CompGeo Salary Survey Benchmark Job Summary and Competencies

Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers

The Benchmark Job Description below represents the specific Position Characteristics of the job used in the Salary Survey. Benchmark Job Descriptions should be inspected carefully to review the degree of matching between an organizations' Job and the Salary Survey Benchmark. Matching internal Jobs to Salary Survey Benchmark Jobs should not be done on Job Title alone. A thorough comparison of Salary Survey Benchmark to Internal Job Descriptions is recommended. A good overlap should exist on any comparisons used on critical Job Dimensions and Competencies.
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
 
Summary Job Description Tasks
Replace or repair broken windshields and window glass in motor vehicles. Remove all dirt, foreign matter, and loose glass from damaged areas, apply primer along windshield or window edges, and allow primer to dry.
 
Install replacement glass in vehicles after old glass has been removed and all necessary preparations have been made.
 
Allow all glass parts installed with urethane ample time to cure, taking temperature and humidity into account.
 
Prime all scratches on pinchwelds with primer and allow primed scratches to dry.
 
Obtain windshields or windows for specific automobile makes and models from stock and examine them for defects prior to installation.
 
Check for and remove moisture or contamination in damaged areas and keep areas dry until repairs are complete.
 
Apply a bead of urethane around the perimeter of each pinchweld and dress the remaining urethane on the pinchwelds so that it is of uniform level and thickness.
 
Select appropriate tools, safety equipment, and parts according to job requirements.
 
Remove broken or damaged glass windshields or window glass from motor vehicles, using hand tools to remove screws from frames holding glass.
 
Replace all moldings, clips, windshield wipers, and any other parts that were removed prior to glass replacement or repair.
 
Remove all moldings, clips, windshield wipers, screws, bolts, and inside A-pillar moldings and lower headliners in preparation for installation or repair work.
 
Install, repair, and replace safety glass and related materials, such as backglass heating elements, on vehicles and equipment.
 
Install rubber channeling strips around edges of glass or frames to weatherproof windows or to prevent rattling.
 
Hold cut or uneven edges of glass against automated abrasive belts to shape or smooth edges.
 
Cut flat safety glass according to specified patterns or perform precision pattern making and glass cutting to custom-fit replacement windows.
 
Replace or adjust motorized or manual window-raising mechanisms.
 
Install new foam dams on pinchwelds, if required.
 
Cool or warm glass in the event of temperature extremes.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
 
Important Knowledge Competencies Competency Description
Mechanical Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance.
 
Customer and Personal Service Knowledge of principles and processes for providing customer and personal services. This includes customer needs assessment, meeting quality standards for services, and evaluation of customer satisfaction.
 
Administration and Management Knowledge of business and management principles involved in strategic planning, resource allocation, human resources modeling, leadership technique, production methods, and coordination of people and resources.
 
English Language Knowledge of the structure and content of the English language including the meaning and spelling of words, rules of composition, and grammar.
 
Public Safety and Security Knowledge of relevant equipment, policies, procedures, and strategies to promote effective local, state, or national security operations for the protection of people, data, property, and institutions.
 
Transportation Knowledge of principles and methods for moving people or goods by air, rail, sea, or road, including the relative costs and benefits.
 
Production and Processing Knowledge of raw materials, production processes, quality control, costs, and other techniques for maximizing the effective manufacture and distribution of goods.
 
Sales and Marketing Knowledge of principles and methods for showing, promoting, and selling products or services. This includes marketing strategy and tactics, product demonstration, sales techniques, and sales control systems.
 
Engineering and Technology Knowledge of the practical application of engineering science and technology. This includes applying principles, techniques, procedures, and equipment to the design and production of various goods and services.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
 
Important Skill Competencies Competency Description
Monitoring Monitoring/Assessing performance of yourself, other individuals, or organizations to make improvements or take corrective action.
 
Service Orientation Actively looking for ways to help people.
 
Quality Control Analysis Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance.
 
Speaking Talking to others to convey information effectively.
 
Instructing Teaching others how to do something.
 
