Automotive Glass Installers & Repairers

Also called: Automotive Glass Installer (Auto Glass Installer), Automotive Glass Technician (Auto Glass Technician), Glass Installer Technician, Glass Technician,



What they do:
Replace or repair broken windshields and window glass in motor vehicles.
On the job, you would:
  • 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.

Knowledge

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

Skills

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

Personality

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Initiative

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Operating system software
  • Microsoft Windows
Data base user interface and query software
  • Recordkeeping software
Project management software
  • Estimating software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
usually needed

Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$35,790
$24,660
$52,710

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What they do:
Replace or repair broken windshields and window glass in motor vehicles.

On the job, you would:
  • 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.

KNOWLEDGE

Business
  • customer service
  • management
Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Arts and Humanities
  • English language

SKILLS

Basic Skills
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it

ABILITIES

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • keep your arm or hand steady
Verbal
  • communicate by speaking
  • listen and understand what people say

PERSONALITY

People interested in this work like activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions.
They do well at jobs that need:
  • Attention to Detail
  • Dependability
  • Independence
  • Integrity
  • Self Control
  • Initiative

TECHNOLOGY

You might use software like this on the job:

Operating system software
  • Microsoft Windows
Data base user interface and query software
  • Recordkeeping software
Project management software
  • Estimating software

EDUCATION

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
  • high school diploma/GED
usually needed

JOB OUTLOOK

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$35,790
$24,660
$52,710

EXPLORE MORE