities
  • Physical fitness and stamina. Ability to carry heavy materials and ability to kneel down for long periods of time.
  • Sound knowledge of construction and practical experience with tools.
  • Great hand, eye, and foot coordination.
  • Willingness to learn and be flexible.
  • Ability to lift up to 50 lbs.
  • Achievement/Effort -- Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks.
  • Persistence -- Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
  • Initiative -- Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
  • Leadership -- Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction.
  • Cooperation -- Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude.
  • Concern for Others -- Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
  • Social Orientation -- Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job.
  • Self-Control -- Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
  • Stress Tolerance -- Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility -- Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
  • Dependability -- Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
  • Attention to Detail -- Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
  • Integrity -- Job requires being honest and ethical.
  • Coordination -- Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Negotiation -- Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
  • Service Orientation -- Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Time Management -- Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Establishing and Maintaining Interpersonal Relationships -- Developing constructive and cooperative working relationships with others, and maintaining them over time.
  • Resolving Conflicts and Negotiating with Others -- Handling complaints, settling disputes, and resolving grievances and conflicts, or otherwise negotiating with others.
  • Coordinating the Work and Activities of Others -- Getting members of a group to work together to accomplish tasks.
  • Developing and Building Teams -- Encouraging and building mutual trust, respect, and cooperation among team members.
  • Must exemplify Company Core Values -- OHANA -- O-'Ohana (Family), H-Ho'ihi (Respect), A-Alaka'i (Leadership), N-No'eau (Craftsmanship), A-Aloha (Compassion)

Education/Experience Qualifications:

  • High school diploma or equivalent
  • Previous experience setting tiles
  • Knowledge of OSHA Safety Policies 
  • Carpentry and renovation experience a plus



  • We offer competitive pay commensurate with experience.
  • Medical
  • Dental
  • Vision
  • Basic Life, AD&D, Short-Term/Long-Term Disability, and Supplemental Insurance
  • 401K
  • PTO
  • Flex Spending Accounts
  • Aflac
  • Hawaii Life Flight
  • Legal Assistance
  • Employee Assistance
  • Tuition Assistance
  • Discounts at local and national retailers

Mahalo for your interest!