Time Management Managing one's own time and the time of others.
 
Active Listening Giving full attention to what other people are saying, taking time to understand the points being made, asking questions as appropriate, and not interrupting at inappropriate times.
 
Critical Thinking Using logic and reasoning to identify the strengths and weaknesses of alternative solutions, conclusions or approaches to problems.
 
Social Perceptiveness Being aware of others' reactions and understanding why they react as they do.
 
Coordination Adjusting actions in relation to others' actions.
 
Complex Problem Solving Identifying complex problems and reviewing related information to develop and evaluate options and implement solutions.
 
Equipment Selection Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job.
 
Installation Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications.
 
Operation Monitoring Watching gauges, dials, or other indicators to make sure a machine is working properly.
 
Reading Comprehension Understanding written sentences and paragraphs in work related documents.
 
Writing Communicating effectively in writing as appropriate for the needs of the audience.
 
Persuasion Persuading others to change their minds or behavior.
 
Negotiation Bringing others together and trying to reconcile differences.
 
Operation and Control Controlling operations of equipment or systems.
 
Judgment and Decision Making Considering the relative costs and benefits of potential actions to choose the most appropriate one.
 
Management of Personnel Resources Motivating, developing, and directing people as they work, identifying the best people for the job.
 
Active Learning Understanding the implications of new information for both current and future problem-solving and decision-making.
 
Learning Strategies Selecting and using training/instructional methods and procedures appropriate for the situation when learning or teaching new things.
 
Troubleshooting Determining causes of operating errors and deciding what to do about it.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
 
Important Ability Competencies Competency Description
Near Vision The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer).
 
Problem Sensitivity The ability to tell when something is wrong or is likely to go wrong. It does not involve solving the problem, only recognizing there is a problem.
 
Information Ordering The ability to arrange things or actions in a certain order or pattern according to a specific rule or set of rules (e.g., patterns of numbers, letters, words, pictures, mathematical operations).
 
Manual Dexterity The ability to quickly move your hand, your hand together with your arm, or your two hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble objects.
 
Finger Dexterity The ability to make precisely coordinated movements of the fingers of one or both hands to grasp, manipulate, or assemble very small objects.
 
Multilimb Coordination The ability to coordinate two or more limbs (for example, two arms, two legs, or one leg and one arm) while sitting, standing, or lying down. It does not involve performing the activities while the whole body is in motion.
 
Oral Comprehension The ability to listen to and understand information and ideas presented through spoken words and sentences.
 
Oral Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in speaking so others will understand.
 
Arm-Hand Steadiness The ability to keep your hand and arm steady while moving your arm or while holding your arm and hand in one position.
 
Control Precision The ability to quickly and repeatedly adjust the controls of a machine or a vehicle to exact positions.
 
Speech Recognition The ability to identify and understand the speech of another person.
 
Speech Clarity The ability to speak clearly so others can understand you.
 
Deductive Reasoning The ability to apply general rules to specific problems to produce answers that make sense.
 
Inductive Reasoning The ability to combine pieces of information to form general rules or conclusions (includes finding a relationship among seemingly unrelated events).
 
Selective Attention The ability to concentrate on a task over a period of time without being distracted.
 
Extent Flexibility The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs.
 
Depth Perception The ability to judge which of several objects is closer or farther away from you, or to judge the distance between you and an object.
 
Written Comprehension The ability to read and understand information and ideas presented in writing.
 
Category Flexibility The ability to generate or use different sets of rules for combining or grouping things in different ways.
 
Flexibility of Closure The ability to identify or detect a known pattern (a figure, object, word, or sound) that is hidden in other distracting material.
 
Visualization The ability to imagine how something will look after it is moved around or when its parts are moved or rearranged.
 
Far Vision The ability to see details at a distance.
 
Written Expression The ability to communicate information and ideas in writing so others will understand.
 
Perceptual Speed The ability to quickly and accurately compare similarities and differences among sets of letters, numbers, objects, pictures, or patterns. The things to be compared may be presented at the same time or one after the other. This ability also includes comparing a presented object with a remembered object.
 
