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Automotive Glass Installers & Repairers

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

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

Knowledge

Engineering and Technology
  • mechanical
Business
  • customer service
  • management
Arts and Humanities
  • English language
Safety and Government
  • public safety and security

Skills

Basic Skills
  • keeping track of how well people and/or groups are doing in order to make improvements
  • talking to others
Problem Solving
  • noticing a problem and figuring out the best way to solve it
Social
  • looking for ways to help people
  • teaching people how to do something

Abilities

Hand and Finger Use
  • hold or move items with your hands
  • put together small parts with your fingers
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
  • Adaptability/Flexibility
  • Integrity
  • Independence
  • Stress Tolerance

Technology

You might use software like this on the job:

Accounting software
Data base user interface and query software
  • Recordkeeping software
Project management software
  • Estimating software

Education

Education: (rated 2 of 5)
high school diploma/GED or
certificate after high school
usually needed

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Job Outlook

Average Outlook
New job opportunities are likely in the future.
Salary
$32,310
per year, on average
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