Replace or repair broken windshields and window glass in motor vehicles.
- Auto Glass Installer
- Auto Glass Mechanic
- Automotive Glass Installer (Auto Glass Installer)
- Automotive Glass Technician (Auto Glass Technician)
- Automotive Glazier (Auto Glazier)
- Glass Fitter
- Glass Installer
- Glass Installer Technician
- Glass Setter
- Master Automotive Glass Technician (Master Auto Glass Technician)
- Remove all dirt, foreign matter, and loose glass from damaged areas, apply primer along windshield or window edges, and allow primer to dry.
- Install replacement glass in vehicles after old glass has been removed and all necessary preparations have been made.
- Allow all glass parts installed with urethane ample time to cure, taking temperature and humidity into account.
- Prime all scratches on pinchwelds with primer and allow primed scratches to dry.
- Obtain windshields or windows for specific automobile makes and models from stock and examine them for defects prior to installation.
- Check for and remove moisture or contamination in damaged areas and keep areas dry until repairs are complete.
- 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.
- Remove broken or damaged glass windshields or window glass from motor vehicles, using hand tools to remove screws from frames holding glass.
- Replace all moldings, clips, windshield wipers, or other parts that were removed prior to glass replacement or repair.
People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RCE.
This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Conventional and Enterprising environments.
People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Support and Independence in their jobs.
- Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
- Customer and Personal Service - Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
- Administration and Management - Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
- English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
- Public Safety and Security - Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
- Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
- Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
- Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
- Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
- Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
- Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
- Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
In 2012, the average annual wage in California was $32,130.00 with most people making between $18,330.00 and $52,060.00
During 2010, this occupation employed approximately 1,000 people in California. It is projected that there will be 1,200 employed in 2020.
This occupation will have about 20 openings due to growth and about 30 replacement openings for approximately 50 total annual openings.
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