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Glaziers
District Of Columbia

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

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Typical education needed for entry: High school diploma or equivalent

Typical work experience needed for a job in this occupation: None

Typical on-the-job training once you have a job in this occupation: Apprenticeship

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typical job duties

  • Read and interpret blueprints or specifications to determine size, shape, color, type, or thickness of glass, location of framing, installation procedures, or staging or scaffolding materials required.
  • Determine plumb of walls or ceilings, using plumb lines and levels.
  • Fabricate or install metal sashes or moldings for glass installation, using aluminum or steel framing.
  • Measure mirrors and dimensions of areas to be covered to determine work procedures.
  • Fasten glass panes into wood sashes or frames with clips, points, or moldings, adding weather seals or putty around pane edges to seal joints.
  • Secure mirrors in position, using mastic cement, putty, bolts, or screws.
  • Cut, fit, install, repair, or replace glass or glass substitutes, such as plastic or aluminum, in building interiors or exteriors or in furniture or other products.
  • Cut and remove broken glass prior to installing replacement glass.
  • Operate cranes or hoists with suction cups to lift large, heavy pieces of glass.
  • Set glass doors into frames and bolt metal hinges, handles, locks, or other hardware to attach doors to frames and walls.

tools & technology


Tools:
  • Glass cutters
  • Grinding or polishing machines
  • Levels
  • Power saws
  • Screwdrivers

Technology:
  • Computer aided design CAD software
  • Facilities management software
  • Project management software

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