Glaziers cut and install all types and sizes of glass, such as plate glass of all kinds and thickness, clear and heat absorbing window glass, obscure glass, mirrors, leaded glass panels and insulating glass units. They also fabricate and install curtain wall, aluminum entrances, store front, skylights and revolving doors; install all types of door hardware; and they fit and install plastic and porcelain panels in metal and wood frames.
Glaziers work both indoors and outdoors depending on the job. Window fabricating and some installations are done indoors; however, glaziers do much of their work outdoors or in unheated areas. Glaziers do a great deal of standing, lifting and carrying with some work at heights.
interest & temperament
A glazier must be able to work carefully and often without close supervision. Glaziers must be adaptable to a wide variety of working conditions. The job requires a considerable amount of bending, kneeling, lifting and standing.
Courses in general mathematics, blueprint reading, mechanical drawing, general construction with shop provide a good background.
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