Glaziers

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About the Job

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

It is also Called

  • Window Glazier
  • Window Glass Installer
  • Window Assembler
  • Stained Glass Joiner
  • Stained Glass Installer
  • Stained Glass Glazier
  • Plate Glass Installer
  • Mirror Installer
  • Master Glazier
  • Leaded Glass Installer
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What They Do

  • Measure, cut, fit, and press anti-glare adhesive film to glass or spray glass with tinting solution to prevent light glare.
  • Assemble and cement sections of stained glass together.
  • Create patterns on glass by etching, sandblasting, or painting designs.
  • Operate cranes or hoists with suction cups to lift large, heavy pieces of glass.
  • Select the type or color of glass or mirror according to specifications.
  • Confer with customers to determine project requirements or to provide cost estimates.
  • Cut and attach mounting strips, metal or wood moldings, rubber gaskets, or metal clips to surfaces in preparation for mirror installation.
  • Assemble, erect, or dismantle scaffolds, rigging, or hoisting equipment.
  • Secure mirrors in position, using mastic cement, putty, bolts, or screws.
  • Score glass with cutters' wheels, breaking off excess glass by hand or with notched tools.

Interests

People who work in this occupation generally have the interest code: RC.

This means people who work in this occupation generally have Realistic interests, but also prefer Conventional environments.

Work Values

People who work in this occupation generally prize Working Conditions, but also value Relationships and Achievement in their jobs.

Things They Need to Know

  • Building and Construction - Knowledge of materials, methods, and the tools involved in the construction or repair of houses, buildings, or other structures such as highways and roads.
  • Mathematics - Knowledge of arithmetic, algebra, geometry, calculus, statistics, and their applications.
  • 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.
  • Mechanical - Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
  • Production and Processing - Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • 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.
  • Judgment and Decision Making - Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
  • Time Management - Managing one's own time and the time of others.
  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.

Education Required

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

LMI Region

Wages

In 2014, the average annual wage in New Jersey was $59,950 with most people making between $33,280 and $93,500

Outlook

1.89%
avg. annual growth

During 2012, this occupation employed approximately 950 people in New Jersey. It is projected that there will be 1,130 employed in 2022.

This occupation will have about 18 openings due to growth and about 22 replacement openings for approximately 40 total annual openings.