Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers

Replace or repair broken windshields and window glass in motor vehicles.

Median Annual Wage: $32,590

Education: High school diploma or equivalent (90%); Less than high school diploma (9%); Post-secondary certificate (1%)

Projected Growth: Average (8% to 14%)

Related Job Titles: Automotive Glass Technician (Auto Glass Technician); Automotive Glass Installer (Auto Glass Installer); Glass Installer Technician; Automotive Glazier (Auto Glazier); Master Automotive Glass Technician (Master Auto Glass Technician); Windshield Repair Technician; Glass Installer; Glass Technician; Glass Technician/Installer; Windshield Installer

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Source: O*NET OnLine information for Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers.

More Installation, Maintenance, and Repair Careers

  • Remove all dirt, foreign matter, and loose glass from damaged areas, apply primer along windshield or window edges, and allow primer to dry.
  • Allow all glass parts installed with urethane ample time to cure, taking temperature and humidity into account.
  • Apply a bead of urethane around the perimeter of each pinchweld and dress the remaining urethane on the pinchwelds so that it is of uniform level and thickness.
  • Select appropriate tools, safety equipment, and parts, according to job requirements.
  • Install replacement glass in vehicles.
  • Obtain windshields or windows for specific automobile makes and models from stock and examine them for defects prior to installation.
  • Replace all moldings, clips, windshield wipers, or other parts that were removed prior to glass replacement or repair.
  • Check for and remove moisture or contamination in damaged areas and keep areas dry until repairs are complete.
  • Remove broken or damaged glass windshields or window glass from motor vehicles, using hand tools to remove screws from frames holding glass.
  • Remove moldings, clips, windshield wipers, screws, bolts, and inside A-pillar moldings and lower headliners in preparation for installation or repair work.
  • Install, repair, or replace safety glass and related materials, such as back glass heating elements, on vehicles or equipment.
  • Cool or warm glass in the event of temperature extremes.
  • Replace or adjust motorized or manual window-raising mechanisms.
  • Install new foam dams on pinchwelds, if required.
  • Install rubber channeling strips around edges of glass or frames to weatherproof windows or to prevent rattling.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers.

  • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.

Source: O*NET OnLine information for Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers.

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