Time Sharing The ability to shift back and forth between two or more activities or sources of information (such as speech, sounds, touch, or other sources).
 
Static Strength The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects.
 
Trunk Strength The ability to use your abdominal and lower back muscles to support part of the body repeatedly or continuously over time without 'giving out' or fatiguing.
 
Visual Color Discrimination The ability to match or detect differences between colors, including shades of color and brightness.
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
 
Tools/Technology Example Product Category
Accounting software Accounting software
 
Estimating software Project management software
 
Recordkeeping software Data base user interface and query software
 
Air compressors Air compressors
 
Air knives Air dryers
 
Awls Awls
 
Buffing wheels Power buffers
 
Caulking guns Caulking guns
 
Cold chisels Cold chisels
 
Cold knives Razor knives
 
Cordless cutting tools Gear cutting tools
 
Cordless drills Power drills
 
Cut-out knives Razor knives
 
Deburring tools Deburring equipment
 
Desktop computers Desktop computers
 
Driving wedges Wedges
 
Files Files
 
Gasket scrapers Trim or molding tools
 
Glass cutters Glass cutters
 
Glass holders Hold down clamps
 
Hammers Hammers
 
Hook tools J hooks
 
Hot knife blades Knife blades
 
Infrared digital thermometers Heat tracing equipment
 
Injection syringes Resin guns
 
Inspection mirrors Magnifiers
 
Knife blades Knife blades
 
Lacing tools Trim or molding tools
 
Long knives Razor knives
 
Measuring tapes Tape measures
 
Mirror bracket wrenches Specialty wrenches
 
Moisture evaporators Power blowers
 
Multimeters Multimeters
 
Nut drivers Nut drivers
 
Ohmmeters Ohmmeters
 
Oscillating power knives Machinery cutting knives or knife assemblies
 
Personal computers Personal computers
 
Phillips head screwdrivers Screwdrivers
 
Pliers action clip removers Pullers
 
Pneumatic windshield removal blades Knife blades
 
Power caulking guns Power caulking guns
 
Propane torches Blow torches
 
Pry bars Pry bars
 
Punches Punches or nail sets or drifts
 
Ratcheting screwdrivers Screwdrivers
 
Ratchets Ratchets
 
Safety gloves Protective gloves
 
Scribers Scribers
 
Straightedges Straight edges
 
Suction cups Suction cups
 
Torx wrenches Torx keys
 
Trim tools Trim or molding tools
 
Ultraviolet UV curing lamps Ultraviolet UV lamps
 
Ultraviolet UV lights Ultraviolet UV lamps
 
Upholstery removal tools Pullers
 
Urethane sealant cutout knives Razor knives
 
Utility knives Utility knives
 
Windshield molding removal tools Trim or molding tools
 
Windshield removal power knives Machinery cutting knives or knife assemblies
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
 
Prerequisite Qualification Category Education and Experience Level
Required Level of Education High School Diploma (or GED or High School Equivalence Certificate)
 
Related Work Experience Over 1 year, up to and including 2 years
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Over 3 months, up to and including 6 months
 
On-Site or In-Plant Training Up to and including 1 month
 
Required Level of Education Post-Secondary Certificate - awarded for training completed after high school (for example, in Personnel Services, Engineering-related Technologies, Vocational Home Economics, Construction Trades, Mechanics and Repairers, Precision Production Trades)
 
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
 
Alternate Job Title(s)
Auto Glass Installer
Auto Glass Mechanic
Automotive Glass Installer (Auto Glass Installer)
Automotive Glass Technician (Auto Glass Technician)
Automotive Glazier (Auto Glazier)
Glass Fitter
Glass Installer
Glass Installer Technician
Glass Setter
Master Automotive Glass Technician (Master Auto Glass Technician)
Window Installer
Windshield Installer
Windshield Repair Technician
 
CompGeo Occupation Group: Trades and Related
Job Family: Mechanics
Benchmark Title: Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers
 
 
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