Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers

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About the Job

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

It is also Called

  • Automotive Glass Installer (Auto Glass Installer)
  • Automotive Glass Mechanic (Auto Glass Mechanic)
  • Automotive Glass Specialist (Auto Glass Specialist)
  • Automotive Glass Technician (Auto Glass Technician)
  • Automotive Glazier (Auto Glazier)
  • Automotive Window Tinter
  • Glass Fitter
  • Glass Installer
  • Glass Installer Technician
  • Glass Setter
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What They Do

  • Prime all scratches on pinchwelds with primer and allow to dry.
  • 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.

Interests

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.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Relationships, but also value Support and Independence in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • 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.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
  • 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.
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Installation - Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Equipment Selection - Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
  • Social Perceptiveness - Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
  • 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.
  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.

Education Required

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

Wages

In 2017, the average annual wage in Ohio was $41,230 with most people making between $25,730 and $59,680

Outlook

0.76%
avg. annual growth

During 2014, this occupation employed approximately 1,050 people in Ohio. It is projected that there will be 1,130 employed in 2024.

This occupation will have about 8 openings due to growth and about 12 replacement openings for approximately 20 total annual openings.

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