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49-3022.00 - Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers

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

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Tasks  |  Tools & Technology  |  Knowledge  |  Skills  |  Abilities  |  Work Activities  |  Detailed Work Activities  |  Work Context  |  Job Zone  |  Education  |  Credentials  |  Interests  |  Work Styles  |  Work Values  |  Related Occupations  |  Wages & Employment  |  Job Openings  |  Additional Information

Tasks

  • Prime all scratches on pinchwelds with primer and allow to dry. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Remove all dirt, foreign matter, and loose glass from damaged areas, apply primer along windshield or window edges, and allow primer to dry. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Allow all glass parts installed with urethane ample time to cure, taking temperature and humidity into account. See more occupations related to this task.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Select appropriate tools, safety equipment, and parts, according to job requirements. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Install replacement glass in vehicles. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Obtain windshields or windows for specific automobile makes and models from stock and examine them for defects prior to installation. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Check for and remove moisture or contamination in damaged areas and keep areas dry until repairs are complete. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Replace all moldings, clips, windshield wipers, or other parts that were removed prior to glass replacement or repair. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Remove broken or damaged glass windshields or window glass from motor vehicles, using hand tools to remove screws from frames holding glass. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Remove moldings, clips, windshield wipers, screws, bolts, and inside A-pillar moldings and lower headliners in preparation for installation or repair work. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Install, repair, or replace safety glass and related materials, such as back glass heating elements, on vehicles or equipment. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cool or warm glass in the event of temperature extremes. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Replace or adjust motorized or manual window-raising mechanisms. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Install new foam dams on pinchwelds, if required. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Install rubber channeling strips around edges of glass or frames to weatherproof windows or to prevent rattling. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Hold cut or uneven edges of glass against automated abrasive belts to shape or smooth edges. See more occupations related to this task.
  • Cut flat safety glass according to specified patterns or perform precision pattern making and glass cutting to custom fit replacement windows. See more occupations related to this task.

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Tools & Technology

Tools used in this occupation:

  • Air compressors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Air dryers — Air knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Awls See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Blow torch — Propane torches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Caulking guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cleaning scrapers — Gasket scrapers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Cold chisels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Deburring tool — Deburring tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Desktop computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Glass cutters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hammers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Heat tracing equipment — Infrared digital thermometers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Hold down clamps — Glass holders See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Inspection mirror — Inspection mirrors See more occupations related to this tool.
  • J hooks — Hook tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Knife blades — Hot knife blades; Pneumatic windshield removal blades See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Mill saw file — Single-cut mill saw files See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Multimeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Nut drivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ohmmeters See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Personal computers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power blowers — Moisture evaporators See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power buffers — Buffing wheels See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power caulking guns See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Power drills — Cordless drills See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Protective gloves — Safety gloves See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pry bars See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Pullers — Pliers action clip removers; Upholstery removal tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Punches or nail sets or drifts — Punches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ratchets See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Razor knives — Cold knives; Cut-out knives; Long knives; Urethane sealant cutout knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Resin guns — Injection syringes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Screwdrivers — Phillips head screwdrivers; Ratcheting screwdrivers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Scribers See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Shears — Oscillating power knives; Windshield removal power knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Specialty wrenches — Mirror bracket wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Straight edges — Straightedges See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Suction cups See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Tape measures — Measuring tapes See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Torx keys — Torx wrenches See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Trim or molding tools — Lacing tools; Trim tools; Windshield molding removal tools See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Ultraviolet UV lamps — Ultraviolet UV curing lamps; Ultraviolet UV lights See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Utility knives — Hot knives See more occupations related to this tool.
  • Wedges — Driving wedges See more occupations related to this tool.

Technology used in this occupation:

  • Accounting software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Data base user interface and query software — Recordkeeping software See more occupations related to this technology.
  • Project management software — Estimating software See more occupations related to this technology.

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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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • Mechanical — Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • English Language — Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar. See more occupations related to this knowledge.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this knowledge.

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Skills

  • Installation — Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Equipment Selection — Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. See more occupations related to this skill.
  • Speaking — Talking to others to convey information effectively. See more occupations related to this skill.

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Abilities

  • Near Vision — The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • 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. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Static Strength — The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Arm-Hand Steadiness — The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Control Precision — The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Deductive Reasoning — The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Extent Flexibility — The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Finger Dexterity — The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Information Ordering — The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations). See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Comprehension — The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Oral Expression — The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Problem Sensitivity — The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Speech Recognition — The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person. See more occupations related to this ability.
  • Visualization — The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged. See more occupations related to this ability.

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Work Activities

  • Performing General Physical Activities — Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Handling and Moving Objects — Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Getting Information — Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Performing for or Working Directly with the Public — Performing for people or dealing directly with the public. This includes serving customers in restaurants and stores, and receiving clients or guests. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Updating and Using Relevant Knowledge — Keeping up-to-date technically and applying new knowledge to your job. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Operating Vehicles, Mechanized Devices, or Equipment — Running, maneuvering, navigating, or driving vehicles or mechanized equipment, such as forklifts, passenger vehicles, aircraft, or water craft. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Communicating with Supervisors, Peers, or Subordinates — Providing information to supervisors, co-workers, and subordinates by telephone, in written form, e-mail, or in person. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Identifying Objects, Actions, and Events — Identifying information by categorizing, estimating, recognizing differences or similarities, and detecting changes in circumstances or events. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work — Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Thinking Creatively — Developing, designing, or creating new applications, ideas, relationships, systems, or products, including artistic contributions. See more occupations related to this activity.
  • Making Decisions and Solving Problems — Analyzing information and evaluating results to choose the best solution and solve problems. See more occupations related to this activity.

