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"Automotive Glass Installers and Repairer"
Job Description - Part 1 - Duties and Tasks

Basic Job Description:

Replace or repair broken windshields and window glass in motor vehicles.

Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge

Job Duties and Tasks for: "Automotive Glass Installers and Repairer"

1) Install, repair, and replace safety glass and related materials, such as backglass heating-elements, on vehicles and equipment.

2) Obtain windshields or windows for specific automobile makes and models from stock, and examine them for defects prior to installation.

3) Prime all scratches on pinchwelds with primer, and allow primed scratches to dry.

4) Remove all dirt, foreign matter, and loose glass from damaged areas; then apply primer along windshield or window edges and allow it to dry.

5) Remove all moldings, clips, windshield wipers, screws, bolts, and inside A-pillar moldings; then lower headliners prior to beginning installation or repair work.

6) Remove broken or damaged glass windshields or window-glass from motor vehicles, using hand tools to remove screws from frames holding glass.

7) Replace all moldings, clips, windshield wipers, and any other parts that were removed prior to glass replacement or repair.

8) Replace or adjust motorized or manual window-raising mechanisms.

9) Select appropriate tools, safety equipment, and parts according to job requirements.

 

 

11) Allow all glass parts installed with urethane ample time to cure, taking temperature and humidity into account.

12) 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 all the way around.


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13) Check for moisture or contamination in damaged areas, dry out any moisture prior to making repairs, and keep damaged areas dry until repairs are complete.

14) Cool or warm glass in the event of temperature extremes.

15) Hold cut or uneven edges of glass against automated abrasive belts in order to shape or smooth edges.

16) Install new foam dams on pinchwelds if required.

17) Install replacement glass in vehicles after old glass has been removed and all necessary preparations have been made.

18) Install rubber-channeling strips around edges of glass or frames in order to weatherproof windows or to prevent rattling.

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Part 1
Duties / Tasks
Part 2
Activities
Part 3
Skills
Part 4
Abilities
Part 5
Knowledge



 

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Holland / RIASEC Career Code:  R-C-E        SOC:  49-3022.00