What does a Automotive Glass Technician (274L) do?

Automotive Glass Technicians repair, remove, and install glass and windshields in motorized and automotive vehicles.

Job Related Skills, Interests and Values

  • Safely storing and handling glass; using protective equipment and following safety practices
  • Inspecting vehicles for damage, including water or air leaks; performing leak tests and using adhesives, sealers, primers, and solvents
  • Diagnosing damage to glass, trim, and components and preparing material requisitions
  • Creating and/or reading template sketches
  • Selecting automotive glass tools, safety equipment, and replacement glass/trim/components
  • Preparing and using vehicle bonding agents to installing new materials
  • Effectively communicating with clients, co-workers, and supervisors

What Preparation and Training Do You Need?

  • Secondary school diploma or equivalent with credits in math, science, English, and drafting
  • While not mandatory, completion of a 2,000-4,000 hour apprenticeship, including on-the-job and in-school training, is recommended

What's Your Future as a Automotive Glass Technician (274L)?

  • Full-time (40 hours per week); mostly indoors in custom repair shops
  • Safety risks include sharp edges and broken glass
  • Employers include auto dealers, automotive repair shops and garages, custom/specialty auto companies, motor vehicle manufacturing companies, public transit authorities, and trucking companies
  • Opportunity for self-employment

Wage Rate

Apprentice wage increases with skill and experience. Fully qualified workers earn up to $25.00 per hour depending on geographic location and employer.

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