About This Career
Replaces or repairs broken windshields and window glass in motor vehicles.
This career is part of the Transportation, Distribution and Logistics cluster Facility and Mobile Equipment Maintenance pathway.
A person in this career:
- Primes all scratches on pinchwelds with primer and allow to dry.
- Removes all dirt, foreign matter, and loose glass from damaged areas, applies primer along windshield or window edges, and allows primer to dry.
- Allows all glass parts installed with urethane ample time to cure, taking temperature and humidity into account.
- Applies a bead of urethane around the perimeter of each pinchweld and dresses the remaining urethane on the pinchwelds so that it is of uniform level and thickness.
- Selects appropriate tools, safety equipment, and parts, according to job requirements.
- Installs replacement glass in vehicles.
- Obtains windshields or windows for specific automobile makes and models from stock and examines them for defects prior to installation.
- Replaces all moldings, clips, windshield wipers, or other parts that were removed prior to glass replacement or repair.
- Checks for and removes moisture or contamination in damaged areas and keep areas dry until repairs are complete.
- Removes broken or damaged glass windshields or window glass from motor vehicles, using hand tools to remove screws from frames holding glass.