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 keeps 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.