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

  • Art Glass Setter
  • Glass Fitter
  • Glass Glazier
  • Glass Inserter
  • Glass Installer
  • Glass Mechanic
  • Glass Setter
  • Glazer
  • Glazier
  • Glazier Apprentice

What They Do

  • Create patterns on glass by etching, sandblasting, or painting designs.
  • 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.
  • Move furniture to clear work sites and cover floors or furnishings with drop cloths.
  • Select the type or color of glass or mirror according to specifications.
  • Confer with customers to determine project requirements or to provide cost estimates.
  • 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.
  • Grind or polish glass, smoothing edges when necessary.

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.
  • Design - Knowledge of design techniques, tools, and principles involved in production of precision technical plans, blueprints, drawings, and models.

Things They Need to Be Able to Do

  • Speaking - Talking to others to convey information effectively.
  • Reading Comprehension - Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
  • Critical Thinking - Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
  • 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.
  • Coordination - Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
  • Operation and Control - Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
  • Operation Monitoring - Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.

Education Required

These occupations usually require a high school diploma.

LMI Region

Wages

In 2012, the average annual wage in Washington was $51,000 with most people making between $25,970 and $87,920

Outlook

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avg. annual growth

During 2008, this occupation employed approximately 2,470 people in Washington. It is projected that there will be 2,320 employed in 2018.

This occupation will have about 0 openings due to growth and about 70 replacement openings for approximately 70 total annual openings.