About This Career
Installs glass in windows, skylights, store fronts, and display cases, or on surfaces, such as building fronts, interior walls, ceilings, and tabletops.
This career is part of the Architecture and Construction cluster Construction pathway.
A person in this career:
- Fabricates or installs metal sashes or moldings for glass installation, using aluminum or steel framing.
- Determines plumb of walls or ceilings, using plumb lines and levels.
- Fastens glass panes into wood sashes or frames with clips, points, or moldings, adding weather seals or putty around pane edges to seal joints.
- Prepares 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.
- Measures and marks outlines or patterns on glass to indicate cutting lines.
- Grinds or polishes glass, smoothing edges when necessary.
- Cuts, fits, installs, repairs, or replaces glass or glass substitutes, such as plastic or aluminum, in building interiors or exteriors or in furniture or other products.
- Sets glass doors into frames and bolts metal hinges, handles, locks, or other hardware to attach doors to frames and walls.
- Installs pre-assembled metal or wood frameworks for windows or doors to be fitted with glass panels, using hand tools.
- Reads and interprets blueprints or specifications to determine size, shape, color, type, or thickness of glass, location of framing, installation procedures, or staging or scaffolding materials required.