CAREER

Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers

Overview

Salary Median (2020)

$37,710

Projected Job Growth (2019-2029)

-0.4% (little or no change)

Most Common Level of Education

High school diploma or equivalent

Career

What Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers Do

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

Other Job Titles Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers May Have

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

How Leaders Describe a Typical Day at Work

Driver ,

On The Road

Wake up in the bus, eat some breakfast and usually jump on craigslist. (It's become an essential tool for travelers). If we have no money we go to a populated parking lot (Walmart) and start talking to people about the chips on the windshields and share our story about our travels with them. We repair chipped windshields before they crack out and this is done on the spot in 5 minutes making it a very convenient service. If we have money we search for volunteer work where ever we are.


Tasks & Responsibilities May Include

  • 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.

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