Occupational Employment Statistics
49-3022 Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
Replace or repair broken windshields and window glass in motor vehicles.
- Remove broken or damaged glass windshields or window glass from motor vehicles, using hand tools to remove screws from frames holding glass.
- Install new foam dams on pinchwelds, if required.
- Hold cut or uneven edges of glass against automated abrasive belts to shape or smooth edges.
- 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.
- Allow all glass parts installed with urethane ample time to cure, taking temperature and humidity into account.
- Remove moldings, clips, windshield wipers, screws, bolts, and inside A-pillar moldings and lower headliners in preparation for installation or repair work.
- 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.