Glaziers prepare, install, and replace glass in buildings, vehicles, furniture, and other products.
Duties May Include
Glaziers perform some or all of the following duties:
Read and interpret blueprints and specifications to determine type and thickness of glass, frame, installation procedure and materials required;
Measure and mark glass and cut glass using glass cutters or computerized cutter;
Tint glass and create patterns on glass by etching, sandblasting or painting designs;
Assemble, erect and dismantle scaffolds, rigging and hoisting equipment;
Position glass panes into frames and secure glass using clips, points or mouldings;
Assemble and install prefabricated glass, mirrors or glass products on walls, ceilings or exteriors of building;
Fabricate metal frames for glass installation
Install, fit, fabricate and attach architectural metals or related substitute products in commercial and residential buildings;
Install pre-cut mirrors and opaque and transparent glass panels in frames to form exterior walls of buildings;
Replace glass in furniture and other products;
Prepare and install skylights, showcases and aquariums and stained or other special glass in churches, museums, sports and other establishments;
Repair and service residential windows, commercial aluminum doors and other glass supporting structures, and replace damaged glass or faulty sealant;
May prepare cost estimates for customers or clients.
Examples of Titles
Auto Glass Glazier
Glazier and Metal Mechanic
Plate Glass Installer
Stained Glass Glazier
Structural Glass Glazier
The National Occupational Classification (NOC) Code found next to the name of the career is a 4-digit code that classifies occupations by different skill types and skill levels.
The information on careers is adapted from Canadian Occupational Projection System, a project by Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, which uses annual data to analyze trends in labour.
© Canadian Occupational Projection System, Human Resources and Skills Development Canada, 2011.
© JobFutures, Labour Force Survey, 2006.
© National Occupational Classification, Human Resources Skills and Development Canada, 2006.
© Working in Canada, Labour Force Survey, 2009.