Automotive Glass Installers & Repairers

Auto Glass

Install and repair vehicle windshields and windows
Auto Glass
Why Should You Consider This Career?

1. High Pay, 2. High Demand, 3. Low Competition

That's $3,300 per bi-weekly paycheck
That's 2000 new jobs in Utah per year (30% growth)
Less Physical                                         More Physical
Less Training                                          More Training
More Structure                                     Less Structure
Automotive Glass Installer (Auto Glass Installer), Automotive Glass Technician (Auto Glass Technician), Automotive Glazier (Auto Glazier), Glass Installer, Glass Installer Technician, Glass Technician, Windshield Installer, Windshield Repair Technician
At A Glance in US
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398,000 (35%)
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398,000 (35%)
398,000 (35%)
Automotive Glass Installer (Auto Glass Installer), Automotive Glass Technician (Auto Glass Technician), Automotive Glazier (Auto Glazier), Glass Installer, Glass Installer Technician, Glass Technician, Windshield Installer, Windshield Repair Technician
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Your Typical Day:

  • 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.
  • Check for and remove moisture or contamination in damaged areas and keep areas dry until repairs are complete.
  • 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.
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Your Responsibilities

  • Replace vehicle glass.
  • Paint surfaces or equipment.
  • Determine types of equipment, tools, or materials needed for jobs.
  • Inspect structural components of vehicles to identify problems.
  • Clean workpieces or finished products.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair.
  • Remove parts or components from vehicles.
  • Repair non-engine automotive or vehicle components.
  • Prepare materials for processing.
  • Adjust vehicle components according to specifications.
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Knowledge You Will Learn

  • 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. 77/100

  • Mechanical

Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. 68/100

  • English Language

Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. 59/100

  • 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. 50/100

  • Administrative

Knowledge of administrative and office procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and workplace terminology. 49/100

  • 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. 45/100

  • Personnel and Human Resources

Knowledge of principles and procedures for personnel recruitment, selection, training, compensation and benefits, labor relations and negotiation, and personnel information systems. 42/100

  • Sales and Marketing

Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems. 39/100

  • Transportation

Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits. 37/100

  • Education and Training

Knowledge of principles and methods for curriculum and training design, teaching and instruction for individuals and groups, and the measurement of training effects. 35/100

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Tools of the Trade

  • Razor knives
  • Trim or molding tools
  • Screwdrivers
  • Pullers
  • Shears
  • Ultraviolet UV lamps
  • Mill saw file
  • Power blowers
  • Tape measures
  • Knife blades
  • Air dryers
  • Heat tracing equipment
  • Blow torch
  • Power buffers
  • Cleaning scrapers
  • Hold down clamps
  • Utility knives
  • Power drills
  • Protective gloves
  • Wedges
  • Resin guns
  • Specialty wrenches
  • Inspection mirror
  • Punches or nail sets or drifts
  • J hooks
  • Torx keys
  • Deburring tool
  • Straight edges
  • Multimeters
  • Air compressors
  • Cold chisels
  • Ratchets
  • Suction cups
  • Ohmmeters
  • Awls
  • Pry bars
  • Hammers
  • Nut drivers
  • Scribers
  • Glass cutters
  • Power caulking guns
  • Caulking guns
  • Desktop computers
  • Personal computers
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