Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers:

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

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About the Job


Indiana Average Salary $31,000.00
Average Time to Fill 47 days
Typical Education High school equivalency
Typical Experience Over 4 years, up to and including 6 years
10 Year Projected Openings (2016-2026) 470
10 Year Expected Percentage Change (2016-2026) 6.95 %

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Skills Profile



Essential (Soft) Skills

Essential Skills to Employers

Attention to Detail
Work Ethic
Information Gathering
Problem-solving

Top Job Duties and Responsibilities

Handling and Moving Objects

Adjust equipment to ensure optimal performance
Weld metal structures
Set mechanical or electrical controls or components
Reassemble equipment after repair
Disassemble equipment for maintenance or repair
Install electronic equipment, components, or systems
Assemble equipment or components
Adjust vehicle components according to specifications
Weld metal parts and components
Align equipment or machinery
Calibrate equipment to specifications
Apply adhesives, caulking, or sealants
Adjust industrial, manufacturing, or production equipment
Adjust measuring or control devices
Rewire electrical or electronic systems
Perform combination welding or cutting procedures
Install/Replace measuring or control devices such as meters or regulators
Adjust mechanical equipment
Adjust electrical or electronic equipment
Install machine or equipment replacement parts
Paint vehicles, structures and objects using spraying equipment
Install electrical or electronic cables or wiring
Install attachments to machinery or related structures
Install lead-in wires to control boxes and other components
Solder electrical or electronic connections or components
Assemble electronic, electrical, or electromechanical equipment
Assemble gear systems
Disassemble equipment to inspect for deficiencies
Install metering equipment
Solder metal parts, piping, or components
Cut materials according to specifications or needs
Prime/Paint vehicle or transportation equipment surfaces
Install audio or communications equipment
Install power or communication lines and cables
Install electronic power, communication, or control equipment or systems
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured automotive or vehicle related products by hand
Mold metal or plastic materials through bending or straightening
Paint surfaces such as walls
Adjust telecommunications equipment
Install electrical fixtures or components
Install building fixtures
Lay cables to connect equipment
Install communication line switching devices
Install electrical components, equipment, or systems
Seal gaps or cracks to prevent leakage or moisture intrusion
Dismantle equipment or temporary structures
Assemble electrical components, subsystems, or systems
Spot/tack weld materials
Connect electrical components or equipment
Cut metal or plastic material
Cut glass or crystal to specifications
Apply adhesives to construction materials
Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces
Install electrical conduit or tubing
Assemble mechanical components or machine parts
Run wiring to connect equipment
Thread wire or cable through ducts or conduits
Solder parts or connections between parts
Braze metal parts or components
Don/Doff installation, maintenance, or repair related Personal Protective Equipment (PPE)
Position machines, equipment, or structures
Cut wood components for installation
Install heating, ventilation, or air conditioning (HVAC) equipment
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured mechanical products, engines, or machinery by hand
Assemble/Disassemble manufactured electrical or electronic products, equipment, or parts by hand
Sand metal or plastic objects
Connect hoses to equipment or piping
Set-up welding equipment
Set-up specialized rigging
Control power supply connections
Install plumbing, piping, or water handling systems
Assemble tires
Position structural components
Grind metal objects
Assemble machine tools, parts, or fixtures
Perform basic plumbing
Prepare compounds or solutions to be used for repairs
Shape metal or plastic
Shape glass materials

Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment

Clean installation, maintenance, or repair tools, equipment, or machinery
Repair mechanical equipment or machinery
Install vehicle parts and accessories
Replace malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Conduct tests to locate mechanical system malfunction
Adjust clearances of mechanical or electrical components or parts
Maintain cargo or passenger vehicle
Lubricate machinery, equipment, or parts
Overhaul major vehicle systems such as engines or transmissions
Install glass such as windshields in motor vehicles
Remove parts or components from vehicles
Maintain work tools or equipment
Repair cargo or passenger vehicle
Repair mechanical controls
Repair major vehicle systems such as engines, engine components, or transmissions
Rebuild parts or components
Service vehicle with water, air, fuel, or oil
Adjust clearances of vehicle body parts or components
Repair measuring or control devices
Repair gas, steam, oil, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Repair commercial transportation equipment
Align vehicle frame
Determine replacement part required
Install brakes on vehicles
Repair railroad equipment or tracks
Overhaul power-generating equipment or machinery
Overhaul industrial or construction machinery or equipment
Service green vehicles to make repairs or maintain good working order
Perform preventative maintenance on manufacturing equipment
Maintain mechanical machinery or implements
Maintain construction machinery or equipment
Repair mechanical timing devices
Install tires on vehicles
Align machines, equipment, or structures
Repair malfunctioning or worn mechanical components
Calibrate mechanical equipment or instruments to specification
Maintain welding machines or equipment
Maintain mining machinery or equipment
Level machines, equipment, or structures
Replace gas, steam, sewer, or water piping or fixtures
Maintain boat or ship hull
Remove dents from equipment, materials, tools or structures
Repair defective or damaged tires
Prepare equipment for maintenance
Repair specialized rigging
Repair work tools or equipment
Repair pipes to stop leaking
Maintain manufacturing or production equipment

Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material

Test electrical or electronic wiring or fixtures
Test electrical or electronic systems or equipment
Test operation of malfunctioning machinery
Perform safety inspection related to an installation, maintenance or repair
Test vehicle computer processors to detect malfunctions
Test mechanical products or equipment
Test electrical circuits or components for proper functioning
Operate vehicle engine electrical systems test equipment
Operate engine emission testing equipment
Test mechanical systems to ensure proper functioning
Inspect installation, maintenance, or repair machinery or equipment
Inspect facilities to determine repair or replacement needs
Inspect vehicle to detect malfunctions or maintenance needed
Inspect vehicle body to determine extent of damages and repairs needed
Inspect completed repair work to ensure proper functioning
Test performance of electrical, electronic, mechanical, or integrated systems or equipment
Inspect timing or shut-off devices
Inspect mechanical systems to determine if they are operating properly
Inspect facilities or equipment for regulatory, hazard, or fire code compliance
Inspect electrical or electronic systems for defects
Test communications equipment to ensure proper functioning
Perform inspection of tools or equipment prior to use
Inspect telecommunications equipment to identify problems
Inspect electrical installation for code conformance
Inspect production equipment
Inspect safety equipment to ensure proper functioning

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