On the Job
Glaziers install glass in windows, skylights, store fronts, and display cases. They may also install glass in ceilings, table tops, interior walls, or other structures.
This career requires time standing, walking, or running.
Typical Work Tasks
People who work in this career often:
- Apply decorative or textured finishes or coverings.
- Apply material to fill gaps in surfaces.
- Assemble temporary equipment or structures.
- Cut carpet, vinyl or other flexible materials.
- Cut glass.
- Cut metal components for installation.
- Cut wood components for installation.
- Dismantle equipment or temporary structures.
- Fabricate parts or components.
- Install building fixtures.
Typical Working Conditions
- Having face-to-face discussions.
- Wearing common protective or safety equipment such as safety shoes, glasses, gloves, hearing protection, hard hats, or life jackets.
- Working outdoors exposed to weather.
- The importance of being accurate or exact.
- Working with a group or team.
- Frequent decision-making.
- Freedom to make decisions without supervision.
- Meeting strict deadlines.
- Responsibility for outcomes and results.
- Exposure to sounds or noise levels that are distracting or uncomfortable.
- Exposure to hazardous equipment.
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