Basic Job Description:
Install glass in windows, skylights, store fronts, and display cases, or on surfaces, such as building fronts, interior walls, ceilings, and tabletops.
1) Cut, assemble, fit, and attach metal-framed glass enclosures for showers, bathtubs, display cases, skylights, solariums, and other structures.
2) Drive trucks to installation sites, and unload mirrors, glass equipment, and tools.
3) Fabricate and install metal sashes and moldings for glass installation, using aluminum or steel framing.
4) Install pre-assembled metal or wood frameworks for windows or doors to be fitted with glass panels, using hand tools.
5) Load and arrange glass and mirrors onto delivery trucks, using suction cups or cranes to lift glass.
6) Move furniture to clear work sites, and cover floors and furnishings with drop cloths.
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7) Operate cranes or hoists with suction cups to lift large, heavy pieces of glass.
8) Set glass doors into frames, and bolt metal hinges, handles, locks, and other hardware to attach doors to frames and walls.
9) Cut and attach mounting strips, metal or wood moldings, rubber gaskets, or metal clips to surfaces in preparation for mirror installation.
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10) Secure mirrors in position, using mastic cement, putty, bolts, or screws.
11) Cut and remove broken glass prior to installing replacement glass.
12) Cut, fit, install, repair, and replace glass and glass substitutes, such as plastic and aluminum, in building interiors or exteriors and in furniture or other products.
13) Determine plumb of walls or ceilings, using plumb-lines and levels.
14) Fasten glass panes into wood sashes or frames with clips, points, or moldings, adding weather seals or putty around pane edges to seal joints.
15) Grind and polish glass, and smooth edges when necessary.
16) Measure and mark outlines or patterns on glass to indicate cutting lines.
17) Score glass with cutters' wheels, breaking off excess glass by hand or with notched tools.
18) Measure mirrors and dimensions of areas to be covered in order to determine work procedures.
19) Measure, cut, fit, and press anti-glare adhesive film to glass, or spray glass with tinting solution to prevent light glare.
20) Pack spaces between moldings and glass with glazing compounds, and trim excess material with glazing knives.
21) 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.
22) Read and interpret blueprints and specifications to determine size, shape, color, type, and thickness of glass, location of framing, installation procedures, and staging and scaffolding materials required.
23) Select the type and color of glass or mirror according to specifications.
24) Assemble and cement sections of stained glass together.
25) Assemble, erect, and dismantle scaffolds, rigging, and hoisting equipment.
26) Confer with customers to determine project requirements and to provide cost estimates.
27) Create patterns on glass by etching, sandblasting, or painting designs.
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Holland / RIASEC Career Code: R-C-E SOC: 47-2121.00