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Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers - 49-3022.00

O*NET-SOC Description

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

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Automotive Glass Installer (Auto Glass Installer)
  • Automotive Glass Technician (Auto Glass Technician)
  • Automotive Glazier (Auto Glazier)
  • Glass Installer
  • Glass Installer Technician
  • Glass Technician
  • Glass Technician/Installer
  • Master Automotive Glass Technician (Master Auto Glass Technician)
  • Windshield Installer
  • Windshield Repair Technician

SOC Occupation Groups

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  • 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.
  • Check for and remove moisture or contamination in damaged areas and keep areas dry until repairs are complete.
  • Cool or warm glass in the event of temperature extremes.
  • Cut flat safety glass according to specified patterns or perform precision pattern making and glass cutting to custom fit replacement windows.
  • Hold cut or uneven edges of glass against automated abrasive belts to shape or smooth edges.
  • Install new foam dams on pinchwelds, if required.
  • Install replacement glass in vehicles.
  • Install rubber channeling strips around edges of glass or frames to weatherproof windows or to prevent rattling.
  • Install, repair, or replace safety glass and related materials, such as back glass heating elements, on vehicles or equipment.
  • Obtain windshields or windows for specific automobile makes and models from stock and examine them for defects prior to installation.
  • 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.
  • 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.
  • Replace all moldings, clips, windshield wipers, or other parts that were removed prior to glass replacement or repair.
  • Replace or adjust motorized or manual window-raising mechanisms.
  • Select appropriate tools, safety equipment, and parts, according to job requirements.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Adjust vehicle components according to specifications.
  • Cut materials according to specifications or needs.
  • Determine types of equipment, tools, or materials needed for jobs.
  • Inspect structural components of vehicles to identify problems.
  • Install machine or equipment replacement parts.
  • Paint surfaces or equipment.
  • Reassemble equipment after repair.
  • Remove parts or components from vehicles.
  • Repair non-engine automotive or vehicle components.
  • Replace vehicle glass.
  • Replace worn, damaged, or defective mechanical parts.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Automotive Maintenance Technician (Marine Corps - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Glass Installer

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Glass Installer