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Glaziers - 47-2121.00

O*NET-SOC Description

Install glass in windows, skylights, store fronts, and display cases, or on surfaces, such as building fronts, interior walls, ceilings, and tabletops.

Sample of Reported Job Titles

  • Auto Glass Tech (Automobile Glass Technician)
  • Commercial Glazier
  • Field Glazier
  • Glass Installer
  • Glass Technician (Glass Tech)
  • Glassman
  • Glazer
  • Glazier
  • Glazier Worker
  • Union Glazier

SOC Occupation Groups

Related Occupations


  • Assemble and cement sections of stained glass together.
  • Assemble, erect, or dismantle scaffolds, rigging, or hoisting equipment.
  • Confer with customers to determine project requirements or to provide cost estimates.
  • Create patterns on glass by etching, sandblasting, or painting designs.
  • Cut and attach mounting strips, metal or wood moldings, rubber gaskets, or metal clips to surfaces in preparation for mirror installation.
  • Cut and remove broken glass prior to installing replacement glass.
  • Cut, assemble, fit, or attach metal-framed glass enclosures for showers, bathtubs, display cases, skylights, solariums, or other structures.
  • Cut, fit, install, repair, or replace glass or glass substitutes, such as plastic or aluminum, in building interiors or exteriors or in furniture or other products.
  • Determine plumb of walls or ceilings, using plumb lines and levels.
  • Drive trucks to installation sites and unload mirrors, glass equipment, or tools.
  • Fabricate or install metal sashes or moldings for glass installation, using aluminum or steel framing.
  • Fasten glass panes into wood sashes or frames with clips, points, or moldings, adding weather seals or putty around pane edges to seal joints.
  • Grind or polish glass, smoothing edges when necessary.
  • Install pre-assembled metal or wood frameworks for windows or doors to be fitted with glass panels, using hand tools.
  • Load and arrange glass or mirrors onto delivery trucks, using suction cups or cranes to lift glass.
  • Measure and mark outlines or patterns on glass to indicate cutting lines.
  • Measure mirrors and dimensions of areas to be covered to determine work procedures.
  • Measure, cut, fit, and press anti-glare adhesive film to glass or spray glass with tinting solution to prevent light glare.
  • Move furniture to clear work sites and cover floors or furnishings with drop cloths.
  • Operate cranes or hoists with suction cups to lift large, heavy pieces of glass.
  • Pack spaces between moldings and glass with glazing compounds and trim excess material with glazing knives.
  • Prepare glass for cutting by resting it on rack edges or against cutting tables and brushing thin layer of oil along cutting lines or dipping cutting tools in oil.
  • Read and interpret blueprints or specifications to determine size, shape, color, type, or thickness of glass, location of framing, installation procedures, or staging or scaffolding materials required.
  • Score glass with cutters' wheels, breaking off excess glass by hand or with notched tools.
  • Secure mirrors in position, using mastic cement, putty, bolts, or screws.
  • Select the type or color of glass or mirror according to specifications.
  • Set glass doors into frames and bolt metal hinges, handles, locks, or other hardware to attach doors to frames and walls.

Detailed Work Activities

  • Apply adhesives to construction materials.
  • Apply decorative or textured finishes or coverings.
  • Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces.
  • Assemble temporary equipment or structures.
  • Communicate with clients about products, procedures, and policies.
  • Cut carpet, vinyl or other flexible materials.
  • Cut glass.
  • Cut metal components for installation.
  • Cut wood components for installation.
  • Dismantle equipment or temporary structures.
  • Drive trucks or truck-mounted equipment.
  • Fabricate parts or components.
  • Install building fixtures.
  • Install doors or windows.
  • Install metal structural components.
  • Install wooden structural components.
  • Load or unload materials used in construction or extraction.
  • Mark reference points on construction materials.
  • Measure materials or objects for installation or assembly.
  • Operate cranes, hoists, or other moving or lifting equipment.
  • Protect structures or surfaces near work areas to avoid damage.
  • Remove worn, damaged or outdated materials from work areas.
  • Review blueprints or specifications to determine work requirements.
  • Select construction materials.
  • Smooth surfaces with abrasive materials or tools.
  • Trim excess material from installations.
  • Verify alignment of structures or equipment.

Military Crosswalk Titles

  • Structural (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Apprentice (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Craftsman (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Helper (Air Force - Enlisted)
  • Structural Journeyman (Air Force - Enlisted)

Apprenticeship Crosswalk Titles

  • Glazier, Architectural
  • Glazier, Stained Glass

DOT Crosswalk Titles

  • Glazier
  • Glazier Apprentice
  • Glazier, Stained Glass
  • Mirror Installer