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 an average of $25.00-$37.50 per hour. 


Automotive Glass Technician (274L)

Ask Yourself: Yes No
Do you have good hand-eye coordination? Do you pay attention to details?
Do you enjoy working with numbers and have good mathematical skills?
Do you like to do different tasks each day?
Are you able to follow Health & Safety guidelines? Are you able to sit or stand for long periods of time?
Are you able to spot differences?
Are you interested in continual learning? Do you enjoy using different equipment and hand tools to complete a job?
Are you reliable, a self-starter and able to work with minimal supervision? Can you start and finish work on time?

If you checked YES to the majority of these questions, a career as an Automotive Glass Technician (274L) may be for you!

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