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    Automotive Glass Installers and Repairers

    Replace or repair broken windshields and window glass in motor vehicles.

    Install, repair, and replace safety glass and related materials, such as backglass heating-elements, on vehicles and equipment . Obtain windshields or windows for specific automobile makes and models from stock, and examine them for defects prior to installation. Prime all scratches on pinchwelds with primer, and allow primed scratches to dry. Remove all dirt, foreign matter, and loose glass from damaged areas; then apply primer along windshield or window edges and allow it to dry. Remove all moldings, clips, windshield wipers, screws, bolts, and inside A-pillar moldings; then lower headliners prior to beginning installation or repair work. 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. Replace or adjust motorized or manual window-raising mechanisms. Select appropriate tools, safety equipment, and parts according to job requirements. Cut flat safety glass according to specified patterns, or perform precision pattern-making and glass-cutting to custom-fit replacement windows. Allow all glass parts installed with urethane ample time to cure, taking temperature and humidity into account. 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 all the way around. Check for moisture or contamination in damaged areas, dry out any moisture prior to making repairs, and keep damaged areas dry until repairs are complete. Cool or warm glass in the event of temperature extremes. Hold cut or uneven edges of glass against automated abrasive belts in order to shape or smooth edges. Install new foam dams on pinchwelds if required. Install replacement glass in vehicles after old glass has been removed and all necessary preparations have been made. Install rubber-channeling strips around edges of glass or frames in order to weatherproof windows or to prevent rattling.

    Mechanical -- Knowledge of machines and tools, including their designs, uses, repair, and maintenance

    Installation -- Installing equipment, machines, wiring, or programs to meet specifications. Repairing -- Repairing machines or systems using the needed tools. Equipment Selection -- Determining the kind of tools and equipment needed to do a job. Quality Control Analysis -- Conducting tests and inspections of products, services, or processes to evaluate quality or performance. Mathematics -- Using mathematics to solve problems.

    Static Strength -- The ability to exert maximum muscle force to lift, push, pull, or carry objects. Gross Body Coordination -- The ability to coordinate the movement of your arms, legs, and torso together when the whole body is in motion. 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. Extent Flexibility -- The ability to bend, stretch, twist, or reach with your body, arms, and/or legs. 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. 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. 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. 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). Near Vision -- The ability to see details at close range (within a few feet of the observer). Wrist-Finger Speed -- The ability to make fast, simple, repeated movements of the fingers, hands, and wrists.

    Handling and Moving Objects -- Using hands and arms in handling, installing, positioning, and moving materials, and manipulating things. Performing General Physical Activities -- Performing physical activities that require considerable use of your arms and legs and moving your whole body, such as climbing, lifting, balancing, walking, stooping, and handling of materials. Inspecting Equipment, Structures, or Material -- Inspecting equipment, structures, or materials to identify the cause of errors or other problems or defects. Repairing and Maintaining Mechanical Equipment -- Servicing, repairing, adjusting, and testing machines, devices, moving parts, and equipment that operate primarily on the basis of mechanical (not electronic) principles. Controlling Machines and Processes -- Using either control mechanisms or direct physical activity to operate machines or processes (not including computers or vehicles). Getting Information -- Observing, receiving, and otherwise obtaining information from all relevant sources.