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Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers

Replace or repair broken windshields and window glass in motor vehicles.   (O'Net 49-3022.00)

 
Reported job titles:   Automotive Glass Installer (Auto Glass Installer), Automotive Glass Mechanic (Auto Glass Mechanic), Automotive Glass Technician (Auto Glass Technician), Automotive Glazier (Auto Glazier), Glass Fitter, Glass Installer, Glass Installer Technician, Glass Setter, Glass Technician, Glass Technician/Installer, Master Automotive Glass Technician (Master Auto Glass Technician), Window Installer, Windshield Installer, Windshield Repair Technician
 
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    Wages
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     Location Pay
    Period
    2016
    Percentile Wages Average
    Wage
    10% 25% 50%
    Median
    75% 90%
     Vermont Hourly $ 10.44   $ 11.66   $ 16.00   $ 19.46   $ 25.54   $ 16.51  
    Yearly $21,710   $24,240   $33,280   $40,480   $53,110   $34,340  
     
     Burlington-South Burlington, VT Metropolitan NECTA Hourly $ 13.78   $ 15.85   $ 17.53   $ 19.34   $ 23.05   $ 17.78  
    Yearly $28,660   $32,960   $36,450   $40,220   $47,950   $36,980  
     
    What are Percentile Wages?
    source: Occupational Employment Statistics, Vermont Labor Market Information, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, released April 2017.
     


    Employment Trends
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    No trend data for this occupation.
     


    Industries of Employment
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    Industry Percent of Total
    2014
    Repair and maintenance 74.6%
    Self-employed workers, all industries 17.4%
    Specialty trade contractors 2.7%
    Motor vehicle and parts dealers 2.4%
    Building material and garden equipment and supplies dealers 1.7%
    source: Employment Projections, U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics, National Employment Matrix, released July 2016.
     


    Tasks
    for Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
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  • Remove all dirt, foreign matter, and loose glass from damaged areas, apply primer along windshield or window edges, and allow primer to dry.
     
  • Install replacement glass in vehicles after old glass has been removed and all necessary preparations have been made.
     
  • Allow all glass parts installed with urethane ample time to cure, taking temperature and humidity into account.
     
  • Prime all scratches on pinchwelds with primer and allow primed scratches to dry.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Remove broken or damaged glass windshields or window glass from motor vehicles, using hand tools to remove screws from frames holding glass.
     
  • Replace all moldings, clips, windshield wipers, or other parts that were removed prior to glass replacement or repair.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers  updated December 2005
     


    Knowledge
    for Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
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  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • English Language - Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
     
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Clerical - Knowledge of administrative and clerical procedures and systems such as word processing, managing files and records, stenography and transcription, designing forms, and other office procedures and terminology.
     
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.
     
  • Economics and Accounting - Knowledge of economic and accounting principles and practices, the financial markets, banking and the analysis and reporting of financial data.
     
  • Engineering and Technology - Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
     
  • Law and Government - Knowledge of laws, legal codes, court procedures, precedents, government regulations, executive orders, agency rules, and the democratic political process.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers  updated December 2005
     


    Skills
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  • Monitoring - Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
     
  • Quality Control Analysis - Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
     
  • Service Orientation - Actively looking for ways to help people.
     
  • Instructing - Teaching others how to do something.
     
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
     
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
     
  • Active Listening - Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
     
  • Complex Problem Solving - Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
     
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
     
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers  updated June 2010
     


    Abilities
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  • Near Vision - The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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).
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Control Precision - The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
     
  • Oral Comprehension - The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
     
  • Oral Expression - The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers  updated December 2005
     


    Work Activities
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  • Communicating with Persons Outside Organization - Communicating with people outside the organization, representing the organization to customers, the public, government, and other external sources. This information can be exchanged in person, in writing, or by telephone or e-mail.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Handling and Moving Objects - Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things.
     
  • Monitor Processes, Materials, or Surroundings - Monitoring and reviewing information from materials, events, or the environment, to detect or assess problems.
     
  • Scheduling Work and Activities - Scheduling events, programs, and activities, as well as the work of others.
     
  • Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material - Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects.
     
  • Documenting/Recording Information - Entering, transcribing, recording, storing, or maintaining information in written or electronic/magnetic form.
     
  • Organizing, Planning, and Prioritizing Work - Developing specific goals and plans to prioritize, organize, and accomplish your work.
     
  • Getting Information - Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.
     
  • Training and Teaching Others - Identifying the educational needs of others, developing formal educational or training programs or classes, and teaching or instructing others.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers  updated December 2005
     


    Interests
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  • 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.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers  updated June 2008
     


    Work Styles
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  • Attention to Detail - Job requires being careful about detail and thorough in completing work tasks.
     
  • Dependability - Job requires being reliable, responsible, and dependable, and fulfilling obligations.
     
  • Adaptability/Flexibility - Job requires being open to change (positive or negative) and to considerable variety in the workplace.
     
  • Integrity - Job requires being honest and ethical.
     
  • 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.
     
  • Stress Tolerance - Job requires accepting criticism and dealing calmly and effectively with high stress situations.
     
  • Persistence - Job requires persistence in the face of obstacles.
     
  • Initiative - Job requires a willingness to take on responsibilities and challenges.
     
  • Self Control - Job requires maintaining composure, keeping emotions in check, controlling anger, and avoiding aggressive behavior, even in very difficult situations.
     
  • Concern for Others - Job requires being sensitive to others' needs and feelings and being understanding and helpful on the job.
     
    source: Occupational Information Network: Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers  updated December 2005
     


    State of Vermont License Information
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    No state licenses listed for this occupation.
     


    Education and Training Requirements
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  • Job Zone Two: Some Preparation Needed
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  • Education: These occupations usually require a high school diploma.
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  • 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.
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  • 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.
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    source: Occupational Information Network: Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers  updated December 2005
     


    Schools
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      Related Instructional Programs
     
    • Autobody/Collision and Repair Technology/Technician.
     
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    source: National Center for Education Statistics 2000 Classification of Instructional Programs .
     


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    source: Occupational Information Network: Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers 
     

     
     
     
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