Glaziers

National Occupation Code (NOC): 7292

Glaziers cut, fit, install and replace glass in residential, commercial and industrial buildings, on exterior walls of buildings and other structures and in furniture and other products. They are employed by construction glass installation contractors, retail service and repair shops and glass fabrication shops, or they may be self-employed.

Job Duties for Glaziers

  • 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.

Working Conditions for Glaziers

Work may be performed indoors or outdoors, with safety measures in place to prevent injury from tools or glass. Heavy objects must also be handled carefully to prevent back injuries.

Alternate Job Titles

  • Apprentice Glazier
  • Building Glass Glazier
  • Building Glazier
  • Curtain Wall Glazier
  • Exterior Wall Glazier
  • Glass And Metal Mechanic
  • Glass Installer-glazier
  • Glass Setter - Construction
  • Glass Wall Installer
  • Glass Wallcovering Installer
  • Glass Worker - Construction
  • Glass Worker Apprentice
  • Glazier
  • Glazier And Metal Mechanic
  • Glazier And Metal Mechanic Apprentice
  • Glazier Apprentice
  • Journeyman/woman Glazier
  • Leaded Glass Glazier
  • Mirror Wall Installer
  • Plate Glass Installer
  • Stained Glass Glazier
  • Structural Glass Glazier
  • Structural Glass Installer
  • Window Sash And Frame Glazier
  • Glazier
  • Glazier And Metal Mechanic
  • Glazier Apprentice
  • Plate Glass Installer
  • Stained Glass Glazier
  • Structural Glass Glazier