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Detailed Work Activities

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

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Work Context

  • Wear Common Protective or Safety Equipment such as Safety Shoes, Glasses, Gloves, Hearing Protection, Hard Hats, or Life Jackets — 98% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Face-to-Face Discussions — 95% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Telephone — 89% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Exposed to Weather — 84% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • In an Enclosed Vehicle or Equipment — 84% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Contact With Others — 29% responded “Contact with others most of the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Time Pressure — 79% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Being Exact or Accurate — 13% responded “Fairly important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Indoors, Not Environmentally Controlled — 33% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Using Your Hands to Handle, Control, or Feel Objects, Tools, or Controls — 26% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Standing — 40% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Outdoors, Under Cover — 37% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Very Hot or Cold Temperatures — 23% responded “Every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Deal With External Customers — 43% responded “Very important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Minor Burns, Cuts, Bites, or Stings — 15% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Frequency of Decision Making — 25% responded “Never.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Work With Work Group or Team — 36% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Extremely Bright or Inadequate Lighting — 59% responded “Once a week or more but not every day.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Making Repetitive Motions — 27% responded “More than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Cramped Work Space, Awkward Positions See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Freedom to Make Decisions — 46% responded “Limited freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Impact of Decisions on Co-workers or Company Results — 33% responded “Very important results.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Sounds, Noise Levels Are Distracting or Uncomfortable — 38% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Exposed to Hazardous Equipment — 26% responded “Once a month or more but not every week.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Duration of Typical Work Week — 66% responded “40 hours.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Spend Time Bending or Twisting the Body — 20% responded “Less than half the time.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Importance of Repeating Same Tasks — 27% responded “Important.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Structured versus Unstructured Work — 40% responded “Some freedom.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Consequence of Error — 29% responded “Very serious.” See more occupations related to this work context.
  • Physical Proximity — 63% responded “Moderately close (at arm's length).” See more occupations related to this work context.

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Job Zone

Title Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
Education These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
Related Experience Some previous work-related skill, knowledge, or experience is usually needed. For example, a teller would benefit from experience working directly with the public.
Job Training Employees in these occupations need anywhere from a few months to one year of working with experienced employees. A recognized apprenticeship program may be associated with these occupations.
Job Zone Examples These occupations often involve using your knowledge and skills to help others. Examples include sheet metal workers, forest fire fighters, customer service representatives, physical therapist aides, salespersons (retail), and tellers.
SVP Range (4.0 to < 6.0)

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Education


Percentage of Respondents
Education Level Required
90   High school diploma or equivalent Help
9   Less than high school diploma
1   Post-secondary certificate Help

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Credentials

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Interests

Interest code: RCE

  • Realistic — Realistic occupations frequently involve work activities that include practical, hands-on problems and solutions. They often deal with plants, animals, and real-world materials like wood, tools, and machinery. Many of the occupations require working outside, and do not involve a lot of paperwork or working closely with others. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Conventional — Conventional occupations frequently involve following set procedures and routines. These occupations can include working with data and details more than with ideas. Usually there is a clear line of authority to follow. See more occupations related to this interest.
  • Enterprising — Enterprising occupations frequently involve starting up and carrying out projects. These occupations can involve leading people and making many decisions. Sometimes they require risk taking and often deal with business. See more occupations related to this interest.

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Work Styles

  • Attention to Detail — Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Dependability — Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Independence — Job requires developing one's own ways of doing things, guiding oneself with little or no supervision, and depending on oneself to get things done. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Integrity — Job requires being honest and ethical. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Self Control — Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Initiative — Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Cooperation — Job requires being pleasant with others on the job and displaying a good-natured, cooperative attitude. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Adaptability/Flexibility — Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Stress Tolerance — Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Leadership — Job requires a willingness to lead, take charge, and offer opinions and direction. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Concern for Others — Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Persistence — Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Achievement/Effort — Job requires establishing and maintaining personally challenging achievement goals and exerting effort toward mastering tasks. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Social Orientation — Job requires preferring to work with others rather than alone, and being personally connected with others on the job. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Innovation — Job requires creativity and alternative thinking to develop new ideas for and answers to work-related problems. See more occupations related to this work style.
  • Analytical Thinking — Job requires analyzing information and using logic to address work-related issues and problems. See more occupations related to this work style.

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Work Values

  • Support — Occupations that satisfy this work value offer supportive management that stands behind employees. Corresponding needs are Company Policies, Supervision: Human Relations and Supervision: Technical. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Relationships — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to provide service to others and work with co-workers in a friendly non-competitive environment. Corresponding needs are Co-workers, Moral Values and Social Service. See more occupations related to this work value.
  • Independence — Occupations that satisfy this work value allow employees to work on their own and make decisions. Corresponding needs are Creativity, Responsibility and Autonomy. See more occupations related to this work value.

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Wages & Employment Trends

Median wages (2014) $15.67 hourly, $32,590 annual
State wages Local Salary Info
 
Employment (2012) 18,000 employees
Projected growth (2012-2022) Average (8% to 14%) Average (8% to 14%)
Projected job openings (2012-2022) 6,900
State trends Employment Trends
 
Top industries (2012)

Source: Bureau of Labor Statistics 2014 wage data external site and 2012-2022 employment projections external site. "Projected growth" represents the estimated change in total employment over the projections period (2012-2022). "Projected job openings" represent openings due to growth and replacement.

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