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Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers

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

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    Work Activities

    Work Activities

    • 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.
    • 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.
    • Replace or adjust motorized or manual window-raising mechanisms.
    • Install new foam dams on pinchwelds, if required.
    • Hold cut or uneven edges of glass against automated abrasive belts to shape or smooth edges.
    • Cut flat safety glass according to specified patterns or perform precision pattern making and glass cutting to custom fit replacement windows.
    • Install rubber channeling strips around edges of glass or frames to weatherproof windows or to prevent rattling.

    Skills

    • Installation

      Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.

    • Equipment Selection

      Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.

    • Speaking

      Talking to others to convey information effectively.

    WorkKeys®

    Applied Math
    4
    Workplace Documents
    3
    Graphic Literacy
    4

    Abilities

    • Near Vision

      The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).

    • Manual Dexterity

      The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.

    • Multilimb Coordination

      The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.

    Knowledge

    • 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.

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    Pay

    • Ohio Annual Salary 41420/yr
    • Typical Salary
    • Ohio Hourly Wage 19.92/hr
    • Typical Hourly Wage

    Ohio Employment Trends

    • Currently Employed 1,100
    • Yearly Projected Openings 110

    Typical Education

    Personality

    Realistic: 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

    Tools

    • Trim or molding tools
    • Screwdrivers
    • Razor knives
    • Pullers
    • Knife blades

    Technology

    • Project management software
    • Operating system software
    • Data base user interface and query software
    • Accounting software

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