Glaziers install glass in windows, skylights, store fronts, and display cases, or on surfaces, such as building fronts, interior walls, ceilings, and tabletops.
Skills needed to become a glazier include manual dexterity, eye-hand coordination, physical fitness, and a good sense of balance. The ability to solve arithmetic problems quickly and accurately also is required. Specific skills include: measure and mark reference points or cutting lines on workpieces; cut and shape glass; install or replace glass in windows, skylights, or other structural surfaces; make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects; use hand and power tools, as well as measuring and leveling equipment; use brazing and soldering equipment; follow safety procedures; read blueprints and technical drawings.
*SOURCE: Occupational Employment Statistics Program, US Department of Labor, Bureau of Labor Statistics, for Colorado, from May 2020. https://www.bls.gov/oes/
* Low range wage rates based on the 25th percentile wage level. High range wage rates based on the 90th percentile wage level.
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